I'm a celebrity -get me in The Archers! The jury's out in Ambridge.

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PseudoBadger Sun 11-Sep-16 11:10:54

New thread for the celebrity packed hour long special tonight! Welcome to regulars and newbies alike flowers archers

NO SPOILERS please there's a thread for that here

*Added by MNHQ: NB there will be spoilers on this thread for those who are yet to listen to the one hour special.*

PseudoBadger Sun 11-Sep-16 11:12:12

Hmm sorry www.mumsnet.com/Talk/radio_addicts/2633443-Archers-spoilers-or-Archers-spoiled-You-decide-Thread-the-Second

Fiderer Sun 11-Sep-16 11:16:30

Listening to the omnibus for the first time in ages.

Blimey.

Flower & Produce Show please. Or a dull SL about silage.

PseudoBadger Sun 11-Sep-16 11:17:25

It's a bit much all together isn't it!

redshoeblueshoe Sun 11-Sep-16 11:18:10

archers wine archers wine archers wine archers wine archers wine archers
Thanks for the new thread
I'm stocking up on wine for tonight, just got to get DH out of the way and I'm sorted grin

TheAntiBoop Sun 11-Sep-16 11:23:38

I'm not going to listen tonight so please can someone post the verdict!!

TeenAndTween Sun 11-Sep-16 11:41:27

I listened to the omnibus today, first time in months. It used to be part of my regular Sunday routine. Maybe after tonight I can get it back again.

drspouse Sun 11-Sep-16 11:52:28

I have a lengthy sanding job lined up for this evening.

OhTheRoses Sun 11-Sep-16 11:55:23

Thank you pseudo.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Sun 11-Sep-16 12:12:09

Thanks, Pseudo!

I've just told the family straight that I will be unavailable between 7pm and 8pm. Nothing short of something meriting a 999 call will get me to stop listening to the radio during that hour. They have all rolled their eyes and accepted it. I maintain excellent Archers-related discipline here. grin

SaraTheFairy Sun 11-Sep-16 12:19:31

My village in Fairyland is a huge geographical area and the "village" is three houses, a war memorial and a garage/post office. We have issues too:

Our version of The archers closed down when the tenant did a runner. This involved stealing everything in the building, including the industrial kitchen and changing the locks. When the owner took back possession he had to break in and discovered an empty shell. It's been shut since.

Rabbits. Fekkin' everywhere. bastards

My neighbour was repairing his topper when the prop broke and it fell on him, shattering his pelvis. He's been a bit odd since, but he's lucky to be alive.

Some Justin Elliott type developer wanted to put a 9 turbine windfarm right opposite my house. They would have been the tallest turbines in Fairyland. But luckily the Council saw sense, just as the government withdrew subsidies, so my view is safe for now.

Our local landowner is a member of a very famous aristocratic family. None of his kids wanted to inherit as they justifiably think it's a giant money pit. The whole lot is now for sale, tenant houses, tenant farms and everything. We're just waiting to see which billionaire oligarch buys it, to spend a week a year here shooting.

I don't think there's an S&M dungeon in anyone's living shed. Or maybe I've just never been invited hmm

Vango Sun 11-Sep-16 12:20:42

I want to listen but I'm feeling really, really nervous about it. Which I guess represents a huge triumph on the part of the SWs (and indeed the whole team). I've been like a cat on a hot tin roof all week. I'm going to put my head above the parapet and say congratulations to all of them.

SaraTheFairy Sun 11-Sep-16 12:21:01

Lambing shed blush

FiftyNineOhEight Sun 11-Sep-16 12:22:49

I'm another returner. Have hardly listened for months (but lurked on these threads from time to time). Listened to the Omnibus after reading the last thread from start to finish yesterday. Looking forward to this evening now.

JasperDamerel Sun 11-Sep-16 12:31:29

I posted on the thread but failed to notice the new one. How come Phoebe isn't taking a gap year to go to South Africa? Because if she were real, that's absolutely what she would do. Is it just because it would force everyone in Ambridge to remember the existence of Noli and Sipho?

ErrolTheDragon Sun 11-Sep-16 12:34:48

Jasper, I replied on the other thread - gap years are uncommon now.

Vango Sun 11-Sep-16 12:38:35

I have a small bone to pick with Henry's interview (only 3 days after the incident). Henry said "Daddy told me to go back upstairs". Surely he would have said "shouted at me". Roared, is how I remember it.

SaraTheFairy Sun 11-Sep-16 13:00:18

Massive aside. Why does no-one in Ambridge own a cat?

Mootsie Sun 11-Sep-16 13:01:25

Henry was actually defiant and said, 'No'. That was when Rob shouted, 'Come here, you little........'

What a shame Helen didn't remember that bit as it would back up the self-defence plea.

ErrolTheDragon Sun 11-Sep-16 13:06:31

Sara - Peggy was always a cat owner - does she still have Bill and/or Ben?

DoctorTwo Sun 11-Sep-16 13:09:42

Ooh, a shiny new thread. Thanks Pseudo

SaraTheFairy Sun 11-Sep-16 13:35:48

Thanks Erroll I forgot about Bill and Ben. One did die, but I can't remember which.

TopazRocks Sun 11-Sep-16 13:45:43

Peggy's Bill or Ben died. A few years back. i assume she still has the survivor. Isn't the lying horsewoman a cat person too?

Lovely thread. Thanks, Pseudo.

Despite the house having a 75% listenership amongst the current residents, I'll be in my bedroom with the door shut between 7 and 8 tonight. In an emergency I might consider being disturbed but it would have to be a dire emergency. Sod's law a son will fall on the stairs at a crucial moment. Though i have dug out some blank cassettes so we can record it.

I realised on Friday i was unhealthily overinfested when considering cancelling a medical appt tomorrow afternoon around 2pm when the repeat would be playing.

Round here we have at least 2 Justin Elliot types. And there are planning disputes all the time. A recent community council meeting ended in almost fisticuffs. And i dreamed - a few months ago -that a nearby village had an S&M 'facility'. I keep trying to find the right moment to ask a friend who lives in said village if there is any grain of truth!

enochroot Sun 11-Sep-16 13:50:06

I'm dreading tonight's now. I was hopeful earlier in the week but now I feel sure that SOC is going to leave it all thoroughly messed up.

Mellowmarsh Sun 11-Sep-16 13:53:15

l listened to a bit of the sunday repeat today and heard Henry's evidence again. I noticed this time that Henry said that his bedtime routine is mummy, daddy and grandma cleaning his teeth and reading him a story. Poor Helen. She wasn't even allowed time alone with Henry at his bedtime.

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