The Fear of Silence

08:46 Wednesday 18th January 2012
Peterborough Breakfast Show
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

PAUL STAINTON: You’ve stopped.
PETER SWANN: I’m done.
PETER SWAN: That was a very long pause. I thought I’d pressed the wrong button.
PAUL STAINTON: I was waiting for the emergency tape to kick in.
PETER SWAN: Not too much longer.
PAUL STAINTON: I wonder how long we could sit before it did.
PETER SWAN: I’ve been told .. because apparently when we have a minute’s silence at football matches we have to tap the mike to stop it tripping out. And I’m told that it’s 20 seconds before it trips.
PAUL STAINTON: 20 seconds. So at the minute it’s eight forty seven and fifteen seconds
PAUL STAINTON: Producer Ben bottled it. He bottled it. Here’s Justin.
JUSTIN PETERSEN: You bottled it after ten. I thought, is he going to do it.? Is he really going to do it? Right. Where were we?