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  1. Lilian and Paul

    Tuesday 30 October 2012, 12:57

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

    How Lilian and Paul got together

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  2. James and Brenda

    Thursday 25 October 2012, 17:27

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

    Brenda Tucker is far from delighted to have James Bellamy back in Ambridge, especially as he's recuperating in the Dower House, which also contains the Amside offices where she works.

    Because they have history...

    They first met in April 2005 when Brenda was 24 and James was 32. He was visiting...

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  3. The Archers Timeline - updated

    Friday 6 January 2012, 14:50

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

    We've updated The Archers Timeline with the main events from 2011. It's been a busy year, beginning with Nigel's death - and of course Henry's birth - and closing with the emotional upheaval caused by the discovery of John's son Rich.

    Along the way Ambridge was visited by royalty and by a rather...

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  4. Jennifer's men

    Sunday 16 October 2011, 11:35

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

    It's very clear that Tony doesn't think much of his sister's choices when it comes to men. And it's true that Jennifer has had quite a chequered romantic career, from the Irish rover who left her pregnant to the predatory former husband.

    To help you judge for yourself, we've summarised Jennifer...

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  5. Clive Horrobin - the horrible history

    Wednesday 5 October 2011, 19:13

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

    Ambridge's serial villain Clive Horrobin has returned, spreading ripples of unease like a cowpat chucked into a crystal pool.

    But as it's seven years since Clive was last seen in Ambridge (with charred foreams, being dragged away by police), we thought newer listeners might wonder what all the fuss...

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  6. Peggy's stroke

    Friday 9 September 2011, 13:05

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

    Jack's stroke has brought back unpleasant memories of Peggy's stroke in 2008, which caused a lot of upset as the family tried to do what they thought was best for Jack.

    You can read the story (and many other storylines) via our Timeline page.

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

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  7. Mousey - and The Archers archive

    Friday 2 September 2011, 12:05

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

    So Ruairi is regretting not taking 'Mousey' to his new boarding school. But who or what is Mousey?

    A search through our programme archive turned up details from the episode broadcast on 6 May 2007. Ruairi's mother Siobhan Hathaway, in the final stages of her illness, was desperate that Brian should...

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  8. Clarrie's sister, Rosie Mabbott

    Friday 2 September 2011, 11:23

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers


    On her recent trip to Borchester, when she wasn't locating lost children Clarrie Grundy (Rosalind Adams, pictured) was buying birthday presents for father-in-law Joe and sister Rosie Mabbott.

    Although Rosie has never spoken in the programme, we hear about her from time to time. You can discover...

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  9. The Snells arrive in Ambridge

    Sunday 7 August 2011, 12:15

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

    Robert and Lynda are such a fixture on the landscape that it's hard to visualise a pre-Snell Ambridge. But it did exist. This storyline gives a few highlights from their first memorable year in the village.

    And here are Carole Boyd's memories of joining the programme - and how she put a rather different...

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  10. Brian Aldridge and Mandy Beesborough

    Thursday 23 June 2011, 18:34

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

    So Jennifer's book club choice - Mistress of the Paddocks, by Borsetshire author Carinthia Hart - turned out to be a thinly disguised version of a supposed relationship between Jennifer's husband Brian and flame-haired Pony Club doyenne Mandy Beesborough.

    But what actually happened between Brian...

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  11. Sid Perks remembered

    Thursday 9 June 2011, 13:16

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

    As people in Ambridge fondly remember Sid Perks (except, perhaps, for Adam and Ian), we thought you might like to refresh your memory of this Ambridge stalwart.

    Here's his life story, from his days as a young tearaway to late-flowering romantic.

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

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  12. Roy at Grey Gables

    Tuesday 10 May 2011, 12:50

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

    To mark Roy's departure after 14 years, here's a brief history of his time at Grey Gables, from part-time waiter to deputy manager.

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


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  13. Mark Hebden

    Friday 15 April 2011, 19:09

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

    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...

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  14. Advice from the heart

    Monday 21 March 2011, 15:51

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

    The recent storyline concerning Elizabeth's heart trouble - and its treatment with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) - was developed with the help of Dr Sara Thorne, a specialist in congenital heart disease.

    This article from University Hospitals Birmingham gives the details.


    Keri...

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  15. Brian and Siobhan voted most potent Archers memory

    Monday 7 March 2011, 13:21

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers


    We asked you to vote on what you thought was the most potent Archers memory, and the results are now in.

    Listeners voted on a shortlist of eight stories and iconic moments, selected by Archers editor Vanessa Whitburn. The winner by a very clear margin (30.4 per cent of the votes) was the affair...

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  16. What I learned about The Archers

    Saturday 5 March 2011, 12:03

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

    Archers scriptwriter Simon Frith spent much of last year working through 60 years of Archers storylines while researching the book The Archers Archives, which was published to mark our 60th anniversary. We asked Simon what had surprised him about his travels in Ambridge's past.

    For many UK baby...

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  17. Vote for the most potent Archers memory

    Friday 25 February 2011, 15:39

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

    When a show has been going as long as The Archers, inevitably some moments and stories stay in listeners' memories more than others. We thought it would be interesting to see what you thought might be the most potent Archers memory

    We've selected a short list. Some are iconic scenes such as Sid...

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  18. Pip's older boyfriend

    Friday 18 February 2011, 15:36

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers


    As Pip celebrates her 18th birthday, we look back to the most momentous experience in her short life - her heady but doomed love affair with Jude Simpson, 11 years older and ten times flakier.

    Keri Davies is an Archers scriptwriter and web producer.

    • Picture shows Felicity Finch (Ruth Archer),...

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  19. Brenda vs Matt

    Friday 21 January 2011, 17:13

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers


    Brenda Tucker is celebrating her 30th birthday today, in a room strewn with memories collected by step-mum Vicky.

    They probably don't include the time Brenda clashed with Matt Crawford over a housing development, and very nearly lost her job as a local radio reporter:

    In March 2001, Matt Crawford...

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  20. Six diamond decades - the 2000s

    Wednesday 29 December 2010, 10:00

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

    The Archers celebrates its 60th anniversary on 1 January 2011. Over the six weeks running up to the anniversary, we are looking back at the main storylines in each of its six decades.

    This final week: the 'noughties', a decade which brought audacious acts of terrorism, with resultant international...

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