Darwen sewer worker back on the small screen

United Utilities workers Wes Odell and, right, Adrian Booth of Darwen, have been fimed for a TV commercial

United Utilities workers Wes Odell and, right, Adrian Booth of Darwen, have been fimed for a TV commercial

First published in Darwen

A SEWER worker has scrubbed up for another TV appearance after starring in a BBC Two documentary earlier this year.

Adrian Booth, of Baron Street, Darwen, made his first appearance on the small screen in April on the show Watermen: A Dirty Business.

Now the 38-year-old features in a short United Utilities-sponsored film that is broadcast either side of the ITV Granada and Border regional weather.

He and his partner in grime – Wes Odell from Irlam in Manchester – appear in one of a set of more than 20 adverts featuring employees from across the company.

He said: “We got some good feedback on Twitter after the series and I still get recognised when I’m at work.

“I enjoyed making the weather films. Even though there was a script, we got free licence to do our own thing.

“One thing we said completely ad hoc when we were packing our stuff away ended up being chosen as one of the final films.”

Camera crews first followed the father-of-two last summer as part of a documentary showing him unblocking drains and sewers across the North West.

On one occasion, he was even filmed driving home to his wife Sarah and young children Harrison and Emily in just his boxer shorts after a particularly mucky job.

Anne Hobson, head of customer communications at United Utilities, said: “We hope our little films will give people a glimpse of the real people who are out, whatever the weather, keeping loos flushing and taps running for our seven million customers across the North West.

“They’ve been great fun to make and Adrian’s humour and personality really shines through.”

The new films, created by Manchester-based creative agency Fuzzy Duck, were first aired last week.

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8:50pm Mon 25 Aug 14

phil o'sopher says...

Does a bored sewage worker go through the motions?
Does a bored sewage worker go through the motions? phil o'sopher
  • Score: 3

9:02pm Thu 28 Aug 14

arrod baw says...

phil o'sopher wrote:
Does a bored sewage worker go through the motions?
Don`t know but they are going on strike for double time for Saturdays...they only get time and a turd at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]phil o'sopher[/bold] wrote: Does a bored sewage worker go through the motions?[/p][/quote]Don`t know but they are going on strike for double time for Saturdays...they only get time and a turd at the moment. arrod baw
  • Score: 1
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