“Waving organic pom poms for #TeamTony” - Listener discussions to 26 February 2014
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There were cheers and doubts aplenty for Tony as his new herd of cattle arrived at Bridge Farm. And as an angry Tom distances himself further from his parents, listeners wonder if there’s trouble ahead for Tom and Kirsty.
Many suspect that Rob and Helen’s relationship is heading for the rocks, and some admit to an “unhealthy obsession” with Rob… is he good, bad or misunderstood?
Over at Brookfield, listeners ask whether Jill is available for hire – her homemaking skills at Brookfield are making listeners envious. And eyebrows are raised as Jill books “hottie” PC Burns to speak at the Ambridge WI.
Here’s my pick of the listener discussions between 20 and 26 February 2014
I don't know which bit I liked best about this episode - Tony's audible delight and the inferred boost to his spirits, or Tom fuming like a villain in a Victorian melodrama. (Pip on The Archers blog)
Go for it Tony! ...and I'm posting from Aberdeenshire, home of the wonderful Aberdeen Angus. (Lorna McLaren on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
Oh bliss, tables turned and all that, it's been worth listening to every minute of the humiliation Peggy and Tom have inflicted on Tony just for this. (cath on The Archers blog)
YOU were the one who wanted cows back because of this pathetic obsession with showing your mother and son that you're a big boy … Just remember Tony.. next time you keel over in the cow shed clutching your chest.. Tom won't come running to help you. Because he won't be there. (Jo Boulter on Archers Addicts Facebook group)
Tom and Kirsty seem to be staking a fortune on their future – Kirsty’s eye-wateringly expensive dress, a pricey eco-honeymoon, a new house… many listeners think that there are dark clouds on the horizon
After his rather infantile and petty action of cancelling the Marquee without consulting Kirsty, can Kirsty give him a telling off, point out they can't afford a fancy wedding as they don’t have enough cash to pay for it cos PEGGY HASN'T DIED YET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Kirsty needs to put him in his place over this now or this is another doomed relationship. (bracewell on The Archers blog)
Rob railroading Helen into his choice yet again, all in the name of a lovely surprise for which she must be grateful. (Nicola Diamond BBC The Archers Facebook page)
The thought of Helen and Rob celebrating a new bed was a step too far. Does she really know where he has been? Does she really, does she? (Heather Davies Archers Addicts Facebook group)
Silly, soppy, love-struck Helen doesn't seem to get any savvier, does she? (Richard Hubbard on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
I am in a minority of about one here. but still, call me naïve ....I’m loving Rob and Helen. They sounded natural and happy. Lets see.... I might be proven wrong. Hope not. (Sally-Ann Howard BBC The Archers Facebook page)
Flat pack assembly doesn’t seem to be Rob’s forte. But was this a normal family scene or Rob revealing a more sinister side to his personality?
I thought it v clever that they had Rob lose his temper while erecting Henry's new bed. On the one hand, find me a person who hasn't lost their temper with a flat pack... But, on the other hand as some of us are still unsure as to his motives, it takes on a more sinister tone… He is controlling, but a good man. I think. I hope.. (Rosie Kearney Massey on Archers Addicts Facebook group)
Oh please don't twist Rob's storyline around! I've just started to like him... (Laura Robjohns BBC The Archers Facebook page)
I love Jill. Cupboard cleaner, shepherds pie maker, love match maker. Do you think she would adopt me? (Sarah Begley Archers Addicts Facebook group)
Go, Team Emma! Easy to be Sunny & Gracious when life has dealt you a economically good hand; harder when you are at the bottom of the employment & income pile.x (Maggie Mumford BBC The Archers Facebook page)
And so to the WI – and the prospect of a talk by “hottie” PC Burns has raised an eyebrow or three
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