CAPTION: 'THE STORY OF HOLLAND'S MOST FAMOUS APERITIF'
(Mr. Orbiter-5 is sitting in a swivel chair facing camera in a
TV presentation set. Behind him is a set with enormous lettering
which says 'Is the Queen sane?' Zoom in on Mr. Orbleer-5. He starts
Mr. Orbiter: Good evening. Well tonight, we are going to
talk about... well that is... I am going to talk about... well
actually I am talking about it now... well I'm not talking about it
now, but I am talking... I know I'm pausing occasionally, and not
talking during the pauses, but the pauses are pan of the whole
process of talking... when one talks one has to pause... er ... like
then! I paused ... but I was still talking ... and again there! No
the real point of what I'm saying is that when I appear not to be
talking don't go nipping out to the kitchen, putting the kettle on
... buttering scones... or getting crumbs and bits of food out of
those round brown straw mats that the teapot goes on... because in
all probability I'm still talking and what you heard was a pause ...
er ... like there again. Look! To make it absolutely easier, so
there's no problem at all, what I'll do, I'll give you some kind of
sign, like this (makes a gesture) while I'm still talking,
and only pausing in between words... and when I've finished
altogether I'll do this. (he sits upright and filch his arms)
SUPERIMPOSED CAPTION: 'THE END'
Mr. Orbiter: No, no! No sorry - just demonstrating...
haven't finished. Haven't started yet. (the caption is removed;
he sits and tries to gather his thoughts then suddenly, remembers)
Oh dear. (does the gesture hastily) Nearly forgot the
gesture. Hope none of you are nipping out into the kitchen, getting
bits of food out of those round brown mats which the teapot... Good
evening (gesture) Tonight I want to talk about...
(Cut to the BBC world symbol.)
Adrian: (voice over) We interrupt this program to
annoy you and make things generally irritating for you.
(Cut back to Mr. Orbiter-5.)
Mr. Orbiter: ... with a large piece of wet paper.
(gesture) Turn the paper over - turn the paper over keeping your
eye on the camel, and paste down the edge of the sailor's uniform,
until the word 'Maudling' is almost totally obscured. (gesture)
Well, that's one way of doing it. (gesture)
(Cut to the BBC world symbol again and hold throughout the
Adrian: (voice over) Good evening, we interrupt
this program again, a, to irritate you and, b, to provide work for
one of our announcers.