Pause To The People

I don’t like to link to full episodes of shows that are commercially available, but have a look at this really odd moment from Citizen Smith.
What just happened?

This is episode four of series three (Tofkin’s Revenge), which aired on 11th October, 1979. Now, I know that sometimes changes are made for the DVD, due to licencing reasons, and sometimes for taste reasons, so I don’t know if this is how the episode originally went out.

That pause and drop of audio could be a tape issue I suppose.

It looks to me like something has been excised, rather clumsily, with a laugh used to mask it.

Anyone have any more details about this?

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