When we considered producing two episodes of the film, this sequence was one of the proposed intros to part two. I needed visuals to accompany the Radio 4 broadcast and threw together this breakfast sequence to show the producer. She wasn’t keen.
The very first words spoken by John Humphries are a slick edit of three different broadcasts. I found separate clips of him saying the day, the month and the date so that I could recreate the date one year on (when the 5th of October wasn’t a Monday).