Negotiating the daily morning rush hour gridlock on and near the roundabout. Amidst the regular soundtrack of engines (revved), horns and veiled threats, a slightly hysterical voice drifts out of a car window. The traffic update on a commercial station. A presenter, who has to ‘DRAMATISE’ every bulletin, reels off the ubiquitous backlog on the M25. A distant orbital ring fencing this choking metropolis.