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4 November 1983 (UK) See more »
The morning shift at a big-city radio station. | Add synopsis »
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Roger Day ... D.J. (voice)
John Bull ... Traffic Reporter (voice)

Directed by
Peter Lord 
David Sproxton 
Cinematography by
David Sproxton 
Film Editing by
Robin Inger 
Art Department
Chris Lyons .... model maker
Sound Department
Tim Partridge .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Vic Margutti .... special photographic effects (uncredited)
Animation Department
Peter Lord .... animator
David Sproxton .... animator
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5 min

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Commissioned by Channel Four Television for their "Conversation Pieces" series of 5 minute long short films.See more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Good Source Of Chuckles, 16 August 2003
Author: curlew-2 from North Charleston, South Carolina

A wry look at a man effortlessly breezing his way through a morning radio show in a slightly surreal studio. I was a college radio DJ for five years and I can attest that more than a few knowing grins came over my face while watching this. I'm not saying that cooking meals on the control console happened, nor scrubbing record albums in the sink, but the overall attitude and mood of being alone in a windowless radio control room for a morning show was fairly (and humorously) captured in this film. The animation is superb and the attention to small details is wonderful. The only flaw is that, at five minutes and three seconds, this piece is way too short.

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