'Its all smoke and mirrors in AmXtraLand! FAB-BEW-LUS' - Listener discussions to 4 September 2013
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It's been a busy week as listeners discuss the curse of the Ambridge roses. There’s also murderous advice for Lynda and Kathy, a farewell to Pip as she heads to Yorkshire and sympathy for Darrell.
And as Ambridge Extra came to its “utterly thrilling” conclusion, listeners share their thoughts on this series.
Here’s my pick of online discussions between 29 August and 4 September 2013
The wars of the roses. I predict Sabrina will win with her bloomers. (Caroline Smedley on on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
Over at Grey Gables, Ray has everyone talking. He and Martyn have some listeners grinding their teeth and shouting at the radio!
So glad Jennifer told Kathy that Ray was ´that dapper gentleman with the moustache´. Now I can get that disturbing Bernard Manning-image out of my mind. Ray looks more like a Terry Thomas! Much, much better! (Maarten van den Heuvel on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
He'll probably increase the takings. Best ever profits on Ray's watch? (Lorna McLaren on on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
Ray is a breath of fresh air. Looking forward to seeing what other developments he can reap in his 2 week placement. Come on Ray. (Drew Shields on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
By the end of the week, there'll be a wet t-shirt competition, a foam party, and a bucking bronco at Grim Gables (Sara Flossy Brown on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
There’s plenty more advice from listeners for Kathy - many hope she’ll take it quickly as radios may be at risk…
Please, please, please can somebody give Kathy the number for a good employment solicitor. Although a contract killer could be cheaper (Clare Midgley Jewitt on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
I think 'tab' was the key word in tonight's episode. Get your calculator out Kathy, I think what he owes should keep the golf club afloat for a year or two. (Stephen Ah Burroughs on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
For goodness sake Kathy. Resign! (@male_val on Twitter)
It was “Goodbye Pip” on Monday – though some wondered what all the fuss was all about?
Anyone would think Pipsquawk was going to Australia for a year not Yorkshire (Ingrid Marsh on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
Darrell has some sympathy from listeners though some can’t forgive his past actions…
So sad it could happen to anyone (Jill Luckhurst on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
Darrell is a weak pathetic apology for a dog killing man. He did 'have it all' and he blew it big time. I hope he goes away. (Christine Wilson on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
He may not be the brightest person and he got himself into a stupid predicament but he has more than paid for it. (Lauraine Reynolds on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
And as Ambridge Extra concluded there are high hopes that Dmitry will turn up in Ambridge - he was a bit of a hit... Some listeners felt that the ending was too neatly tied up. Others said that the series was over dramatic and at times hard to follow, but many enjoyed it, saying that it was "KICKASS" and "utterly gripping"
All a bit silly really! (Liz Lord on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
Lost me as a listener - too much Russian with no translations (Neil Hancock on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
Have loved this AE, it was brilliant. Sad that Brenda didn't get her man, please feel free to pass my contact details to him! (Sally Kershaw on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
I don't think we've seen the last of Dimitri (she says hopefully). (Clare Worthy on Archers Addicts Facebook group)
Can't believe Matt has really put Lilian before money!!??? (Susan James on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
I've totally loved this series of Ambridge Extra - it's utterly gripping… ! (Francesca Heather-Hayes on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
Is it just me, or is Ambridge Extra totally KICKASS?? I love The Archers, but Ambridge Extra is a whole other love! And seriously, is Brenda MAD? Why is she giving up Dmitri? For what earthly reason would she do that after the man sincerely apologised and clearly loves her? Mad, absolutely mad. (Kristine Bolt on BBC The Archers Facebook page)
V V V sad that Ambridge Extra is over. Does anyone know when it will be back? Do we only get one a year because I don't think I can cope (@yarnstofabric on Twitter)
When's the next one? Please! (Stewart Arrandale on Archers Addicts Facebook group)
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