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The Archers - What’s your poison? Alice is legless, the fish are lifeless and Pip is clueless (Discussion #85)

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DadDadDad Fri 02-Feb-18 16:38:04

Even if you don't have a leg(?), a life or a clue, Welcome to the first ever 85th Archers thread! smile

Wild speculation and sensible questions always welcome - especially any newcomers.

A little game for the weekend, inspired by Timetogetup0630 and Gruach on the last thread:

Invent an explanation for how your username was the inspiration for an Archers storyline, character, etc - be creative!

My username is telling the story of Toby, Adam and Ian, although it probably needs some punctuation: Dad! Dad/Dad? grin

dairyfarmerswife - bit too easy for you, but as professional country folk maybe you could judge the winner? star

Credit to MrsGrindah for the clever thread title

ADarkandStormyKnight Fri 02-Feb-18 16:53:30

The night of the flood and the blocked culvert...

Bekabeech Fri 02-Feb-18 16:58:07

Congratulations Dad and thanks.

Well the only Becky/Rebecca etc. I could find is Becky Holden who was a silent manager at the mega-dairy. So maybe she "helped" that Beech to fall across the road and impede Robs escape with Jack, in revenge for his actions leading to the closure of the mega dairy. She could even be the one who will provide the crucial information to lead to Justin being caught for the hit and run on Matt. After all she is still lurking in Ambridge, skulking around behind Beech trees.

TheAntiBoop Fri 02-Feb-18 17:08:59

Mine came from the thread!

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Fri 02-Feb-18 17:22:08

My username comes from Terry Pratchett and I feel Ambridge would be greatly improved by the arrival of an astoundingly clever talking mongrel. Would up the average IQ of the village by a good 50 points, I think. grin

Thanks for the new thread, DDD! Great title, Mrs Grindah.

Fink Fri 02-Feb-18 17:23:48

Fink, a non-unionised worker who undermines other workers' rights, e.g. by strike breaking. I'm named after, erm, Eddie? He seems like the kind of person who would callously disregard the call of the proletariat to unite if there were a fast buck in it for him. wink

Eastpoint Fri 02-Feb-18 17:40:07

The place in Ambridge closest to Felpersham? Thanks for the new thread !/? & the great thread title by MrsGrindah.

DadDadDad Fri 02-Feb-18 17:40:25

TheAntiBoop, Gasp0de - I think you might be missing the point: you need to retroactively invent a reason to persuade us that your username was the inspiration behind an existing story or character in TA.

So, maybe the industry jargon for the contaminant on Brian's land is "boop", so the clean-up requires the use of expensive "anti-boop" which the insurers will resist paying for... confused

FelicityLemon Fri 02-Feb-18 17:45:35

Can't think of a story line at the moment so will have to ponder that. However I can point out that Emma and Ruth have both been played by actresses called Felicity grin

extinctspecies Fri 02-Feb-18 17:48:26

Re: social makeup of parish councils.

In my rural area it is very diverse. Ranging from local long-standing farm manager to a landowning Lord. And much in between.

TheAntiBoop Fri 02-Feb-18 17:51:09

Yeah, I just couldn't be bothered

BashStreetKid Fri 02-Feb-18 18:06:57

From the previous thread:

I can understand her frustration at other people getting breaks through family connections when she is constantly propping up the Grundies and trying to make a better life for her and Ed on three minimum wage jobs.

The trouble is that her frustration isn't restricted to people who get breaks through family connections. Its most recent manifestation was in relation to Phil the Builder, who certainly doesn't come within any of those categories (unless he's been shagging Shula, Elizabeth or Adam and we don't know about it yet).

BashStreetKid Fri 02-Feb-18 18:09:46

Also on the university issue discussed in the previous thread: older landed Ambridgeites probably suffered in terms of access to further education because it fell victim to the then SWs' wish to have them back in Ambridge providing storylines, rather than tucked away at Exeter, Bristol, Durham, St Andrews or other suitably upper/aspiring classes university.

BashStreetKid Fri 02-Feb-18 18:14:23

Storyline: Knob hitting Helen? An analogy between the likes of Plug and Jazza? Pip as Toots? Henry as Smiffy?

choccyp1g Fri 02-Feb-18 18:38:14

My name must have inspired the great escape last weekend, when Neil ended up chasing pigs through the mud.

My plot prediction is that tests reveal Lexi is already pregnant.

Vango Fri 02-Feb-18 18:41:24

I’m the tent that Darryl lived in when homeless.

BoreOfWhabylon Fri 02-Feb-18 18:42:55

Excellent title MrsGrindah, and thanks D^3

BoreOfWhabylon Fri 02-Feb-18 18:45:42

Oh, my name

Brushula, Knob and the sire of Henwee were all members of a cult that worship a Demonic, yet tedious, Mother-goddess.

StubbleTurnips Fri 02-Feb-18 18:49:02

It's been a while since I've popped in, but I'm Pips great idea from a couple of years ago. Grazing ewes over winter in StubbleTurnips grin

SpaceDinosaur Fri 02-Feb-18 19:00:48

Way back when gnome world was still a thing? Jack left his toy dinosaur with the astronaut gnome. Hence SpaceDinosaur

BoreOfWhabylon Fri 02-Feb-18 19:10:08

See? Philip and Kirsty as predicted by MysticBore™️ on the last thread!


It started with a twitch...

Gruach Fri 02-Feb-18 19:16:14

They'll be moving out of the village ...

IJoinedJustToPostThis Fri 02-Feb-18 19:19:31

Phirsty will get married, clearly.

Jennydarling sounds like the witch, feeding up Hansel and Gretel. Her behaviour towards Lexi is deeply weird and we're only 2 days in.

Gruach Fri 02-Feb-18 19:20:29

Oh, this is the proper thread!

Thanks D3. And MrsG.

I am the sound Joe makes when they insist he cleans the bath after sitting in it all afternoon.

IJoinedJustToPostThis Fri 02-Feb-18 19:21:02

Jenny will be the oppressively-nice MIL from hell when Ruairhi (sp?) gets hitched. (Long term prediction)

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