Tesco, Prices That Take You Back

Tesco enlists the help of BBH and MPC to celebrate 100 years of great value with 'Prices That Take You Back'

To evoke a sense of nostalgia, Tesco’s Centenary advertising campaign features iconic moments such as a 70s roller girl skating down the aisles, 60s mods on mopeds and an astronaut reaching for a tin of baked beans.

The TV ad, by Bartle Bogle Hegarty London, was directed by The Scared Egg at Riff Raff Productions and graded by MPC’s Richard Fearon.

MPC VFX Supervisor Alex Lovejoy gave a glimpse into some of the work involved: “All of the scenes were filmed together and we rotoscoped them out. We accentuated the spots by adding film effects, sharpness and textures. This included heightening the blue in the hair of the 70s roller girl, and giving the Punks a VHS look. To achieve the Victorian look, we filmed the Victorian car at 12 frames a second to give them a sped-up move, whilst ensuring the camera move was at half speed”.

The films are set to the catchy 1978 hit September by Earth, Wind and Fire, and accompany a full print campaign.





Bartle Bogle Hegarty

Creative Director

Tom Drew

Agency Producer

Charlie Dodd

Production Company

Riff Raff


The Scared Egg

Executive Producers

Matthew Fone & Natalie Arnette


Jane Tredget


Stephen Keith-Roach

Post Production


VFX Supervisor

Alex Lovejoy

VFX Assist

Alex K, Jonathon B, Dan B

CG Lead

Anthony Bloor

VFX Producer

Ryan Hancocks


Richard Fearon


Sam Bould @ Cut and Run