Gas canisters, action!

(44 Posts)
NigellaTufnel Wed 11-Jul-12 19:07:59

Maybe a bit predictable for Brookfield?

R4 Wed 11-Jul-12 19:19:27

Especally when they have been trundling out the trailers again.hmm
Don't understand the George problem: how/why was a seven y.o. able to get out of the house in the middle of the night?

yy - and why would a relatively young child be drawn to a terrifying spectacle of firey death in the first place? hmm Any children of that age I know would be wailing for their mums, not doing a spot of illicit marshmallow toasting.

missmapp Wed 11-Jul-12 19:30:06

And why send josh out in the dark when terror lurks around every haybale???

Ponders Wed 11-Jul-12 21:40:58

Ruth obviously thinks that bad men only do bad things during the day hmm

the whole thing was hilarious

R4 Wed 11-Jul-12 21:58:26

the whole thing was hilarious

Imagine the script:
Emma: "George!"
Ruth: "Josh!!"
Ed: "Emma!!!"
David: "water! water!!"
Phil: "Grace!

Listener: confused

redwhiteandblueeyedsusan Wed 11-Jul-12 23:26:24

r4, i also thought that they were recycling old scripts.

i need to rescue the horses cow Grace JOSH/GEORGE

the reference to the gas cannisters was bloody clunky. der!

beautifulmind Thu 12-Jul-12 07:19:10

Theory - George was out in the yard because he looked out of the window and saw his Great Uncle Keith standing there with a flaming torch and thought 'This looks like fun' so off he trots to see what's happening.

R4 Thu 12-Jul-12 08:54:22

Interesting theory <strokes beard> So little George will tell his mum what happened and she will have to decide whether to inform on a relative ...

Ooooh, that will be a dilEmma <ba boom tish>

NigellaTufnel Thu 12-Jul-12 13:00:36

<Applauds R4>

think you're on to something there beautiful - they've been heavy handed with the Uncle Keith and the wedding expense storyline

Lilymaid Thu 12-Jul-12 15:50:39

Last big barn fire on the Archers was (as R4 pointed out) when Grace Archer died ... the night ITV started up. Any great event expected tonight?

I too wondered why and how Josh was out of a locked up house in the middle of the night. Ditto George. And why not leave the damn cow and raise the alarm?
Otherwise, it was great. Thank god for a bit of action. This storyline has dragged out long enough with all the angst.

choccyp1g Sat 14-Jul-12 11:31:33

Beautiful did you hear last night's episode yet? It is certainly going the way you suggested.

WhatWouldMargoDo Sun 15-Jul-12 11:11:44


heronsfly Sun 15-Jul-12 13:57:06

Yes, I agree its Keith, and Emma told Ed of her suspicions so she cant ignore it now, but Im not sure that Keith was behind the attack on Adam,maybe his being paid to terrorise David.

yep,he's been paid to do it by the real felons in order to pay off his wedding debts. Do the right thing Emma !

PrincessFiorimonde Sun 15-Jul-12 23:40:21

Oh! So maybe not Keith, then?

redwhiteandblueeyedsusan Sun 15-Jul-12 23:55:49

someone could have given him a false alibi.

Ponders Mon 16-Jul-12 00:07:41

he's bluffing

Must catch up at 2.
Bored with Kenton's 'comedy' stuff with Linda though.

CardiCorgi Mon 16-Jul-12 11:16:33

Somehow Keith doesn't sound like someone who would set Brookfield alight (ok, not sure what he should sound like), but I reckon he's involved with the stolen goods side of the gang, hence being able to pay for the wedding.

Ponders Wed 18-Jul-12 19:08:34

Thank the lord Ruari has finally lost that ridiculous accent!

yes,thank goodness- much better. Hope he buys Eddie's creature.

ppeatfruit Thu 19-Jul-12 13:01:59

Yes R4 !!!! SOOOO heavy handed esp. the last minute reference to the gas cannisters which didn't go up apparently and it wasn't uncle keith either; what a badly acted and scripted storyline that is. As is the 'women's cricket team' story OMG!! jamie's GF !! they surely could have found a better actress shock!!

EdgarAllenPimms Thu 19-Jul-12 13:06:20

caught the end of the barn on fire episode.. lots of shouting...i was confused

what the actual jeff was going on?

ppeatfruit Thu 19-Jul-12 13:17:37

yes R4 has got it Edgar How do you do a fire on radio without it sounding up the wall?

EdgarAllenPimms Thu 19-Jul-12 13:19:07

i suppose they were demonstrating the inherent difficulty...

R4 Fri 20-Jul-12 00:07:47

"i suppose they were demonstrating the inherent difficulty..."


The women's cricket storyline is going to annoy me. We have been in situations like that before and the response is always
wait untl the AGM
we will have to ask the Committee
you can't rush these things
if you try to force the issue they will only dig their heels in
softly, softly catchee monkey
and various other stonewalling tactics. The situaton is not resolved in a matter of weeks (like it will be in Ambridge) Grrr.

ppeatfruit Fri 20-Jul-12 09:33:49

It's the girl on TA in the women's cricket storyline who plays Jamie's GF who annoys me why TF can't they find a decent actress?

R4 Fri 20-Jul-12 10:13:23

Agree about the actress. She must have gone to the same School of Wooden Acting as Pip.

ppeatfruit Fri 20-Jul-12 10:31:22

Yes she has a screechy, fakely enthusiastic extremely aggressive making voice (and I'm not usually aggressive, honest!) Pip is not quite so bad but IKWYM.

Our DD had an audition once for a radio play and the producers talked about a lot of female voices sounding similar so much so they like different accents but surely not different screeches!shock

R4 Fri 20-Jul-12 10:41:54

Am I taking about the wrong one? I must admit that I can't distinguish yet between Rosa and the other one (whatver her name is)
Thus proving your producer's point?

Ponders Fri 20-Jul-12 11:12:33

I can tell the diff, but only in context - Natalie is a bit posher, Rosa more local

But if one of them was talking not about cricket, & the other wasn't there, I wouldn't have a clue.

Jamie & Josh both fairly interchangeable too (& Daniel, before he apparently stopped speaking confused)

I'm quite liking Ruari now

ppeatfruit Fri 20-Jul-12 11:29:49

Oh yes I'm confused about the boy's voices too. Rosa is interesting because her mum's the Polish careworker isn't she? and actually she sounds very local and slutty they've almost got that right, her acting 's not much cop though either. I tell you what that scene where Traceeey was trying it on with the new Indian cricket coach guy (BTW what's happened to him?) and the 2 girls was completely confusing and didn't work at all.

Ponders Sun 22-Jul-12 19:07:50

pissing down in Ambridge today grin


R4 Sun 22-Jul-12 21:41:30

Yes, I snurked at that too. No mention of the rain all through Spring and then they finally put it into the script on the very day when we have had some sun at last!

Can someone explain the Adam situation to me because I don't understand. Brian has said "it's my way or the highway" and JD hasn't reacted?shock If you were her, wouldn't you raise an alighty stink?
Do you think that Adam will jack it in? <fingers crossed>

DowagersHump Sun 22-Jul-12 21:48:12

JD has done her usual bit of hand-wringing 'oh darling, you can't! Adam needs time' blah blah blah but she's more concerned about Ruardhi's stone dog in the garden grin

I have still not understood how George got out of the house. They said something about Josh promising to get him if that cow started calving but presumably he didn't just go and grab George out of bed? Why wasn't their door locked? And why isn't Wilyum going batshit at Emmur for not keeping George safe?

Lilymaid Sun 22-Jul-12 21:53:42

Loved the arrival of rain in Ambridge just after it cleared most of England for the first time since the beginning of June. I understand that the weather in South Uist has been excellent recently so wonder if Ambridge is actually in the Outer Hebrides.
So - what will be wrong with the frozen wild boar. I suspect tapeworm but perhaps there are other possible hazards?
I note that even Ian isn't impressed on Adam's stance on the Home Farm plan to supply the mega dairy with silage. Will Adam go off and buy/lease his own farm where he can moan about himself?

Ponders Sun 22-Jul-12 22:09:56

the whole wild-boar-in-the-freezer thing was painfully tedious

& after Clarrie's e-coli experience there is no way she would let Eddie muck about with a public health risk like that hmm

ppeatfruit Mon 23-Jul-12 15:39:19

IMO JD.s reaction to the whole Dairy factory farm storyline is odd; I was surprised that she has been so compliant from the start. I know compliance is her middle name but SOO doormattish?

I reckon it must be Will and Nick's 6 week break from TA otherwise as dowager says they'd have taken Georgie away from Emmur in a high dudgeon (esp. now she 's put herself in jeopardy).

R4 Tue 24-Jul-12 08:12:45

You make a good point re the six week cycle pp. When we get bad storylines, we must learn to adopt the 'this too will pass' mentality.

BTW what happened to the bunny boiler in the end? Is she back at the Vicarage.

ppeatfruit Tue 24-Jul-12 12:41:58

That's a thought R4; she's disappeared into thin air!

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