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Mark Hebden

Friday 15 April 2011, 19:09

Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

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Richard Derrington (Mark Hebden)

With his recent thoughts on work experience, Daniel seems to be interested in following in the footsteps of his dead father Mark Hebden.

We've written a brief life story of Shula's first husband: lawyer and cricketer Mark Hebden.

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

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    Comment number 1.

    I'm rather afraid you're scraping the barrel with this one Keri. No-one found Mark Hebden interesting, not even the actor who played him! ('He was so boring, he deserved to be killed off', as Derrington famously said.)

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    Comment number 2.

    Actually, I've got a soft spot for him, because reading Country Squire's name for him--"Mark 'How's-My-Driving?' Hebden"--made me laugh so much that it inspired me to join the messageboard.

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    Comment number 3.

    There's a mistake in the 4th para of that Mark Hebden bio - 1994 should be 1984.

    I didn't know that Mark considered becoming a blacksmith. And people say character transformations are a new thing!

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    Comment number 4.

    I have just come over from the DTA board, where most of the time these days there is not a laugh to be had.
    And lo Lemon! Here we are discussing one of the most dull characters ever, and you have highly amused me. Mark's parents Bunty and Reg sounded much more fun, all floral prints, Hush Puppies and a Jag.
    I can't remember Mark wanting to be a blacksmith. If he had packed in the law for that, it would have made him more interesting.
    And if he had become a farrier he could have apprenticed Chris Carter.

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    Comment number 5.

    >There's a mistake in the 4th para of that Mark Hebden bio - 1994 should be 1984.

    Ah, thanks VH, and apologies. I can't get to the file today, but I'll correct it tomorrow.


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