Peter York

York is an author, broadcaster, journalist, management consultant and cultural commentator. He was Style Editor of Harpers and Queen for ten years and he co-authored The Sloane Ranger Handbook in the 1980

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Peter York On Ads No 244: Brylcreem

Will we ever forgive David Beckham? I say "we" in the vaguest of ways, of course, since although I want England to win anything going, I have no substantive interest in football (I'm the last middle-class person left alive who doesn't support a team).

Television & radio: No beige, just two easy steps

PETER YORK ON ADS NO 243: APPLE IMAC

Peter York on ads No: 240: BT: Embarrassment of elephantine proportions

Why do we have to look at elephants copulating? Well, we don't. Viewers watching the new "tell someone about it" BT commercial only see a family group watching this courtship and consummation. It's apparently shot from behind the TV screen in a modest house, looking at a large family audience: Mum, Dad, Gran, late-teen sister, and an early-teen brother, sitting on the floor, arm in a sling.

Wham bam, thank you Glam!

David Bowie fell to Earth and Bryan Ferry found 'penthouse perfection': it was 1972, it was Glam Rock ... and Peter York was there

It's a whitewash

PETER YORK ON ADS: No 231; PERSIL TABLETS

PETER YORK ON ADS: No 228: MICROSOFT WINDOWS

We can be modern, just for one day

I'm watersweeping with joy

PETER YORK ON ADS: No 227: WATERSWEEP

On the job, in the bath

PETER YORK ON ADS: No 226: VW PASSAT

ARTS: Daring to be boring

PETER YORK ON ADS: No 225: AXA

PETER YORK ON ADS: Keep drinking the beer, lads

No 224: WORTHINGTON
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