DTD: 179 – Jill Archer arrested in flapjack assault

Roifield is Roifield again this week whilst Angela Barnes is in Edinburgh busy preparing for Fortitude and has been unable to shoehorn writing a monologue onto the week. Where is Lucy? We should be told. They discuss alcoholics and name Jack Archer and Darrell but overlook George Barford who was rescued from his addiction by the long forgotten Nora McAuley.  Morris the butcher has mentioned losing his business due to addiction, but that may have been gambling. Lots of discussion of Jill this week and the generally expressed view is favourable.  Whilst her current protest is reasonable given her history […]


Character Statistics for July 2017

Appearances during July 2017 1 LILIAN BELLAMY 14 2 Justin Elliott 12 3 Fallon Rogers 10 4 Jill Archer 9 = Matt Crawford 9 = Shula Hebden Lloyd 9 7 Brian Aldridge 8 8 Harrison Burns 7 9 Lynda Snell 6 = Oliver Sterling 6 = Roy Tucker 6 12 Ruth Archer 5 = Clarrie Grundy 5 14 Jennifer Aldridge 4 = Phoebe Aldridge 4 = Tom Archer 4 = Kirsty Miller 4 = Lexi surname unknown 4 19 Jolene Archer 3 = Christine Barford 3 = Alice Carter 3 = Ed Grundy 3 = Eddie Grundy 3 = Will […]


DTD: 178 – Oliver loses his head and a jug is smashed

Angela Barnes is standing or more likely sitting in for Lucy for this week and delivers a super monologue of the week. Hay Bales sing the DumTeeDum and also call in later but they have clearly not read my guide for first time callers on our website.  Who are you Hay?  Angela was led astray from discussing The Archers by Roifield who wanted to know about one of her dates and toothpaste but the story of Colgate is that it never happened. I would fear for Roifield’s life as he preferred this week’s monologue to last week’s. As Angela will […]

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DTD: 177 – Caroline remembered

Robert Wilson leads off this week by bursting two tyres in Wales – and he thanks the helpful residents of Nantmor.  Derek has been investigating fermented foods from his compost heap.  Just in case you think that The Archers is all made up the musical “Hair” is being revived this year with a new immersive production.  I assume immersive means the audience are underwater – see this: https://www.londontheatre.co.uk/theatre-news/news/new-immersive-production-of-hair-to-run-at-the-vaults-in-london  Will Lucy be going? Discussion of Caroline’s death dominates this week’s podcast for obvious reasons.  I would like my say.  Throughout her village existence Caroline followed her heart; she might not be religious, […]


DTD: 176 – The over privileged Phoebe and the hatefully sexist Will Grundy

Following the DumTeeDum from Toronto Shambridges delivers a wonderful eulogy on the subject of smoke detectors in recognition of our new sponsor ADT! Surprisingly after a week off Roifield is struggling with the script this week, obviously out of practice.  He then admits to being 48.  He does not understand the problem of Lilian revealing her age – particularly to an intended husband.  Then there is a suggestion that a contributor may have been under the ‘fluence after celebrating Bastille Day!  I think it is Roifield as part of his contribution is obliterated with music! Little support for Will this […]


DTD: 175 – Justin’s land deal gets the once over

Naked Fingers aka Robert Wilson is with Lucy this week.  I used to work with a Robert Wilson but do not think it is the same one.  I think Lucy might need a new microphone.  Lucy predicts that Jill has developed an allergy to bees and will have to pass them onto Kirsty.  Or possibly to Hilda Ogden who continues to make her presence felt.  Will’s current unpleasantness is discussed at some length as he becomes a grumpy old man.  The voice has always been irritating. The interactions between Bridge Farm and Justin are discussed.  No-one actually knows how to […]


Character Statistics for June 2017

Appearances during June 2017 1 LILIAN BELLAMY 15 2 Justin Elliott 11 3 David Archer 9 4 Rex Fairbrother 8 = Kirsty Miller 8 = Helen Titchener 8 7 Jill Archer 7 = Pat Archer 7 = Tom Archer 7 = Anisha Jayakoday 7 11 Elizabeth Pargetter 6 = Freddie Pargetter 6 13 Pip Archer 5 14 Tony Archer 4 = Matt Crawford 4 = Johnny Phillips 4 = Lynda Snell 4 18 Brian Aldridge 3 = Jennifer Aldridge 3 = Ruth Archer 3 = James Bellamy 3 = Susan Carter 3 = Lily Pargetter 3 = Fallon Rogers 3 […]