Davy Sims
Davy Sims
Ancient Environment Campaign

The Midnight Oil “Beds Are Burning” has been revived for the “tck, tck, tck campaign” YouTube Video here.  Back in ohh … the late 1980’s I produced a Radio 1 Environmental campaign with names like Peter Gabriel, Sting, Paul McCartney and a barely heard of comedian called Steve Coogan.  It was going to be called Radio 1 Green Week, but for the first time the Green Party was a serious contender in the pending European elections, so I had to change the name.

Here are a few examples – and I know I’m breaking copyright here, but what the tck, tck,tck.

Oh – and what is that music I used for the main part of the campaign (there example here is Peter Gabriel)?

Here’s Peter Gabriel (mp3)

And Sting

And Paul McCartney (yes, I produced Paul McCartney once) @nickmgbaker wrote the script.

It got two awards by the way one at the New York Radio Festival and the other in  London – presented by the not very well known other comedian Stephen Fry.

It was the second time I had met Stephen – the first time was in Belfast previewing the first Red Nose Day when Mike Edgar and I were interviewing Ben Elton and wondering who that tall man in cords with him was.