Series 3, Episode 35: M1 Interchange Built by Characters from ‘Paradise Lost’
NARRATOR Eric Idle
FOREMAN Terry Jones
VOICE OVER Michael Palin
(Contiued from ‘Housing project built by characters from nineteenth-century English literature‘)
Narrator: In contrast to the site in Bristol, it’s progress here on Britain’s first eighteen-level motorway interchange being built by characters from Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’…
(He turns and we zoom past him into the angels etc.)
What went wrong here?
(Cut to a fireman in a donkey jacket and helmet.)
Foreman: Well, no one really got on. Satan didn’t get on with Eve … er… Archangel Gabriel didn’t get on with Satan… nobody got on with the Serpent, so now they have to work a rota: forces of good from ten till three, forces of evil three to six.
(The camera tracks through a high-rise development area.)
Voice Over: But even more modern building techniques are being used on an expanding new town site near Peterborough; here the Amazing Mystico and Janet can put up a block of flats by hypnosis in under a minute.