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December (18 posts)

  1. 60th anniversary activity

    Friday 31 December 2010, 12:23

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers


    As you might expect, there's a lot happening to mark the 60th anniversary of The Archers, with plenty of ways for you to get involved. Here's a round-up:


    Audio slideshow
    The first 60 years, in sound and pictures. Rich with archive audio and photos.


    The Politics of Ambridge
    In a two-part series...

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  2. Twitter is teeming with Ambridge residents thanks to fans of The Archers

    Thursday 30 December 2010, 16:44

    Tayler Cresswell Tayler Cresswell


    Keeping up with events in Ambridge has never been so easy - podcasts, iPlayer, email synopses... and now Twitter. The social networking site is teeming with Ambridge residents tweeting their thoughts on events in Ambridge as well as chatting - and sometimes arguing - with each other.

    • Is Kenton...

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  3. Six diamond decades - the 2000s

    Wednesday 29 December 2010, 10:00

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

    The Archers celebrates its 60th anniversary on 1 January 2011. Over the six weeks running up to the anniversary, we are looking back at the main storylines in each of its six decades.

    This final week: the 'noughties', a decade which brought audacious acts of terrorism, with resultant international...

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  4. What are they putting in the cakes at the WI? Listener discussions to 22 Dec 2010

    Friday 24 December 2010, 14:09

    Tayler Cresswell Tayler Cresswell


    Yoghurt-gate, glee at the thought of a noisy baby for Helen Archer, speculation about Nic Hanson's future role in Ambridge (will she be the new Clarrie?) and Ambridge in Mumsnet... Here's the latest from The Archers' listeners around the web...


    Helen Archer's shopping trips for baby paraphernalia...

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  5. Six diamond decades - the 1990s

    Wednesday 22 December 2010, 11:40

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

    The Archers celebrates its 60th anniversary on 1 January 2011. Over the six weeks running up to the anniversary, we are looking back at the main storylines in each of its six decades.

    This week: the 1990s, a decade which saw the growth of the world wide web, the introduction of the National Lottery...

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  6. Predictions for the big #SATTC event. Listener discussions to 19 Dec 2010

    Tuesday 21 December 2010, 13:15

    Tayler Cresswell Tayler Cresswell

    Everyone's looking for clues... scanning #WikiLeaks for insider info and poring over press reports and interviews for hints on the storyline for the big 60th anniversary on January 2.

    Twitter is alive with #SATTC. The acronym for Shaking Ambridge To The Core has been adopted as a hashtag. There...

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  7. Double bluffs and red herrings. Listener discussions to 15 Dec 2010

    Saturday 18 December 2010, 14:05

    Tayler Cresswell Tayler Cresswell

    Speculation is really hotting up on the message board and Twitter - most conversations come around to the big anniversary episode at some point in their travels: from gossip in the dairy to a possible mass listeria poisoning or from strangling turkeys to strangling a sibling.

    Will it be a hostage...

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  8. Six diamond decades - the 1980s

    Thursday 16 December 2010, 16:52

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers


    The Archers celebrates its 60th anniversary on 1 January 2011. Over the six weeks running up to the anniversary, we are looking back at the main storylines in each of its six decades.

    This week: the 1980s, a decade that saw nationalist fervour, with a royal wedding and the Falklands war, civil...

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  9. Ruairi's revenge? Listener discussions to 12 Dec 2010

    Tuesday 14 December 2010, 20:10

    Tayler Cresswell Tayler Cresswell

    After the outburst over Pip Archer's detective work ("is there no end to her talents?"), Kate Madikane's early Christmas do for daughter Phoebe soon dominated discussions. Many drew a sad parallel - "two Mummys, two Christmas's and a laptop. Ruairi has no Mummys, a crappy DVD and Mousie. 'Snot fair...

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  10. New Archers quiz

    Monday 13 December 2010, 05:42

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

    Today we launch a brand new Archers quiz.

    Quizzes have been part of The Archers website since 2000, but the new quiz offers many new features for listeners who want to test their knowledge of the programme:

    • Audio clips - taken from past episodes
    • Images - of characters and locations from the programme...

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