"You utter, utter swine!" – The Archers listener discussions to 23 July 2014
Post from @TheVintageYear on Twitter
Listeners have been shouting at Roy Tucker after he put his family in second place, and debated whether Rob Titchener ever invited his parents to dinner.
Many joined the Route B Ramble and shared memories of the Tregorrans. There’s been plenty of advice for Ed Grundy. And Kirstie Allsopp admited that she was thrilled to be opening the village fete.
Here’s my pick of listener discussions between 17 and 23 July 2014.
Roy Tucker had almost everyone shouting at the radio after he missed his daughter’s school show.
Then it'll end in tears when Hayley finds out her 'Roy' ain't so Mr.perfect after all. Glad when it's done and dusted (Henry B Moffatt on Archers Addicts Facebook group)
Roy's got more to lose than Elizabeth has; neither of them comes out of this looking very good, and Elizabeth has a long history of using people and then discarding them. However, Roy risks family and livelihood if he continues the way he has been... (Cathy Simpson on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
Roy seems to have undergone such a personality change I'm worried he's gonna get all Fatal Attraction on us. Will he start stalking Elizabeth? Wll Casper the pony end up literally in the soup? (Denise Lowe on Archers Addicts Facebook group)
After Friday’s awkward dinner at Blossom Hill Cottage, most listeners suspect Rob Titchener’s a liar and are disappointed that Pat and Tony seem to have been taken in.
When Rob said, “I’ve got Helen and Henry, what else could I need…” That. Creepy (Ivan pope on Archers Addicts Facebook group)
Rob is demonstrating classic, abusive behaviours and now getting Hellins parents on side is really sinister… (Sarah Wilson on Archers Addicts Facebook group)
The SAVE Ambridge campaign is well under way, and the news that Susan and Lynda have joined Twitter to help promote the campaign had some running for cover. A few listeners really got into the spirit and joined Lynda and the campaigners on their ramble along the proposed Route B.
Will you be issuing maps of Route B? We wouldn’t want any stragglers to get lost. (Brenda Selwyn on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
Susan & Lynda on Twitter....we have gone thro' the looking glass
Would people (Jill and Peggy) be putting Jennifer off interfering in the funeral to save the feelings and possibly the wrath, of The Widow Tregorran? She was not, as I recall, best pleased at the suggestion that hanky panky might have been on the cards between the Ambridge Intellectuals… (Jane Deane on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
I expect John's funeral isn't of much interest to listeners who've joined the show in the last 20 years, but this is a treat for those of us who've listened since the 50s! I remember his crush on Jennifer in '81 very well, and even have a copy of the book they 'wrote' together. (Sue Gedge on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
It was a good story that left you guessing though many of us believed they were having an affair at the time. (Beth on The Archers blog)
Yes, Brian putting his foot down over a shared interest in local history now seems quite OTT, given that he went on to have Ruari with Siobhan. A clear case of double standards... (jill robinson on The Archers blog)
Please can we have a sweet Adam-Ed friendship/bromance? I think it would be good for Adam to mentor someone like Ed, & Adam could offer Ed some great work experience & career opportunities. (Maggie Mumford BBC The Archers Facebook page)
I am a bit concerned over why in 21st century Britain the prospects of Ed, Emma and family seem to be determined by Ed's abilities alone to provide for their family. What's happened to equality? Why isn't Emma making any plans to improve their long term prospects? (Elaine Masters on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
And finally, Kirstie Allsopp announced that she was thrilled to be opening the fete
It goes without saying that I am thrilled & honoured to be opening the Ambridge Fete, keeping the invitation secret has almost killed me. (@KirstieMAllsopp on Twitter)
So pleased to hear Kirstie is to visit Ambridge. When she has finished buying a T shirt she can maybe help Roy find a new home. He will need one when Haley finds out... (Jean Moodie on Archers Addicts Facebook group)
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