Specsavers "car" by Specsavers Creative

John Cleese recreates a famous scene from Fawlty Towers as Basil Fawlty in the latest "should've gone to Specsavers" spot.

The TV ad opens on Cleese getting into an argument with his car’s voice control and then thrashing it with a tree branch – only to discover belatedly that he has confused a nearby police car with his own because of his poor eyesight. The work was created by Specsavers’ in-house creative team, who worked with Cleese on the script. It was shot by Tim Bullock through Blink. Post-production was handled by MPC.


Creative agency
Creative director
Agency producer
Media company
Production company
Production company producer
Audio post-production