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May (10 posts)

  1. New Archers scriptwriter - Carolyn Sally Jones

    Thursday 26 May 2011, 16:47

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

    The monumental scene between David and Elizabeth last week was written - as was the whole week - by a new writer to The Archers. We asked Carolyn Sally Jones to share her impressions of joining the team.

    It was a cold, dark January morning when I arrived at my first Archers script meeting - and...

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  2. Deaths in dramas

    Thursday 26 May 2011, 13:06

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

    Prompted by the American actor who is suing her producer for her character being killed off in the tv series Desperate Housewives, The Independent examines fictional deaths.

    They speak to Graham Seed, who played Nigel Pargetter until that character's death earlier this year. And some bloke called...

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  3. "The calm before the storm?" - Listener discussions from 15-17 May 2011

    Monday 23 May 2011, 18:50

    Tayler Cresswell Tayler Cresswell

    There's a strong sense of foreboding when it comes to David Archer's happy mood on Sunday. Nic Hanson's reluctance to speak to Will and Clarrie's big mouth have been the subject of debate about the Grundys. And listeners have been thoroughly infuriated by the youngest Aldridge daughters Kate and...

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  4. The new agricultural story advisor

    Friday 20 May 2011, 15:44

    Steve Peacock Steve Peacock Archers agricultural advisor

    Sharp-eared listeners may have noticed a new name mentioned in the credits for The Archers. Our long-serving agricultural guru, Graham Harvey, has returned to the writing team and handed over the ceremonial thumb stick* to Steve Peacock, former editor of BBC Radio 4's Farming Today. We asked Steve...

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  5. Carry On Up the Am

    Tuesday 17 May 2011, 11:30

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

    The Archers goes all 'ooh missus' in this compilation of suggestive moments from last week's episodes. It was compiled by Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish for their BBC 6 Music show, and shows Peggy in a very new light.

    Personally speaking, it all sounded perfectly innocent to me, but then my body and...

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  6. Musicians - play The Archers theme online!

    Monday 16 May 2011, 18:33

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

    Amateur musicians have been invited to take part in an online performance of The Archers theme tune, Barwick Green.

    As part of BBC Radio 3's Light Fantastic festival, players can record their own part - from violins to percussion - and send them in. Contributed parts will be assembled into a complete...

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  7. Record listening figures for The Archers

    Monday 16 May 2011, 12:37

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

    The Archers attracted a record number of listeners in the first quarter of 2011.

    The most recent report from RAJAR (Radio Joint Audience Research) has just been published, covering January to March. The average 'weekly reach' of the lunchtime episode was 2.49 million, and of the programme overall...

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  8. "Lilian out!" - Listener discussions from 3-6 May 2011

    Wednesday 11 May 2011, 19:20

    Tayler Cresswell Tayler Cresswell

    The Parish Council elections, bad parenting and Spencer Wilkes' prospects are all in the spotlight. And over in Ambridge Extra, "dodgy geezer" Chaz is the main topic of discussion - "how Chris did not fill that jumped-up parasite's face with a well-placed horseshoe I do not know."

    Here's my pick...

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  9. Roy at Grey Gables

    Tuesday 10 May 2011, 12:50

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

    To mark Roy's departure after 14 years, here's a brief history of his time at Grey Gables, from part-time waiter to deputy manager.

    Keri Davies is an Archers (and Ambridge Extra) scriptwriter and web producer


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  10. Puppy Show

    Tuesday 3 May 2011, 20:10

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

    Oliver Sterling is busying himself with arrangements for the Hunt's puppy show in four weeks' time. Our hunting adviser Julian Womersley writes about this highlight of the hunting calendar.

    Foxhound puppies stay with their mothers until they are weaned. Shortly thereafter, generally at about eight...

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