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Clarrie came back

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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Thursday, 10th January 2013

    Apparently the new Clarrie is the old Clarrie.

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  • Message 2

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    Posted by JoinedPeetsBoard_Smeesues_too (U14519481) on Thursday, 10th January 2013

    Its to be Heather Bell ...

    Here is the bit from the blog - the original has a picture attached which I know some don't like so I thought I'd cut and paste

    *****KERI's BLOG******
    Heather Bell will return to The Archers next month to reprise the part of Clarrie Grundy - over 30 years after she created the role. Many listeners (including me) still have fond memories of her portrayal of the part.

    Heather will take over from Rosalind Adams, who retired last year after 25 years in the role.

    We will hear Heather as Clarrie on Sunday 10 February, at Will’s 30th birthday celebrations (a script which I wrote, as it happens).

    Heather Bell

    Heather originally joined the cast in 1979 when Clarrie’s father Jethro Larkin took a job at Brookfield Farm and moved the family to Ambridge.

    Heather has wide experience in radio, television and theatre, She's worked in repertory companies all over Britain, in London’s West End and has played many leading roles on Television.

    Her radio career began at drama school where she was a runner up in the BBC Carleton Hobbs Award for radio drama. She was later was cast as Mercy O'Callaghan, Tracy's au pair, in the long running serial Waggoner's Walk. The part of Tracy was coincidentally played by... Rosalind Adams!

    Heather said: “I am really excited to be returning to Ambridge, catching up with old friends...

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  • Message 3

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    Posted by aquaticDougal (U3480367) on Thursday, 10th January 2013

    Oh please please please let her have a completely different accent!

    Deep broad Liverpool ......
    Newcastle even ....

    We are going Back to the Future ... so why not introduce some cultural diversity at the same time?

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  • Message 4

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    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Thursday, 10th January 2013

    .. so why not introduce some cultural diversity at the same time? 

    fgs we already have that stuffed in our faces.

    Though a Thai wife or two would be realistic these days.

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  • Message 5

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    Posted by The Leech Pedlar (U15129703) on Thursday, 10th January 2013

    A Clarrie with a jive/Rasta accent might be fun.

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