‘I've solved the mystery of the invisible wife!’ – Listener discussions to 17 July 2013
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Wednesday’s awkward dinner at Bridge Farm, Kenton’s pensive mood and Thursday’s "smorgasbord of delight" at the Swishing event all captured listeners’ imaginations this week.
There was no sympathy for Lilian as she struggled at Amside. And as Brenda flew out to join Matt in St Petersburg – and Ambridge Extra - some wondered why "he’s suddenly gone daft?"
Here’s my pick of online discussions between 11 and 17 July 2013
Rob the smarmy charmer makes friends with Henry. He is the type that would compliment your dog to get around you. (Lynda Everington on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
In a mental institution. Or maybe just in Rob's attic, like Mrs Rochester. I bet Helen really fancies herself as Jane Eyre. (Sarah Litt on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
I reckon she's left him and he is hiding it. Shifty if you ask me - Helen is going to be hurt....look out Helen" (Ruth Cook on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
Prison sounds most likely. Pat is very restrained - if I was making googly eyes at a married man in front of my mother I'd be clipped around the ear! (Louise Holohan on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
Kenton’s been in a thoughtful mood this week, prompting some to talk of buying a new hat!
Kenton has a history of restless feet and I feel that a life in The Bull may be too restricting for him.. (Polly Tunnel on Archers Addicts Facebook group)
Kenton's going to propose.... OBVIOUSLY. Can't wait for an Archers Wedding and he's my absolute favourite... And if my younger brother spoke to me with such disdain and disrespect he'd know all about it. David, wind your neck in! (Jane Willcocks on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
Yes, I hope Kenton will propose - he & Jolene are great together & are a rare non-square-bear adult Ambridge couple.x (Maggie Mumford on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
I prefer Kenton single I think. He's more fun! (Christine Wilson on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
New hats all round! Presumably for a Jolene wedding they should be cowboy hats though? (Thom Beckett on Archers Addicts Facebook group)
Sabrina Thwaite’s ears were burning on Thursday as listeners discussed the Swishing fundraiser
Listeners offered no sympathy for Lilian as she struggles to manage Amside.
Am I the only one who snickered every time Brenda's out-going message came on - just knowing Lilian would be gnashing her teeth? ROFL (Manda Liversage on Archers Addicts Facebook group)
But it might spice up her boring life - I say go to Russia and enjoy the experience Brenda! Then sue Matt after - if he gets out of the Mafia alive.... (then will go whimpering back to his Pussy Cat) (Helen Box on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
Which brings me to Ambridge Extra. There’s surprise at Matt’s naivety - and state of undress as he meets Vitaly in the sauna – has all that Russian vodka gone to his head? And what are those Russians saying about Matt?
My god, that architect friend of Brenda's has one sexy voice! Oh yes Brenda, you lucky, lucky girl! Bye bye sausage man. (Pam Tonothy on Archers Addicts Facebook group)
I like the bold Brenda. But why has Matt suddenly gone daft? The thing I like about him usually is his sharpness. He needs to cut back on the vodka, though I fear it's too late. (Stephen Āh Burroughs on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
I think he is just wanting to get back at Lilian ~ perhaps he is not thinking with his brain ~ and wants to show her how clever he is without her. I'm sure you're right about the vodka ~ it has been known to block inhibitions! (Jean Bell on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
I'm loving the Russian storyline!! Can't wait for the next episode of Ambex - Brenda will probably have to rescue Matt from the sleazy Mafia man tho - well the sky's the limit when it comes to what might befall them both!!! Bring it on!!! (Jennie Towan on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
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