(Cut to very quick series of stills of storage jars.)
CAPTION: 'STORAGE JARS'
(Urgent documentary music. Mix through to an impressive
documentary set. Zoom in fast to presenter in a swivel chair. He
swing round to face the camera.)
Presenter: Good evening and welcome to another edition of
'Storage Jars'. On tonight's program Mikos Antoniarkis, the Greek
rebel leader who seized power in Athens this morning, tells us what
he keeps in storage jars. (quick cut to photo of a guerrilla
leader with a gun; sudden dramatic chord; instantly cut back to the
presenter) From strife-torn Bolivia, Ronald Rodgets reports on
storage jars there. (still of a Bolivian city and again dramatic
chord and instantly back to the presenter) And closer to home,
the first dramatic pictures of the mass jail-break near the storage
jar factory in Maidenhead. All this and more in storage jars!
(Cut to a road in front of a heap of smoldering rubble. Dull
thuds of mortar. Reporter in short sleeves standing in tight shot.
Explosions going off behind him at intervals.)
Rodgers: This is La Paz, Bolivia, behind me you can hear
the thud of mortar and the high-pitched whine of rockets, as the
battle for control of this volatile republic shakes the foundations
of this old city. (slowly we pull out during this until we see in
front of him a fairly long trestle table set out with range of
different-sized storage jar) But whatever their political
inclinations these Bolivians are all keen users of storage jars.
(the explosions continue behind him) Here the largest size is
used for rice and for mangoes - a big local crop. Unlike most
revolutionary South American states they've an intermediary size in
between the 21b and 51b jars. This gives this poor but proud people
a useful jar for apricots, plums and stock cubes. The smallest jar -
this little 2oz jar, for sweets, chocolates and even little
shallots. No longer used in the West it remains here as an unspoken
monument to the days when La Paz knew better times. Ronald Rodgers,
'Storage Jars', La Paz.
(ANIMATION: television is bad for your eyes.)