The Q&A took place at Maida Vale studios on december 8th 2003, where Thom and Jonny also played an acoustic gig for the BBC. It was aired the next day. Three of the photos appeared on the BBC website at the time. Two further images come from a report on the website of VPRO about the trip Dutch fans took to the session (click for full size).
ZL: Lee, you've got a question for the guys
Lee: It's for Thom actually, I think
TY: Hello, Lee
Lee: Hello. I once read an interview that you did saying that your favourite lyric you'd written was the “suck your teenage thumb, toilet trained and dumb” verse for Iron Lung
Lee: Is that still the case? If not, what is?
Lee: I think it was true at the time.
TY: I still like “yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon”
TY: Yeah, that's still my favourite
CG: They're all the sucking ones!
TY: That just makes me laugh. Makes me laugh
Will: Hi, I'm Will
ZL: Hi, Will
TY: Nice trousers
Will: Thank you, I bought them especially to come and see you guys
Will: Really, yeah. You can have them
TY: No, no
(audience laughs and wolf whistles)
ZL: I don't think they'd fit
Will: Yours have got holes in and everything
TY: Yeah, they're not my holes though
PS: He paid a lot for those holes, actually
TY: My parents came to see us in Paris, and it was like eighteen thousand people and they hadn't seen me for years and years and years......
ZL: Were you more nervous, the fact that your parents were among the eighteen thousand?
TY: No, because I knew they'd be just watching the audience all night (laughs)
CG: You apologised for the swearing, though, didn't you?
TY: I did, yeah
CG: To your mum
TY: Yeah, but then she was swearing afterwards, so it was alright. One of the hardest things of the year for us was having to accept the fact that everybody looked at this record as “well, yeah, you have to make a bit of an effort with Radiohead and really, you know I'm almost thirty now, and I can't be bothered”, and we didn't see it like that at all, so it was a bit weird for us, but there you go, that's the way it is. It's been a pretty tough year as well
TY: We've actually found it pretty tough. Psychologically is been really quite difficult
ZL: In what ways?
TY: The way like you sort of said earlier, like the way the business is working at the moment and the way the whole music scene and the way that music's getting out there and stuff, it's like it's getting more and more strange and we're finding it less and less easy to fit in. I mean, we did sort of make an effort to be nice this time
ZL: You made videos!
TY: Yeah! We were sort of like trying to be nice, and still managed to not fit at all. But that's ok