Bizarre Panasonic Europe ad has a woman poledancing to her eWear music player - then she's interrupted by the bus conductor; the pole is on the rear platform of a Routemaster
Party in the Park
The advertising for this 2002 London event shown on Channel 5 featured a London General RML-class AEC Routemaster/Park Royal. (thanks Stephen Osman)
1976 UK Public Information Film features a Duple Viceroy-bodied coach in the background. (thanks Bob Wingrove)
Martyn Pearce reports he drove an open-top Bristol VRT for Pepsi Max 'Win an X-box 360' adverts staring various football players for the World cup a few years back.
Believed to be from the 1960s, Bob Wingrove found this Persil ad:
A 1999 car ad features (briefly) a Dolgellau-based Arriva Cymru minibus. (thanks Gwyn Griffiths)
1975 UK Public Information Film: London Transport Routemasters and a DMS Daimler Fleetline seen in Piccadilly (thanks Bob Wingrove)
A 2007 ad shows an open top AEC Routemaster travelling round London; various other London buses are also glimpsed
A summer 2004 advert features a passing DN-class Dennis Dart of Sullivan Buses. The bus is seen blowing a paper sign onto a neighbours house. (thanks Dean Sullivan)
Play Safe - Kites and Planes
1977 UK Public Information Film features a BEA deck and a half AEC Regal RF coach:
"A late 1970s television advert for Plumrose hotdog sausages featured an ex-London Country Guy Special/Eastern Coachworks, still in green livery. There were interior and exterior shots." (thanks Alan Sinclair) Glen Bubb identifies this as GS34 (MXX334)
"School Bus" - shows a basketball team psyching themselves up on a school bus going to the game.
PPPPick up a Penguin
Scot Fergie discovers a curious advert: "Just been watching out of the corner of my eye, 'Never Had it so Good' - a Matthew Kelly-fronted nostalgia quiz show: as one of the questions they showed an old 'PPP-Pick up a Penguin' ad, which featured a flock of (real) penguins boarding what was undoubtedly an Edinburgh Corporation/Lothian Region Seddon Pennine IV/236 - white uppers and madder skirt.
A shot near the end reveals the first letter of the number plate as 'B' - from the BWS 102-105L batch from 1973. Also on the shot of the rear end can be seen a rear ad which starts with the letters 'Sco..'((Scotland/Scottish...)? A side shot of the bus pulling up was judiciously edited just as the ECT or LRT crest would have come into shot. The background architecture of the ad looks nothing like Edinburgh though - it looks like a row of inter-war English terraces! Was the ad maybe made in Manchester when one of these vehicles was on loan to GMT? The year being discussed may have been 1978, which would make it bit late for the loans. Maybe it was shot in 1973/4 and still being shown in 1978? Too many questions, no answers."
However - Scot further comments: "On second thoughts - Edinburgh Zoo has a big penguin colony, whereas I think Manchester has none? It's the buildings in the background that throw me. Ravelston Dykes or thereabouts?" Somebody please help!
(Public Information Film)
A public information film advising motorists to lock their cars when leaving them shows a thief being chased down a busy London street. He takes advantage of the open rear platform of a moving Sullivan Buses AEC Routemaster RM1069 (69CLT) blinded for route 8 to make his getaway.