1st Yokel: That Thomas Hardy died on this day in 1928, then.
2nd Yokel: Aye, dead and gone as we all shall be.
1st Yokel: And that David Bowie has died as well.
2nd Yokel: Oh, no. It feels like a piece of my childhood just fell away, leaving a void where a talent used to be. I'm going off to play "Starman" for the rest of the day.
In the strangely-coloured distance, Beaker Folk dressed as Pierrot are pursued by bull dozers. A magenta gloom settles over Husborne Crawley.