The Triffids (Revisiting)

GRAMS: Sci-Fi Music (and it continues in the background until Triffid dialogue scene)

Narrator: In 1951 John Wyndham wrote the classic post-apocalyptic science fiction novel ‘The Day of the Triffids.’

GRAMS: Mysterious Chord

Narr: In 2001 Simon Clark published a sequel ‘The Night of the Triffids’ which carried on the story some thirty years after the first book had ended.

GRAMS: Mysterious music.

Narr: Now, at no additional expense, we bring you the story from the intervening years ‘The Tea-Time of the Triffids’

GRAMS: Mysterious musical chord.

SFX: sounds of a tea-time scenario

Triffid 1: Clack! Clackclack! Clack!

Triffid 2: Clackclack! Clack! Clackclack!

Triffid 1: Clack! Clickclack!

Triffid 2: Clacketyclick!!

Triffid 1: Clack!

GRAMS: Mysterious Chord

Narr: Obviously this ‘Triffid Language’ is not readily understood by humans. And so, we shall start once again with subtitles and an almost simultaneous translation.

Narr: We bring you ‘The Tea-Time of the Triffids’

GRAMS: Mysterious musical chord (as before)

SFX: Sounds of a tea-time scenario

Triffid 1: Clack! Clackclack! Clack?

Male Actor: Triffid Friend, what is your question?

Triffid 2: Clackclack! Clack! Clackclack!

Female Actor: I wish to know what these are?

Triffid 1: Clack! Clickclack!

Male Actor: Cucumber Sandwiches!

Triffid 2: Clackettyclick!!

Female Actor: Oh! Are we related to them?

Triffid 1: Clack!

Male Actor (sadly): Yes.

GRAMS: Mysterious Chord

Narr: That was the first part of ‘Tea-Time of the Triffids’ a seventeen part adaptation of the book written by Wind Johnyam.

Next week we shall return with Part Two, which is entitled: ‘The Triffids Try Karaoke.’

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