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Matinee Performance - 3.00pm - Tuesday 1 April 2008

Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood

Matinee Photos

As It Happened

Take a look back at how the matinee performance unfolded with our mobile phone updates from the BBC Interactive team at the event.

2.50pm: Excited audience members are taking there places for the matinee performance.

3.10pm: Thom, Ed, Jonny, Colin and Phil take to the stage of the Radio Theatre.

3.13pm: The pulsing of 15 Step from In Rainbows kicks the show off.

3.17pm: Colin gets the crowd clapping as the band launch into Bodysnatchers.

3.23pm: The downbeat tempo of All I Need gets audience members back in their seats. Thom plays the piano.

3.27pm: Colin has a drink before the band launch into an oldie. Mxyomatosis.

3.31pm: Thom introduces the next track. If we were ever going to do a sexy track... this is Nude.

3.35pm: Soaring vocals. Ed now straps on a white fender for another older track. Morning Bell.

3.43pm: Ed, Thom and Jonny all play guitar for Optimistic.

3.46pm: Thom is back on piano for Videotape, the last track on their latest album In Rainbows.

3.50pm: Thom thanks us for listening and the band leave. The audience want more.

3.54pm: And they are back for a repeat of Optimistic from 2000's Kid A. They like this one.

3.59pm: A rare treat to see the band in such a small space. Radiohead will be back later tonight.

Read a report from the soundcheck here

Matinee Performance

Thom Yorke

Photographs as the lucky few caught Radiohead's 3pm performance at the BBC Radio Theatre.
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Your Reviews

Some of the comments left by the lucky audience members at the matinee performance:

Anna Watson-Smith
"I thought I liked Radiohead before today, but being 20ft from Thom Yorke as he hit the long note in 'Nude' really blew my mind. The audience sat in awestruck silence, knowing this was a once in a lifetime experience. The 10 minute standing ovation at the end of the recording doesn't come close to capturing how privileged we all felt to have been at the BBC today. Absolutely mind-blowing. Thank you BBC."

"It was absolutly amazing, i was about 4 feet from Thom Yorke in the front row."

"Feeling like the luckiest guy alive right now - Thanks for the autograph Jonny, and thanks for such a great intimate show Radiohead!"

Martin Clark
"I had tears in my eyes at the end of 'Nude'. Stunning and beautiful in equal measure."

"I was lucky enough to be front row for this afternoon - something I will remember to my grave. The talent of every member of Radiohead cannot be underestimated, they really are true greats of mine and any musical era. Thanks to the BBC for having me and many other appreciative RH fans!"

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