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15 November 2021

In-store wonderland.

by Syd Briscoe

Homebase: “Showtime” - 40s

Restoration masters Dick and Angel Strawbridge star in this year's Christmas outing from Homebase. Their first appearance as the brand's ambassadors sees the pair take over a store after hours, getting carried away with the spirit of the season as they decorate the place with festive abandon. Of course, the credit needs to go elsewhere in order to maintain the magic.

It's an interesting shift from the brand, who may not immediately ping in viewers' minds as being the home of decorations as well as DIY gear. Given the sparkly baubles, glitzy string lights, and other Christmassy accoutrements on display here though, crafty types will be flocking down for materials to spruce things up before the big day.

Creative Agency: Atomic London Ⓟ Ⓦ
ECD: Dave Henderson / Katy Sumption
Creative Director: Matt Welch / Simon Welch
Film Production: Merman Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Will Clark Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Clara Bennett
Executive Producer: Siobhan Murphy
Cinematographer: Christopher Sabogal
Editor: Mark Edinoff Ⓦ @ Work Ⓟ Ⓦ
Post Prod Producer: Polly Durrance
VFX: Marcus Moffat
Audio Mix: Lucas Trigg @ Clearcut Sound Ⓟ Ⓦ

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