Archers is 'playing to the audience'
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Archers domestic abuse plot 'manipulated' by audience

Warning: This story contains spoilers

The controversial Archers' domestic abuse storyline involving Helen Titchener and husband Rob reached its climax on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday April 3.

Listeners heard Helen (Louiza Patikas) stab her husband Rob (Timothy Watson) in front of her young son Henry.

"One can’t help thinking that they are now manipulating the storyline according to how the audience responds," said Kate Chisholm, radio critic for The Spectator, due to the public sharing their opinions on social media.

  • 04 Apr 2016