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Big Farma in Little Ambridge - come and talk The Archers talk

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PseudoBadger Wed 02-Oct-13 23:01:17

New thread for the beginning of the pheasant season.

TheOneWithTheNicestSmile Thu 03-Oct-13 20:27:03

That scene was just lovely - what TA does best - well written, everybody in character, & a smirk for the listeners smile

(Who's writing this week? It's not Keri by any chance?)

LondonMother Thu 03-Oct-13 20:41:39

No, it's Caroline Harrington. I'm enjoying this week. I keep getting behind and listening to several episodes back to back. Does anybody else find it's more enjoyable that way? Might even end up being an omnibus listener again...

Hope Pseudo is OK.

Somethingyesterday Thu 03-Oct-13 20:47:56

Yes - you're in our thoughts Pseudosmile

It was a nice episode tonight.

TheOneWithTheNicestSmile Thu 03-Oct-13 20:50:01

Thanks, LondonMother smile

She's very good anyway. Emma's 2 NVQs, Kenton's turns tonight, & Lynda's sniffs, go a long way towards making it worth listening again!

TallGiraffe Thu 03-Oct-13 21:44:33

I'm a day behind but the Darryl thing is still bothering me! Thanks to all on the previous thread who answered my query btw.

1. Why is Darryl homeless in Ambridge? It must be costing him money going between job centre / Elona's place to drop off money / Ambridge. There are no jobs/houses.

2. Why has Peggy not been included in this storyline?

3. Why has everyone suddenly forgotten they knew him pre- homelessness? In our village it woul be inconceivable for someone to sleep in a doorway that had previously been a resident. You aren't just neighbours in a village, you are proper friends that are useful in a crisis like the 12ft snowdrifts that we had earlier in the year

TheOneWithTheNicestSmile Thu 03-Oct-13 21:57:16

It makes sense to me - he is not & has never been a "villager" in the normal sense. He's an incomer & a strange one at that

TallGiraffe Thu 03-Oct-13 22:03:09

But in that case why is he still there? If he has no friends to rely on then surely his job/house prospects would be better served in a town?

WipsGlitter Thu 03-Oct-13 22:06:29

I agree with someone on the previous thread, I think Daryll either going to commit suicide or freeze to death.

Somethingyesterday Thu 03-Oct-13 22:09:12

Well I'll try q2.

I don't know what's in the SWs minds but I should think D would be going out of his way to avoid Peggy (while still inexplicably hanging around Ambridge...) Given how close his (ex) wife was to her, and the fact that Ilona had to leave the house Peggy arranged for her, because of the break up, he wouldn't expect a friendly welcome from her.

And on top of that the dog fighting was on Brian and Jennifer's farm. The SWs have written him into a very dark spot indeed.

TheOneWithTheNicestSmile Thu 03-Oct-13 22:11:50

Is he hanging around Ambridge because of his daughters?

PseudoBadger Thu 03-Oct-13 23:23:09

I'm fine thanks, don't worry about me smile

Bluestocking Thu 03-Oct-13 23:49:51

Lynda's pronunciation of "aperçu". Pure Archers gold.

LongDeadMotherofHorrors Thu 03-Oct-13 23:51:12

Anyone know why Clarrie's voice has changed recently - she sounds as though she has a sore throat all the time.

TheOneWithTheNicestSmile Thu 03-Oct-13 23:53:00

Different actor, LongDead (is that a Halloween name or are you really struggling? grin)

TheOneWithTheNicestSmile Thu 03-Oct-13 23:54:38

Kenton's impression of Lynda's aperçu was pretty good too, bluestocking!

Bluestocking Thu 03-Oct-13 23:58:27

Indeed it was. Kenton was on fine form, dropping clangers left and right.

LongDeadMotherofHorrors Fri 04-Oct-13 00:01:40

TheOneWithTheNicestSmile.....thanks for Clarriefying that one grin. Not struggling (though of course that is a matter of perspective), but switched name years ago for Hellow een and have not been on here sufficiently frequently to bother changing it again.

TheOnlyOliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 04-Oct-13 09:50:21

Arf at Clarriefying
Marking place

TheSilverySoothsayer Fri 04-Oct-13 10:12:59

Ditto. Haven't heard yesterdays epi yet, but now looking forward to it...

ppeatfruit Fri 04-Oct-13 10:32:29

Yes I liked the 'let's stop Lynda from raising the tone' meeting too grin I reckon they should have a Mexican Hat dance evening complete with Pinata grin

How's this for solving the 'what shall we do with dead and nearly dead oldies and troublemakers' They hold the Harvest Supper in the Village hall (Jack has been given a night out to attend) where Darrell accidentally causes a fire killing the number of characters they need to kill!! sad shock

I got the idea from Hollyoaks where they got rid of some bad actors in a fire (DD1 worked on it)!!!

Somethingyesterday Fri 04-Oct-13 19:16:32

Oh good god! Is there somewhere I can hand in my notice?

MrsCampbellBlack Fri 04-Oct-13 19:16:44

Love! love! For goodness sakes.

I like Linda and get annoyed when the others take the piss the whole time, don't see any of them stepping up to do all the organising she does. Easy to be a critic. And saint jill really gets on my wick. (missed the end of last night's episode so maybe they were all terribly lovely to her)

TheOneWithTheNicestSmile Fri 04-Oct-13 19:18:30

I like Lynda too, but she doesn't half set herself up for mickey-taking!

(& I hope to god that as Tom & Kirsty don't need to be clandestine we will be spared more audible snogs <spit>)

MrsCampbellBlack Fri 04-Oct-13 19:20:51

God, I take this all way tooo seriously wink

itried Fri 04-Oct-13 19:23:02

Hoorah, Mrs CampbellB! Someone else who finds Jill insufferable!

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