The Men from the Agency.

A BBC Documentary recalling the revolution in British advertising during the 60s and three men who were instrumental in bringing it about. David Puttnam, Alan Parker and Charles Saatchi, who all worked for the same agency (CDP), were among the first to recognise the social changes which were taking place, and the style of advertising needed to appeal to the new breed of customer.

Comet Miniatures

While this most extraordinary SciFi model shop on Lavender Hill in London has unfortunately closed down, you can still walk through the shop with the help of Google Street View, hopefully preserved for eternity. What an amazing place this was.

Comet Miniatures on Google Street View
Comet Miniatures on Google Street View

The website is dead too, but apparently Comet’s proprietor Tony James is setting up a new virtual business under the name of Timeless Hobbies.

Last but not least here’s my Flickr set of the cramped inside of the shop.

It’s a shame really – first Model Zone went bust, and now Comet Miniatures has closed down. Basically all that’s left now here in the UK is Forbidden Planet for all kinds of SF toys and models.

Here’s Comet Miniatures Last Day, via YouTube: