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Gardeners' Question Time in Ambridge - photo gallery

Sunday 24 April 2011, 15:13

Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

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Reserved seat at GQT recording

The recording of the Easter Sunday 'Ambridge' edition of Gardeners' Question Time took place in March in a village hall in Worcestershire.

The audience at Cutnell Green knew that two programmes would be recorded. The first was a standard version, which went out a couple of weeks ago. But imagine their surprise when the questioners were called forward for the second programme - and the first name called was 'Brian Aldridge'.

Here's a photo gallery of this rather surreal event.

Keri Davies is an Archers (and Ambridge Extra) scriptwriter and web producer.

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    Comment number 1.

    I find this blurring of fact and fiction bizarre. Have the SWs lost their grip on reality or is the cross referencing of factual and fictional programmes what all the smart young scriptwriters do these days? I suppose this multi genre approach is evidence of out of the box blue sky thinking (I use the cliches intentionally)! What an utter bore!!!!

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    Comment number 2.

    Now that it is established that the Radio 4 signal reaches Ambridge, can some body tell me what resident of the village hear at 7.02 on a weekday evening...

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    Comment number 3.

    Please, Please...

    When are you lot going back to your core values?

    This disjointed guff is NOT listenable to.

    Grundy japes
    Cross promotion
    Cross programming
    Unbelievable plots
    Unbelievable charcter transitions

    Or at least say that your are trying to ditch your loyal, educated, 40-70 year old demographic to "move on"

    A car crash awaits....

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    Comment number 4.

    Well, what a miserable lot! I really enjoyed the GQT being at Ambridge, The Archers is fantasy, that's the beauty of it and to put it into Gardeners Question Time is a stroke of real genius. I loved it! Take no notice of them.

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    Comment number 5.

    We enjoyed the crossover, although parts of it were cringe worthy as we sorta knew what was coming from the main show. I actually had no idea the event was "real" until I saw it on iPlayer. Still, a treat all the more sweet with rarity -- best not do too many of these too often to retain their edge.


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