- does anyone actually listen to the Archers?
- Rusty SpannerSubscriber
Intelligent storylines that have time to develop, brilliant acting and genuine humour.
Takes a bit to get into, but worth the effort – the Jazzer/Fallon/Kirsty/Harry roadtrip promises to be a classic. 😀
Don’t watch soaps on the telly, but The Archers is different. It’s so well done and covers everything the telly soaps does and always has done:
Murder, drug addiction, depression, adultery, dementia, rape, civil disobedience, and ferret strangling.
All this and Lynda Snell too.Posted 5 years ago
What more could you want?alpinMember
i like Radio 4 and almost always have it on in the background if i’m not at work (like today). i like the variety and information, but does anyone actually listen to and follow the Archers?
i like the intro (i have it as my ring tone now) but the rest of it is just drivle….Posted 5 years agoemszMember
Been listening to it last week funnily enough, at first I was all ” what is this crap” but it’s like one of those songs you hate but can’t get out of your head, and today I actually missed it lol
I’ll get over it though, when your on holiday in the countryside it’s ok, now I’m back home I think not…Posted 5 years agoAristotleMember
footflaps – Member
as soon as the first bar of the music comes on the radio, it’s as good as a starter’s pistol and the race is on between Mrs S and me across the kitchen to slam the off button.
+1. It’s garbage. Thankfully I’m usually washing-up at the time so can quickly press the off button. It’s more of an effort if we’re still eating. Annoyingly, I’m not that keen on Marc Riley’s 6 Music show at 7pm.
Why can’t they just broadcast the latest over-acted, strangely-accented excitement from Ambridge at 1am instead? The octogenarian listeners will probably still be awake or they can learn to use iPlayer.Posted 5 years agowillardMember
I use the music as a means of honing my reflexes and ability to reach for the off switch. I like Radio 4, but cannot stand the Archers.
Apparently the theme is a proper piece of music and not just a short theme tune. Strange, I’ve never listened to more than two notes of it…Posted 5 years agobikebouyMember
For years I did then I stopped and got a life and now it seems that I’m either getting in a car/out of a car or on a train or off a train and it’s in my ears.. I do a lot of travelling at 7 it seems.
Isn’t Tamsin Greig on it these days?
She was in the Friday Night play and it was scary it was..Posted 5 years agomarcus7Member
probably the best continuing drama series available in the world today IMO, whats not to like?, over hyped story lines, bizzare characters,dubious acting, I began my journey with the archers around 4 years ago and it has never failed to entertain, it does take about two years hard listening to get into and is possibly not worth the trouble. But for those of us that have put the hours in it is simply AWESOME.Posted 5 years ago
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