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Archers - new Tony sounds too similar to...

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MissBetseyTrotwood Thu 09-Jan-14 14:14:40

… Rob Titchener!

This has perplexed me a bit. It doesn't take much .

He has some of the quavery bits of old Tony's voice though.

ToffeeOwnsTheSausage Thu 09-Jan-14 14:17:53

Is that the character who has left due to ill health in real life?

MissBetseyTrotwood Thu 09-Jan-14 14:37:43

Oh no! Really? I always feel sad when I hear things like that. The actors and their voices feel like part of the family somehow - I hear them at least once a day.

Hope he's alright.

ToffeeOwnsTheSausage Fri 10-Jan-14 13:00:00

I don't listen to it but read about it in the paper. The character will now be played by someone else.

Songbird Fri 10-Jan-14 14:24:30

Here. I like him, but I know what you mean. Tony had come to sound very old I think. Apparently the actor was 15 years older than the character, so inevitable really sad.

Have you joined in the Archers chat here?

MissBetseyTrotwood Fri 10-Jan-14 19:03:28

Ooh, there's a temptation Songbird!! I don't mind him but it confuses me if I'm not concentrating. Best get to the radio now-I've just heard the dum de dum de dum de dum...

Belize Fri 10-Jan-14 19:11:15

I want Tony back sad

HumphreyCobbler Fri 10-Jan-14 19:30:00

I thought that! They sound the same.

NetworkGuy Mon 20-Jan-14 14:14:23

In a way I would have no qualms about Tony popping his clogs...

It would shake up Tom, Helen and Pat of course, but what Tony does most is moan, and let's face it, his health has been less than great (whether that was a story line because of real life, I don't know), so it would be quite easy.

Shock of Tony passing away before Peggy would take her, too... (not that I begrudge the actors their parts, but it would lead to some major changes and new storylines).

Thisisaghostlyeuphemism Mon 20-Jan-14 14:16:14

They do! They do! Tis confusing,

LongWayDown Tue 21-Jan-14 16:22:23

I thought it was just me!

LadyGreenTea Tue 21-Jan-14 16:28:43

New Tony is just not the same... He's not quite whingey enough to my ears!

I'm still missing the old Clarrie (yes, I know the current actress is the original Clarrie, but I prefer Clarrie mark 2) sad

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