Lucy painted an alternative portrait of the week (including Sunday’s jury discussions) outside Ambridge; packed with more jokes than there were jurors. Also far more villagers in the court than reported by the original microphones.
More calls than ever as this phase of the story climaxes. Some were made before the verdict and some afterwards – so it is mixed bag of predictions and celebrations as the callerinerers reflect on an extra lengthy week nearly all from the Crown Court.
Roifield also salutes the departing editor and in the sense that as editor he has garnered an immense number of column inches this is justified. However some of us feel that there has also been a distortion (possibly a perversion) of our regular drama and this is hard to forgive especially if the new won listeners prove hard to retain in calmer waters. Even Roifield expressed some concern over the sudden jump to a verdict in the trial episode which was simply outrageously foreshortened and again unworthy of the story cycle which was based on “Twelve Angry Men”.
Usha confusion also reigns over property. Usha owns Blossom Hill and Helen stands to inherit nothing after Peggy changed her will to treat Tony fairly and merely hoped that he would pass the Lodge onto Helen.
Roifield also hopes that the ban on cast members talking to DumTeeDum will be lifted by the new editor and seeks the 30,000 podcast listeners to bombard the BBC to get the bar lifted as part of developing The Archers community.
Lucy needed to go and put the dinner on – so time to go – but they will be back next week.
On this week’s episode we have calls from
Titian73 who wants silence in court
Iolanthe Rosa who thinks Pat’s due a u turn
Dusty Substances who wants Rob dead
Jo Jo Sexy Heels who’s cheering Nigel
New York Nigel who thinks it’s been over-egged
Kat Brown who’s having a heart attack
Claire who’s ecstatic
Yokelbear whose nerves have been wracked
Aunty Jean who’s gloating
Nosila who’s heart has broken
Miss Mid City whose eyebrows are raised
Jacquie who thinks Charlie’s on his way
Witherspoon who gives the actors applause
Sara Browne who’s been shushing
Steve who has ears like a lynx
Lady Garf Garf who’s had it with Shula
Goddess Deeva who’s over-tired and over-excited