Sheeping With The Enemy - in a brand new bed? Discuss the trials and tribulations of the Archers

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PseudoBadger Tue 18-Feb-14 20:11:28

Just don't be so careless with your watch Helen

ErrolTheDragon Wed 12-Mar-14 20:33:10

>Hold on, its very quiet here. Are you all on the new thread? Toddler stylee "wait for meeeeee"

yes, come on over!

puggle01 Wed 12-Mar-14 19:27:36

Yippee if it is Wiggo. Wonder why I guessed him before. I've had a crush on him after reading him complaining that nobody ever asked aftr his wife's cycling career as she had a far harder job than him (as was doing all childcare etc, had to carry suitcases on holiday as he couldn't risk getting injured)

Hold on, its very quiet here. Are you all on the new thread? Toddler stylee "wait for meeeeee"

ppeatfruit Wed 12-Mar-14 08:44:48

Yes I agree GipsyFloss and Eastpoint that remark about stir fries 'not touching the sides' and 'steaks are proper MAN food' which he didn't say but he may well have. OMG he's a real control freak isn't he?

Eastpoint Tue 11-Mar-14 20:54:31

I thought the telling her to re-do her hair was poor too. I'm glad Ian defended her initial menu. He just isn't a nice person is he?

GypsyFloss Tue 11-Mar-14 20:19:10

And are we moving now?

AllMimsyWereTheBorogroves Tue 11-Mar-14 20:18:16

Lovely new title, Pseudo! Over there to mark place.

TheShimmeringPussycat Tue 11-Mar-14 20:17:50

Telling Hellin she'd had enough to drink??!!!

GypsyFloss Tue 11-Mar-14 20:17:43

Ah x post grin

GypsyFloss Tue 11-Mar-14 20:17:28

What's the next title Pseudo?

PseudoBadger Tue 11-Mar-14 20:17:17
GypsyFloss Tue 11-Mar-14 20:16:42

Was he marking his territory talking about the Lodge? I suspect he was , I also felt that he was struggling to control his latent homophobia by being all alpha male.

PseudoBadger Tue 11-Mar-14 20:14:00

Oh gosh new thread is on its way...

that remark about the kitchen at the Lodge was unbelievably clunky - surely Rob would be subtler than that?

kernowal Tue 11-Mar-14 19:58:43

Hello, I'm very excited to have discovered this thread. At last I've found real live people who care about Roof, loath Horrible Hellin and won't look strangely bemused if I say that one of my most treasured possessions is one of Daveed's scripts (signed by him, Shula and Brine) from the week after The Scream. Please can I join you for idle gossip & speculation?

BasketzatDawn Tue 11-Mar-14 19:55:42

I'm finding the NastyRob stuff quite stressful too. It's so well done though.

I reckon the reason MrBasketz and I have made it through 20 odd years of 'almost happiness' is that both like The Archers. Sometimes I fear it's all we have in common. In the dark ages he used to tape the episodes I missed if I was working late. Remember them cassette things, old ones? smile I used to time my trips back (I commuted to Edinburgh for a while) too - I'd even do a vaguely unnecessary supermarket trip so I could be driving at 7 PM. Then I didn't care if I got caught in traffic.

I'd love to get MrB the ArchersAnarchists sub for his birthday, but it's not till Nov. Ds2 would like it too - his b/day isn't till Jan sad. I think we may get it anyway .....

Redcliff Tue 11-Mar-14 19:54:57

He was so creepy tonight - even though Ian saw him for what he was Adam seemed more forgiving - no? Poor Henry - I am sure there are plenty of parents that will leave a child to settle (each to his own) but that isn't Helen's style at all. I suspect some sort of neglect story line happening and Pat getting involved.

AskBasil Tue 11-Mar-14 19:53:59

Dammit I can't believe I missed it tonight.

Sounds like the Archers are going to make a proper effort to do an abuse storyline.

Anyone remember when they did Shula being hit by Cameron Frazer was it?
It was the most ridiculous storyline; they'd been together about 5 minutes, it was their first argument and he hit her, so she dumped him.

Which of course everyone would do if that's how DV actually played out in RL. But the priming to accept violence by undermining the victim's confidence, sometimes takes years and if TA do it properly, this storyline could be excruciating for a long time yet... it's encouraging that they're doing it properly showing how someone vulnerable can be prey for abusive people. They may stick to it being just pure EA and not go in for physical violence at all, but it's great that they're actually portraying it at all.

GypsyFloss Tue 11-Mar-14 19:53:08

A little bit of me wondered whether he would hit her tonight.

GypsyFloss Tue 11-Mar-14 19:52:21

You're right Willie it was stressful and uncomfortable. It has been superbly written and as much as I dislike Titchynob I think the actor is playing him very well.

How long before Henry gets disciplined with a smack?

unitarian Tue 11-Mar-14 19:52:15

The fish kettle got a mention!

That was quite stressful to listen to - that sort of niggly criticism and faux-jokey put-downs that will make Helen feel inadequate and second-guessing herself

ComposHat Tue 11-Mar-14 19:28:40

Cue the campaign to isolate her from Adam & Ian.

AllMimsyWereTheBorogroves Tue 11-Mar-14 19:26:49

Poor Mr Mimsy had TA inflicted on him tonight and I was relieved to see he raised an eyebrow at many points. I cannot imagine what kind of eedjit feels it appropriate to tell the cook a few minutes before the guests arrive that her menu plan is rubbish and she needs to do something else. And for her just to accept it and go along with it!

The worst bit, though, was when he told her not to go to Henry. That's going to escalate, isn't it?

Completely belittling her at every turn - yuk!

Wow - how controlling was that ! Well done to Ian and Adam for seeing through him - what will they do to support Helen (not that she will think she wants support yet)?

My guess on the 'star' is something to do with cycling as there was a heavy hint about Ian watching the Tour de France and then suddenly wanting to take part in the challenge.

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