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27/05/2018
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Blog posts by year and month September 2011

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  1. The Archers spin-off Ambridge Extra returns for another series, starting Tuesday 4 October. Sara Conkey and Rosie Boulton share the production duties (they are not the young actors pictured above, by the way). They write about their steep learning curve. When asked to join Ambridge Extra to ...

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  2. There has been some concern among listeners about Freddie Pargetter's keenness to follow in his father's hoofsteps and to go 'autumn hunting'. Some people have suggested that we are portraying - even encouraging - an illegal activity. I'm happy to be able to assure listeners that we aren't. ...

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  3. One of the activities marking this anniversary year of The Archers is an exhibition at the Museum of English Rural Life in Reading. Called Everyday Stories of Country Folk, it marks both our 60th anniversary and that of MERL itself. The museum is part of the University of Reading, which had a...

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  4. As Debbie brings proposals for a dairy unit housing 1000 cows or more, Archers agricultural advisor Steve Peacock looks at the emergence of the 'super dairy'. In the white heat of the 1960s, when Dan was in charge at Brookfield and Phil challenging for top dog status, you could sell food by ...

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  5. Jack's stroke has brought back unpleasant memories of Peggy's stroke in 2008, which caused a lot of upset as the family tried to do what they thought was best for Jack. You can read the story (and many other storylines) via our Timeline page. Keri Davies is an Archers (and Ambridge Extra) ...

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  6. So Ruairi is regretting not taking 'Mousey' to his new boarding school. But who or what is Mousey? A search through our programme archive turned up details from the episode broadcast on 6 May 2007. Ruairi's mother Siobhan Hathaway, in the final stages of her illness, was desperate that Brian ...

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  7. On her recent trip to Borchester, when she wasn't locating lost children Clarrie Grundy (Rosalind Adams, pictured) was buying birthday presents for father-in-law Joe and sister Rosie Mabbott. Although Rosie has never spoken in the programme, we hear about her from time to time. You can discov...

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  8. In the market for some marketing? Apparently not. As the younger residents of Ambridge caught the corporate buzzwords bug, many listeners wondered whether Lord Sugar might be paying a visit. But all this talk of branding provided some of the finest moments of the week as Brenda got the sharp ...

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