As part of their 30th anniversary celebrations Vince Clarke and Andy Bell talk about the important ‘first times’ that they have shared over the course of their career.

In this ninth extract from the interview they talk about the first time they felt like they could make a difference, and the first time they thought Erasure might be all over…

The music used is ‘Bleak Midwinter’ from the Erasure album ‘Snow Globe’.

With apologies for the erratic sound quality!