Benylin Cough Medicine TV Advert (1991)

The advert shows a man walking outside onto a snowy street coughing, which causes icicles, snow to drop and snowmen to explode. The advert ends showing the man opening a cupboard to reveal a box of Benylin cough medicine. The advert ends with the narrator reading out the slogan For Benefits That Can Be Seen and Not Heard, while the cough medicine range is shown:

  • Benylin Specially Formulated for Children
  • Benylin Relieves Chesty Coughs
  • Benylin Relieves Dry Coughs
  • Benylin For Cough Relief and Easier Breathing


Year of First Broadcast 1991
Country of Broadcast United Kingdom
Primary Language Featured in Advert English
Duration of Advert (mm:ss) 0:20
Brand Advertised Benylin
Product(s) Advertised Benylin Specially Formulated for Children
Benylin Relieves Chesty Coughts
Benylin Relieves Dry Coughs
Benylin For Cough Relief and Easier Breathing
Slogan Used For Benefits That Can Be Seen and Not Heard


Christmas music plays throughout this advert.

Notable Characters

There are no notable characters or appearances in this advert.


Timestamp Speaker Script
0:05 Voiceover A powerful cough calls for a powerful medicine.
0:10 Voiceover In clinical trials Benyling was shown to provide fast effective cough relief.
0:15 Voiceover Benylin. For benefits that can be seen and not heard.

My Comments

This is quite a cute advert although the man does unfortunately destroy the rather happy looking snowman by coughing. Includes some nice clear shots of the Benylin range box fronts.

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