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Little Dome: November 1987 (Mates Condoms and Miss World)

Finally, it's here! November 1987! The Sexy Episode! The first advert for condoms appears on British television and a familiar face is involved in the campaign. Plus Gareth and Esyllt look back at Miss World 1987 and provide details of our forthcoming spin-off podcast (pending funding).

A couple of YouTube clips which may be of interest include this advert and this one (which also mentions the channel).

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