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Archers - It's time to put it down like a TB riddled badger

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NigellaTufnel Thu 01-Nov-12 19:39:21

I have been a devoted listener for a fair few years. I have cried, cheered, and giggled through various ups and downs.
But I am now finding it so depressing. With the current episodic storylines - which are all quite unpleasant - you no longer get that lovely feeling that you are eavesdropping on a community that you would quite like to live in.
It just feels a bit nasty. It also feels a bit like Eastenders.

It feels ridiculous to be sad, but the good people of Ambridge have been my companions all the way through having very young children. They felt like friends when I hadn't had. Grown up conversation all day.

Hopefully this will pass and I can come back when they' ve finished mucking it up.

HappyTurquoise Thu 22-Nov-12 11:35:57

I have tried to get into TA many times over the years, but every time found it so self referential that I could never remember who was who. Now I look forward to catching the omnibus edition at the weekend and I've really got into it over the last few months. I hadn't realalised how much I have taken in until reading this, and knew what you were all talking about.

ppeatfruit Thu 22-Nov-12 11:42:47

Ref. Ifti; being YOUNG and gorgeous does'nt prevent older women lusting after them has anyone read the Strictly Come Dancing thread ?!! I mean Louis is only 24 (i think) grin

ArtexMonkey Thu 22-Nov-12 13:24:42

Yeah, the chickens were Neil and Betty's thing. Durrrr, Neil.

ArtexMonkey Thu 22-Nov-12 13:25:42

Mike employs Jamie, and I think the vile vile Rosa.

ppeatfruit Thu 22-Nov-12 13:42:21

I've warmed to Rosa she's a typical teenager and at least the actress can almost act not like the 'actress' who tries to act Natalie.

Why doesn't young Ed ask David for work?

ppeatfruit Sat 24-Nov-12 13:10:11

Come on Nigella even you must feel happy that Fallon has finally got it together with a decent lad grin

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 25-Nov-12 17:01:40

I missed about half of last week's omnibus and tuned in earlier:
Questions: -
Was all the Joyce and Arthur stuff on AmEx?
HOW did Fallon and Rhys get together?
What happened after Emmur got discovered by Susan at the food bank?

WhatSheSaid Sun 25-Nov-12 17:30:14

Fallon and Rhys got together when he asked her on a date to the cinema, the height of which seemed to be deciding whether to have nachos or popcorn hmm. He is SO DULL.

Susan was horrified to see Emmurrrr at the food bank and she and Neil are now giving them money every week too help out. However Ed now needs 4K to pay for some random milking equipment that was broken <fuzzy knowledge of farming equipment>.

No Amex at the mo, Joyce and Arthur stuff was on normal Archers then we didn't hear anything about them for a few weeks, then suddenly heard Arthur had died. Obviously Lillian will now find out about Matt's Machiavellian attempts to get them out of the flat and blame Arthur's death on him, pushing her into the arms of church-restoring Paul that little bit quicker..

PseudoBadger Sun 25-Nov-12 17:30:35

Amex isn't on at the moment, so Arthur's death was off-screen as it were.
Rhys eventually bothered to ask Fallon on a date!
Susan took Emma to do a Big Shop and they filled the cupboards and fridge and freezer. Then they came to an arrangement that Susan will give Emma £40 or £50 a week for a while. Did you catch the end?

PseudoBadger Sun 25-Nov-12 17:31:07

X post!

WhatSheSaid Sun 25-Nov-12 17:32:04


OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 25-Nov-12 18:12:29

No I missed the cliffhanger last week - anything good? I never like to go on the BBC
Paul is a bit godly in comparison to roguesome matt, yes!
Not sure he liked Lillian's dirty giggle in the church. But i did cheer when she said "don't you puss-cat me!" to Matt.
Why hasn't Ruth asked Usha to be a witch in the play?
Where is alan's DD the midwife after her heartbreak?

PseudoBadger Sun 25-Nov-12 18:28:33

Well Emma was all happy that she can feed her man properly again. Then Ed comes home with the news that he's had to spend/get credit for £4k to fix the milking bale and the associated electrical supply. He sounds absolutely done in.

GrendelsMum Sun 25-Nov-12 18:28:44

This week's cliffhanger was Elizabeth and her late husband's father in law discussing conservation roof-lights.

I'm just longing for Lilian to see sense and to set up a rival business with Paul and Darren to do high quality ethical renovations of vicarages and old folks' homes, while Matt gnashes his teeth.

Isn't Rhys dull? Why would you want to sleep with someone who's best chat up line was the relative merits of nachos and hot dogs?

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 25-Nov-12 18:39:09

Sorry I meant last week's cliffhanger
i heard the yawn some roof lights
And the whole'keep it in the family
Isn't lewis nigel's stepdad?

R4 Sun 25-Nov-12 19:55:23

I nearly started a thead on 'who do we think will do Stir-Up Sunday this year?'
Jill lost her crown to Clarrie but Clarrie has disappeared so who would do it? I guessed maybe Nic.
It never occured to me that it would be relegated to reportage of an off-air moment. How times have changed.

GrimmaTheNome Sun 25-Nov-12 22:57:49

>This week's cliffhanger was Elizabeth and her late husband's father in law discussing conservation roof-lights.

Ah, but there might have been something interesting in there ...Lewis recommending someone called Julian to Elizabeth to manage the conversion.

Welovecouscous Sun 25-Nov-12 22:59:16

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VodIsGod Sun 25-Nov-12 23:26:53

What the hell has happened to Pat and Tony? And Helen and Henry? They haven't been on for weeks...

ppeatfruit Mon 26-Nov-12 06:39:05

They're all in the soap cupboard vodisgod esp. Hellinnn and baby Henry (well done for remembering his name grin) because i reckon they have been eaten by the soap monster who lives in said cupboard.

mummytime Mon 26-Nov-12 23:58:29

Yes I wondered if Julian was going to be a nice romantic interest for Elizabeth.

GrendelsMum Tue 27-Nov-12 08:48:48

Do you think Lizzy's a bit of a catch, financially?

I mean, in every other possible way she's a living nightmare, but I wonder whether its worth anyone's while to cosy up to her?

AvengingGerbil Tue 27-Nov-12 09:36:33

I'm assuming we're building up for a dairy farmer suicide festive storyline.

ppeatfruit Tue 27-Nov-12 09:37:41

She's very pretty grendels and yes she must be Nigels' heiress; of course that always includes the taxes which are probably high.

ArtexMonkeyDude Tue 27-Nov-12 09:38:17

Oh bloody hell I haven't heard this week's, but I can't cope with any MORE woe for ed n emmur. Can't he hit Oliver up for a loan? I thought he wading some way involved in the business?

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