DTD: 210 – Again there’s bad news for the Aldridges and a presenter falls down the stairs

Time for our everyday story of podcasting folk. Robert is slowly recovering from his bruised pubis and we heard nothing about his possible speeding offence. This week however he decided to fall down some stone steps at work and has had to complete health and safety forms. Meanwhile Lucy has no heating and it is only 2 deg (presumably centigrade) inside her house. Robert explained (mansplained even?) how to fill a hot water bottle from a kettle to keep warm and Lucy decided that as there was only one hot water bottle she was having it and the kids could […]


DTD: 209 – “Gotcha!” Chemical Aldo dragged before baying mob

Dr Nicola Headlam gets to headline the DumTeeDum opening again with the Archers Academics day coming soon. Lucy with a slightly muffled and unscheduled Robert guide us through the somewhat strained waters of the week in Ambridge as there were cups of tea (from a proper teapot – hence the straining) and cake everywhere this week! The waters then got choppy when there was a village meeting over the TCE and even choppier when David learned that Lizzie knew about Toblerone first! Toxoplasmosis is rumoured to be on the horizon. Meanwhile the real week in the Freeman and Brown households […]

Dead fish in River Tame

DTD: 208 is Toby growing up and is Brian going to serve time at her majesty’s pleasure?

Jenny Dahling stars in this week’s village round up with great support from Home Farm events and Toby being a five year old father. Luckily as our hosts point out that whole story is about Toby growing up – echoing my comments about Toby merely being a younger version of Kenton – next week Toby will make it to 6! Robert (Naked Fingers) announces he is very much “Team Toby”. Lucy also knows that the builder responsible for the “Totally Contaminated Environment” is the long missing and lamented Brummie Builder – Jason – who stays in the memories of many […]


DTD: 207 – Kate and Nolly bond plus fatherhood stories.

Hosts this week are Roifield and Lucy with Millie Belle on social media duties. Roifield is still struggling with the new technology – he has buttons to push! Similarly Jenny had difficulty pushing and pulling Peggy into and out of the car. Lucy is very confused by having two Lyndas – they are easy to tell apart as only one of them has a sniff whilst the other needs clipping. I am confused over Spiritual Home. Firstly Brian points he has been subsidising it and coughing up money for shopping trips; within days it is so successful that it can […]


DTD: 206 – Lexi, Pip, the end of Kefir and more Ambridge goings on

Welcome to another sideways look at the DumTeeDum week featuring Robert Wilson and Lucy Freeman reporting on the events in Ambridge as broadcast by the BBC. First up this week is the never-ending barrel of Tumble Tussock cider which is immediately followed by Derek’s sex robot; the latter was of course merely a wig on an “Alexa”, which Robert worries about keeping clean! Lucy had a justifiable rant in the middle of the comedic review of the week over the nonsense of Helen and Pip having troubles over being single mums, compared with most single parents. Both have huge support […]


DTD: 205 Happy New Year, Lets recap the last two weeks in Ambridge – Pip rage!

Lucy starts strongly by completely avoiding mention of the wedding which did not happen and which wasted hours of Archers time but none of the podcast! Thank you Lucy. Roifield called it a fraud perpetrated by the writers and the editor. Much appreciation for Noluthando was expressed. Noluthando has helped Peggy with music, is keeping Freddie almost on the straight and narrow and can sort out Kate – as well as providing treatments at Spiritual Home! Blithe Spirit reckons that again the characters are being twisted to suit weak stories – it is not the fault of the writers, simply […]


DTD: 204 – your calls

A short but sweet X-mas edition put together in Jamaica


DTD: 203 Have there been too many pregnancies in Ambridge?

Robert joins Lucy this week to examine the entrails of the exchanges in Ambridge. Lucy wanted to believe that Alan had killed off the Ambridge panto but sadly it continues with the usual walkouts, disputes and rhyming couplets. Lucy states with authority that the beds in an ice hotel have a lot of rugs on them. Robert feels however that the ambient temperature will have an adverse effect on Alastair’s performance. The content then goes downhill rapidly, if that is possible. Impending doom for the Grundies is opined. Could it be Joe passing or will the Tumble Tussock cider be […]

Sperm donation

DTD: 202 – Ian fires blanks and Adam should know better

Something sad happened this week. The Derek joke was blank on the script! Hurried re-editing means his warming poultice turned up a little late, Derek probably works for Southern. I sometimes feel sorry for Lucy – she tries so hard to convey the serious farming and educational aspects of the documentary set in Ambridge in her monologue and then the scriptwriters simply douse the plot in sperm and unwanted babies and an apparently very speedy nativity play is shoehorned in alongside the never ending panto such that her monologue is bound to become somewhat full of innuendo, euphemisms and allusion. […]


DTD: 201 – Your questions to Hedli Niklaus live, hosted by Roifield and Robert

Hedli Niklaus gives us some wonderful stories of The Archers as Robert and Roifield pose some listener questions – and some of the answers are below. Edited by Kosmo. Dusty Substances : Opens the show with some very nice words about Hedli (and the missing Kathy) running “Archers Addicts” Witherspoon : Hi, Witherspoon here, texting in early because I actually have patients to see later on. So this is more of a comment about Kathy than a question. I never knew “Happy Kathy.” Once I started listening to The Archers a lot of bad things had already happened to Kathy […]