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60th anniversary - cast interviews

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On 2 January, our sister station Radio 7 featured a series of classic Archers episodes, interspersed with interviews by cast members, with Radio 7's Ben Motley.

If you missed the interviews, here is a selection. They give a fascinating behind-the-scenes insight into the working lives of Archers actors.

Charles Collingwood and Angela Piper on Brian and Jennifer's relationship:

Carole Boyd on making Lynda Snell rather irritating:

Alison Dowling and Richard Attlee (Elizabeth and Kenton) on family relationships and playing angry:

Charlotte Martin on Susan Carter's time in the national spotlight:

Keri Davies is an Archers scriptwriter and web producer.

  • The picture shows Charles Collingwood (Brian Aldridge) recording in the Archers studio. It was taken by Steve Bowbrick for the Archers week on the BBC Radio 4 blog
  • BBC Radio 7 presents the best of classic BBC radio programmes
  • Share your memories of listening to The Archers
  • Browse through 60 years of storylines big and small

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