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18:26 25 Mar 2011
Congratulations Graham on your well deserved award. I hope all those in charge at TA do not imagine that this award has anything whatsoever to do with them, because it doesn't.
16:33 25 Mar 2011
Nick you beat me to it - I had the post below ready first thing this morning but didn't send it straight away..
I completely agree, Alison - the programme is so much poorer without this great actor - but at least Graham Seed is being recognised for his worth - he has been named radio broadcaster of the year at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards - the first actor to receive the award.
What an own goal, Vanessa and co - how stupid to have deliberately lost such talent from your confection.
Well done and well deserved, Graham.
08:55 25 Mar 2011
Graham Seed, who played Nigel Pargetter in the radio show for 27 years, was last night named Radio Broadcaster of the Year. The first time this award has ever been won by an actor.
Unsurprisingly, Whitburn's dismal scriptwriting didn't win any awards.....
13:56 23 Mar 2011
Prior to Nigel's killing-off, it was said that there was to be a New Year's event which would shake the whole of Ambridge and have repercussions 'for the next 10 years'. The only repercussions I can see are that one half of the cast is constantly dwelling on the death with much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth, while the other half (the lower classes) have become walk-on cardboard cut-out figures. The programme is much the poorer for it. A cynical move to court publicity has resulted in the unnecessary redundancy of a great actor and character while destroying the pace and balance of The Archers. Shame!
19:36 16 Feb 2011
I'm fairly sure Nigel was Moley in Wind in the Willows.
12:32 15 Feb 2011
I'm sad to hear that the SWs are smearing Nigel's memory by portraying him as a feckless and irresponsible idiot who couldn't organise a filing cabinet, and couldn't wait to lead his children into who knows what stupid misadventures. :(
10:54 12 Feb 2011
My word, sacking suggested a few comments above and its got through the moderators.
I'm new to these blogs but an old and ex listener. The 60th simply did it for me and VWs farce on Radio4 "I said it was a birth and a potential death".........no you didn't Miss Whitburn I heard exactly what you said and I'd be grateful if you didn't treat me as an idiot whose opinion doesn't matter. With this kind of attitude I can see that tuning away from the Archers and radio 4 in general is the logical thing to do. I simply can't have any faith in the BBC anymore , I really thought that the BBC valued its listeners but obviously they don't give a jot.
17:26 11 Feb 2011
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13:29 11 Feb 2011
pkha - 661 - I love the expression stupidly nasty because it just sums up everything about today's Archers.
That is exactly what it has become. Stupidly nasty.
13:13 11 Feb 2011
All the moral stuffing has been removed from The Archers, no Phil, no Sid, no Mrs Antrobus, no Uncle Tom. I just dont believe in it anymore. Nigel's death was so ridiculous with David on the roof in a gale, cannot it all be stopped and reset - the Archers is NOT a soap opera, its an escape into country living, highlighting village life, problems and celebrations. I dont want sensationalism just for the sake of it. We need Nigel and his history with Lower Locksley. VW has had her day and her judgement proves this. So many loyal fans incredibly upset because we care about the characters and thought it in good hands. Give us Nigel back please the future without him is so dreadfully dull and stupidly nasty.
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