Scene: A TV studio. A weatherman is standing in front of a weather chart. The cameras are about to start rolling.
Offscreen voice: READY?
Voice: THREE, TWO, ONE: ACTION!
(Clackerboard snaps. The camera zooms in on the weatherman).
Weatherman: GOOD MORNING. HERE IS THE WEATHER FOR THE --- REGION AT 7AM. (He points to the chart; it is a regional map, eg of the Midlands, but the area can be altered accordingly). THE DAY WILL BEGIN WITH A COOL, WESTERLY BREEEZE; THERE WILL BE A FEW DROPS OF RAIN BEFORE NOON, BUT NO SIGN OF THE HURRICANE WHICH WAS PREDICTED BY CONTINENTAL FORECASTERS EARLIER THIS WEEK.
At this point, the studio starts to rumble, the camera jolts up and down, the walls collapse, the ceiling falls in, and a terrific wind blows through the studio. Papers fly everywhere. The weatherman is covered in plaster and dirt. The wind subsides, and the weatherman stands in front of the intact weather chart; chairs and rubbish are strewn about.
Weatherman: (Straightening his tie and turning to the chart) THERE WILL HOWEVER BE A TORNADO IN THE CENTRE OF BIRMINGHAM. THIS WILL BEGIN AT PRECISELY ONE MINUTE PAST SEVEN (looking at his watch) AND SWEEP THROUGH (he gestures to the board)...
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