Blog posts by year and month June 2011

Posts (10)

  1. Writer, The Archers

    I wrote a few weeks about the Museum of English Rural Life's village fete and promised there'd be a related photo gallery soon. It's now up and you can see it here. The museum is part of the University of Reading. Until 22 December 2011 it has an exhibition called Everyday Stories of Country ...

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  2. Jennifer's book club choice, Mistress of the Paddocks, had many speculating about who the subjects of the book were. It soon became clear that they were none other than Brian Aldridge (aka Byron Ridgeway) and Mandy Beesborough (aka Miranda Birdsall). There has been plenty of discussion about...

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  3. Writer, The Archers

    So Jennifer's book club choice - Mistress of the Paddocks, by Borsetshire author Carinthia Hart - turned out to be a thinly disguised version of a supposed relationship between Jennifer's husband Brian and flame-haired Pony Club doyenne Mandy Beesborough. But what actually happened between B...

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  4. Writer, The Archers

    I talk about Ambridge Extra and the Ambridge village website, in the latest podcast from the BBC College of Production. The discussion looks at ways of extending characters into different areas, such as fictional websites or parallel narratives. The other contributors are: Jon Aird, who ...

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  5. They've been talking about Oliver's strop, Jill's loneliness, Emma's whinge and Ruth's birthday card - but the biggest topic of conversation is still Kate and Phoebe. Over in Ambridge Extra there was a collective "ahhh" for Blowers, Jamie's teddy bear. Here's my pick of listener discussions o...

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  6. Writer, The Archers

    BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James has taken a fancy to Ambridge Extra. Here he is talking on his show about the programme. He rightly observed that the language the teenage characters use is, of necessity, not as fruity as it would be in reality: Ambridge Extra scriptwriter Tim Stimson recog...

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  7. Writer, The Archers

    Our spin-off series Ambridge Extra is approaching a climax or two: Chris Carter has got financially involved with Alice's housemate Chaz, but unbeknown to them Chaz's loan sharking is getting badly out of hand Jamie's being torn between his sensible girlfirend Natalie and his wilder fri...

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  8. Writer, The Archers

    As people in Ambridge fondly remember Sid Perks (except, perhaps, for Adam and Ian), we thought you might like to refresh your memory of this Ambridge stalwart. Here's his life story, from his days as a young tearaway to late-flowering romantic. Keri Davies is an Archers (and Ambridge Extr...

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  9. Writer, The Archers

    The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) is holding a 'village fete' this Saturday, 4 June - with a big Archers connection. Part of the University of Reading, the museum currently has an exhibition called Everyday Stories of Country Folk, which celebrates 60 years of The Archers and, coinciden...

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  10. Everything was eclipsed by Thursday's picnic at Lower Loxley. Some omnibus listeners broke with tradition and listened in during the week - and many shared their coping strategies... In a hyperactive frenzy having listened to 20 Jerry Lee Lewis tracks in a row- an attempt to recover from that...

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