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

On this week’s episode we hear views from: Jennidarling who’s hearing classic kate Vicky Cole who’s gone right off Brian Jane who’s lording it over Lucy and Mrs Yewtree who’s staggered at kefir


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: 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 […]

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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 […]


DTD: 200 Everything went wrong but we got a show out

Wow. A big round numbered one. That came round quickly. And it does not quite go according to plan. Hedli Niklaus opens the show with a DumTeeDum; then there is another one from Nicola Headlam! Lucy and Roifield are joined by Robert Wilson – but the colour coded script is soon causing confusion. A bravura performance from Lucy as she delivers the best joke of the day on threesomes immediately after the conclusion of her weekly summary. Lucy then manages to take her co-hosts apart with carefully aimed questions over Toby’s behaviour reflecting their own innocent high jinks when younger. […]


Bonus: Election Special and Hedli Niklaus speaks for Kathy Perks!

Witherspoon, Millie and Yokel Bear are on the spot at the Ambridge parish council election.


DTD: 199 – Aunty Chris gets scammed and Emma’s is strong and stable at the polls

This summary was written in South America looking for the grave of the late but wonderful Nelson Gabriel. For those with a long memory Nelson was the improbably well spoken son of the original country bumpkin, Walter Gabriel, who amongst other exploits brought an elephant to the village. My old pal, my old beauty, Walter was the original incompetent tenant farmer, later personified by Joe and then Eddie Grundy. Nelson was cut from another cloth entirely having something to do with the post office van robbery (the local plod being unable to secure a conviction despite fingerprints). Later Nelson ran […]


DTD: 198 – Will Lillian marry Justin and what about Auntie Cardboard (be warned the sound is a bit iffy in places folks!)

A relatively short podcast this week opens with an American DumTeeDum from the San Francisco chapter before we dive into a Naked Fingers / Lucy Freeman dissection of the last week in Ambridge plus some slightly substandard acoustics due to a poor recording line. Lucy corpses before starting her week’s review. Lots of alcohol is being consumed this week. Lucy is on beer and wasabi peas whilst Robert is on whisky. Lucy does not believe that there is any chance of Justin and Lilian getting married. She took against Justin when he referred to “his” house. Robert has no time […]