DIARY: Advertising spawns a new ‘Carry On’ comedy team: Chris and Frank

Something funny happened last week to people at Holder Wilson Pearce and Bailey (just another agency Campaign has helped make famous).

Something funny happened last week to people at Holder Wilson Pearce and

Bailey (just another agency Campaign has helped make famous).



Frank Bailey, the shop’s planning partner, woke up stricken with a bad

back and phoned his colleague, Chris Pearce, to ask for a lift to

hospital. Chris immediately left the office, jumped in a cab and raced

to Frank’s rescue.



Upon arrival at Frank’s house, there was an ambulance outside just

closing its doors. Chris asked the ambulance man whether Frank was in

there, and he replied that he was, that he’d got a serious stomach

ulcer, and that he was being rushed to hospital.



Now extremely concerned about the welfare of his colleague, Chris

climbed back into the cab and chased the ambulance to hospital. When he

got there, he was told he would not be able to see Frank for an hour as

he needed immediate treatment. Sixty nail-biting, coffee-drinking and

pacing-up-and-down minutes later, he was allowed into Frank’s ward.



There was just one problem, however. It wasn’t Frank. It was a Frank,

just not his. His Frank was still stuck in bed wondering why it was

taking his colleague two hours to come and fetch him.



The Diary has been informed that, to this day, Chris finds the incident

amusing, but Frank has yet to see the funny side.



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