DTD: 163 – The Return of the Matt

‘Ello Pussycat is uttered so many times in this podcast I lost count as all contributors were keen to welcome the return of Matt Crawford from Costa Rica, with perhaps one of the best attempts coming from Lucy herself – possibly because she was losing her voice anyway!  She had beer on tap to keep talking.  Meanwhile Roifield’s answers this week all derive from ’90s R&B hits. Money is much discussed this week – Emma is on a slippery slope with the credit card, Kenton finding money down the back of the sofa to finance gin production when he owes […]


DTD: 162 – Susie Ridds Aka Tracey Horrobin

Not the highlight of this week is Lucy’s phone alarm going off in the middle of the podcast – we all want to know what it was for!  The real highlight of the week is a visit from Susie Riddell who was once Kate Aldridge and returned to the village as Tracy Horrobin when she finally spoke a couple of years ago.  She paints a picture of what Tracy might look like and looks forward to chasing the next single man to appear in the village. Oddly our hosts seem keen on the descent to EastEnder levels of shouting which […]


DTD: 161 – Cow Clap and new Chris Carter

Lucy took apart the week’s events in Ambridge with great relish. In particular the return of Chris Carter attracts much comment as did Hooty Jill’s swimsuit. Lucky Leroy.  The spark between Alice and Chris across the class divide has been lost with the recasting. Roifield admits memory problems having forgotten this week’s events having only finished listening 30 minutes earlier. Brian is clearly a Relate counsellor in disguise – his understanding of the female of the species exceeds all understanding. How soon will Shula be following in Pip’s footsteps to the Bank of Mum?  A financial day of reckoning will […]


DTD: 160 – Justins proposal and sick cows

British podcast awards – Vote here https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote/ to vote correctly enter “Dumteedum” into the search box. Our podcast needs some new DumTeeDums to open the show – speakpipe them to Roifield.  Lucy is mainliinng The Archers until her sister calls but soon recovers.  Lucy then lectures Justin on how to behave romantically as well as trying to explain why only Usha and Anisha are being dragged into the cricket team whilst Pip, Kirsty and Alice might actually have some suitable skills?  Roifield wants more from Jim and Robert interacting!  And Lucy helpfully points out that Roifield likes facts as well […]


DTD: 159 – Sunny Ormonde on Lillian the post feminist

Special feature this week. The last 20 minutes this week is Lucy interviewing Sunny Ormonde – her voice may be better known to you as the post-feminist Lilian of course. Worth listening to the first hour first. British podcast awards – Lucy provides instructions on how to vote – support out podcast and help them get proper recognition. Vote here https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote/ to vote correctly enter “Dumteedum” into the search box. After a discourse on the map of the week our hosts get down to business. Not surprisingly Lilian, Justin and Miranda take prime billing as the last dumps her husband […]


DTD: 158 – Lilian’s cleavage and the drunken mayor

On this week’s episode we have calls from Witherspoon who thinks Krusty is having a flight into health Not Contrary who wonders what apps Ambridge uses Sarah who thought the miscarriage might be a new start and Bye Bye Steve who thinks women haven’t got the googlies


DTD: 157 – Women in the cricket team, heavens forfend & Sunny Ormonde and Lillian.

In line with the output from microphones in Ambridge our hosts quickly turn to discussing films rather than Ambridge. Why is this important in Ambridge? Listen to hear Lucy’s theory – she takes three minutes of discourse to tell us! More importantly, the mad driving in Ambridge is being signposted every two minutes and it seems inevitable that someone is going to cop it – who will it be? Go and tell the forum your preferred candidate together with the reason why. Roifield tries to wind Lucy up over female cricketers – she fails to get bowled over and we […]


DTD: 156 – Lucy is back with stories of New York and Ambridge

This week the rendition of Barwick Green came from the Academic Archers conference at Lincoln – the largest number of voices ever!  Huge proof of the ever growing community brings tears to the eyes of Lucy and Roifield.  Roifield’s mum said “Well done son!” Lucy is in full flow with the monologue covering the Home Farm party, Miranda, who kept turning up everywhere, Burns and the cricket team, Freddie and the driving lessons with Kenton, the fail proof plan for the Grange Farm B&B, Lilian showing off her underwear and Alastair trying to work with a partner.  Roifield missed Lucy […]


Sara Coward, the voice of Caroline – tribute

Sara Coward provided the voice of Caroline Bone, later Pemberton and most recently Sterling from 1979 until her death last weekend. Sara was spotted by the BBC at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and awarded one of the Carleton Hobbs bursaries which provided funds and a six month contract of employment with BBC Drama Repertory company as well as the Equity card needed in those days. Outside of The Archers Sara had a varied career and many plum roles – Lady MacBeth, Amanda in Private Lives, Mrs Warren in Mrs Warren’s Profession and Lady Bracknell, plus Sally Bowles in […]


DTD 155 – Sara Coward – Caroline Sterling tribute and Hardeep Singh Koli

On this week’s episode, we have a tribute to Sara Coward who played Caroline Sterling from Kosmo, Lucy and the New York meet up posse. Lucy is living it up in New York this week and brings us a huge Barwick Green opening from the Big Apple posse of DumTeeDum who are out in force for her royal visit.  The DumTeeDummers reflect on Caroline Bone and her contribution to The Archers over nearly 40 years.  The podcast also salutes the passing of Sara Coward who has sadly lost her return match with cancer. In Lucy’s seat this week is the […]