(Cut to Richard Baker sitting at the traditional news desk.)
Richard Baker: We've just heard that an explosion in the
kitchens of the House of Lords has resulted in the breakage of
seventeen storage jars. Police ruled out foul play. (pause)
(Fade out. Fade up on film of seashore, waves breaking on
SUPERIMPOSED CAPTION: 'INTERLUDE'
(The film goes on for quite a long time. Eventually, the
announcer, dressed in medieval Spanish soldier's costume, walks into
Announcer: (to camera) Um, I'm sorry about the ...
the, er, pause, only I'm afraid the show is a couple of minutes
short this week. You know, sometimes the shows aren't really quite
as er, long as they ought to be. (pause, he looks round at the
sea) Beautiful, isn't it. (he walks out of shot; long pause;
he walks back) Look there's not really a great deal of point in
your, sort of hanging on at your end, because I'm afraid there
aren't any more jokes or anything.
(He walks out of shot. We stay with the film for quite a long
time before we finally fade out.)