Who dunnit? Listener discussions to 5 Dec 2010
Eddie Grundy's chat with David Archer after the theft at Brookfield saw new threads on the message board bemoaning "Eddie's double standards" and "gross hypocrisy". A few are hoping that it's not Eddie who stole the Christmas trees and some celebrated this modern day Robin Hood. It's polarised opinion on the message board.
Eddie really is a two-faced git, I could hardly believe the way he was commiserating with David and Ruth. Thieving is thieving, Eddie! (StargazerwithOscar)
I see Eddie as a modern Robin Hood, morally superior to those spivs in suits (Matt, Brian, etc). He only steals from the rich and gives to the poor (his family). Long live Eddie! (mike)
Whilst Eddie is the prime suspect, Lizzie, Harry, Bartleby the Pony and (ex Brookfield herdsman) Sam Batton are all in the frame...
My money is on the local farmer David has been talking about for weeks who has been having such bad luck this year. I did wonder why he was being mentioned so often. (Suekebind)
Lizzie nicked the hay for nativity "Well it does belong partly to ME! And it's not like you were using it David... blah..." (@JoelHeason)
The theft has been seen as informative, funny and "no laughing matter" by folk on the message board and Twitter.
Good to see that #TheArchers is as informative to us farmers as when it started 60 years ago :-) (@MichaelLAmbrose)
Some found it funny that "smug" David and Ruth had been burgled...
They always laugh at other people's misfortune. Just returning the favour. (cattyfiddle)
Others were not amused and the worry for farmers was highlighted in many posts on the message board.
Thefts from farms are no joke. And though sometimes David and Ruth annoy me, I wouldn't wish this on anyone. Stock have to be fed, and I wouldn't like to see anyone's livestock starve. (JudithL)
The festivities at Deck the Hall put some in a Christmassy mood, although there's quite a bit of sympathy for Freddie and Lily Pargetter.
Didn't anyone else see the little faces of Freddienlily pressed against the garret window as they watched everyone else having fun? (My Mum did not play a Nun in a Mincepie Advert)
After Clarrie Grundy's fall, one poster accused her of being a drama queen. Many took Clarrie's side in response!
Clarrie does about 80% of the work and has two jobs--give her a break (obviously not on the other wrist) It'll be fish fingers for Christmas then.... (madamedecompost)
I'm surprised she didn't put "and who's going to cut Joe's toenails for him?" in the list of chores she won't be fit for. (ChrisGhoti)
Poor Joe Grundy and Bartleby (Joe's pony). Driving round Ambridge in the cold offering rides for TEAS has worried some. Is Joe exploiting old Bartleby? Perhaps he should buy him a warm blanket for Christmas?
Poor Joe sounded even wearier this afternoon - 'tired old fellow? You and me both ...' No comment from Bartelby. Is he going to be around much longer? (Barts tinselfets)
More favourite Archers moments:
Martha Woodford being shocked to the core by the size of Marjorie Antrobus's dog biscuit order. "Oh my word" she wailed as the closing music cascaded down. (Dominic123)
Over the years, I have found if I miss a few months it is easy to pick up the threads again, like catching up with old friends. I have so many memories over the years, but one of my favourites was Jazzer singing, I'd love to hear that again. (Phil)
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