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The Archers - It's not about the money, money, money, think about Jill's honey, honey, honey, Justin wants to farm by satnav, forget about the prize tag.

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PseudoBadger Wed 26-Nov-14 20:57:40

Will The Dopeys have buggered off by the end of this thread?
Will Tom finally reach home, after weeks of trekking through the tundra?

BringYourOwnSnowman Wed 26-Nov-14 21:09:38

I'm hoping the dopeys will fall into the sinkhole

Rob having murdered Tom and fed him to the pigs is just as plausible as some of the other storylines

Panzee Wed 26-Nov-14 21:12:42

Clearly nobody hates Ruth's family as much as me. I am ecstatic at the prospect of them buggering off forever.

I also know that it won't happen, though. sad

Minimammoth Wed 26-Nov-14 21:19:27

Can't we vote them out? A bit 'I'm an Archer get me outta here'. The story lines are probably drawn out of a hat anyway.
< blatent place marking>

AllMimsyWereTheBorogoves Wed 26-Nov-14 21:21:35

Lovely new thread! Thanks, Pseudo.

Does anyone else remember 'And now, an urgent SOS message for Mr aJim Bloggs, believed to be travelling around the North of Scotland in a Dormobile. Would you please contact Anytown Hospital where your mother is dangerously ill.' They used to pop up quite regularly on Radio 4 in the days before the mobile phone. If they still have them in Canada, Tom could do with one right now.

PseudoBadger Wed 26-Nov-14 21:29:49

We are ecstatic Panzee!

trevortrevorslattery Wed 26-Nov-14 21:32:10

Hullo! Just marking place. Thanks for the new thread smile

Panzee Wed 26-Nov-14 21:39:29

Phew! Sane people!
The Archers page on Facebook is very grumpy indeed. I thought I was in a team of one. grin

PseudoBadger Wed 26-Nov-14 21:42:35

But they have to take Pip with them.

guineapiglet Wed 26-Nov-14 21:45:53

Mimsy I have been thinking along those lines...surely if it was that critical good old Interpol would have sent out a Mountie on a horse (obviously!) to search the wild plains of Canada to snatch Tom from the claws of a mountain bear..or failing that, just checked the immigration visa records. Or the cops here could have asked family...I'm looking at you, Rob.

BringYourOwnSnowman Wed 26-Nov-14 21:46:16

Can't they throw pip in the sinkhole. If they take her with then there is always the risk she will come back

BringYourOwnSnowman Wed 26-Nov-14 21:49:06

They are really stretching the limits of believability re Tom.

Maybe he has got the voicemails and is on his way back without telling anyone cos he can't get in touch with them (pesky phone signals) or because it's in the script to let rob get all comfy as boss of the farm only to have Tom boot him out (although wasn't Tom a little in his thrall so likely to agree an it will just be poor johnny fighting to keep Tony's wishes alive)

TeenyfTroon Wed 26-Nov-14 22:24:30

Mimsy, I remember the Radio 4 emergency callouts for relatives. I'm sure there was a programme following some of them up a while ago, but I was driving and distracted. Maybe someone knows where it and we can listen to that when we've finished Cabin Pressure...

halfwildlingwoman Wed 26-Nov-14 22:31:03

I'm sure you've covered this, but the new Pip sounds exactly like Helen.
And WTF is this sub-plot with the Tregorans and their various half/step children/ex spouses? Where is Phoebe living?

OddFodd Wed 26-Nov-14 22:54:13

Oh yes I so remember those calls for emergency help on R4! I always wondered if they did them on other radio stations (being as I'm wedded to R4, I don't know). I like to imagine relatives choosing the optimum station for contact. (bloody hell, I sound like Carol grin)

ZeroSomeGameThingy Wed 26-Nov-14 22:59:38

Woooh... (Ghostly sounds.)

All those random male extras? I'm wondering if Tom has secretly returned and is working as a waiter at Femme du Monde during the day and moonlighting as a hospital porter so he can be near his poor old dad. He can't reveal himself because Rob paid his fare to Canada on condition that he never, ever came back.

Thanks Pseudo (And Lil'G.) With this title we are really fooling the Editor about our extreme youthfulness ...

ZeroSomeGameThingy Wed 26-Nov-14 23:01:13

Those urgent BBC messages used to terrify me.

ErrolTheDragon Wed 26-Nov-14 23:20:51

I've got a cousin who lives in Canada who gets to more family events in the UK (funerals mostly nowadays) than I do. They do have phones and transport you know. (sometimes at the same time even. Cousin once accidentally misdialled a number and found himself talking to a truck driver who had an English accent. They got chatting and my cousin asked where he was from and it turned out to be a bloke who'd lived in my cul-de-sac till a few months before, our DDs used to play together.) Well, in a world where that can happen it seems extraordinarily unlikely that we've not heard from Tom!

minklundy Wed 26-Nov-14 23:37:39

Was Tom mentioned in last episode? Dcs kept interrupting

ZeroSomeGameThingy Wed 26-Nov-14 23:40:35

Yes. Lilian told Jenny of the many and varied means by which people had tried to contact him. I'm just longing for the plausible explanation.

ResIpsaLoquitur Thu 27-Nov-14 00:02:32

Panzee, what are they so grumpy about on the Facebook page?

Eastpoint Thu 27-Nov-14 00:08:13

I haven't listened since Sunday but these threads are providing me with a gentle range of characters who I'm coming to know. Thank you Pseudo. I wonder if I can have a ticker at the bottom of my posts - 3 days clean etc

unitarian Thu 27-Nov-14 00:38:52

Great title. Thanks yet again.

Of all the 'Where's Tom?' possibilities I like best Araminta's one in which Rob bumped him off!
The new actor is going to be a voice in a séance next time Jenny logs on to the other side, which will be even more nonsensical when no one recognises the voice.

Kenton's going to let the Justin offer slip out, isn't he? Make Adam choke on his pint.

If D&R couldn't pay the sibling shares if they got 5 million and can now they're getting 7.5 million does that mean the sibs get 2.5 million split 3 ways? I didn't hear one of them worry about Jill moving away in tonight's episode. Too busy with their calculators?

CuttedUpPear Thu 27-Nov-14 00:41:16


LillianGish Thu 27-Nov-14 06:43:46

I love Unitarian's explanation for the absent Tom on the previous thread. Donald Sutherland's grandson made me rofl. (Faints with pride at providing new thread title - love this thread more than the programme at the moment!)

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