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”
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 and she was always forlorn, clinically dysthymic (persistent depressive disorder). So I must admit it became a chore to listen to her; but it seems so silly for her to be gone for so long, always just off stage left. And what a treat it’s been listening to Hedli, who is so funny and brilliant, as distinct from Kathy as one could be. So, I do hope that Kathy returns soon with a storyline filled with much joy!
Would like Jamie back – what has he been doing?
Hedli sounds more like Kathy tonight, unlike when Roifield did the special
Hi all, I have some questions if you get a chance to ask them. 1 Kathy was noticeably absent during the Rob storyline, what affect would Kathy being present have had on the story? 2. I recall Jamie was doing tree surgery unless I am mistaken, what do you think he would have made of his life up until this point? 3. Would Kathy be in another relationship by now? Thankyou
She would have supported Pat as friends do. And Kathy gets to call Kenton a “sanctimonius git” and “stupid”.
The synopsis on the BBC site says you saved a young Adam Macy when he was bitten by an adder…. What other decisions should Kathy regret?
Being kind to Owen the chef. Then she calls Martin Gibson a bully – when he was simply instructing her to do her job properly – that is not bullying.
Where’s the bunting?
Kathy knows where it is and refuses to reveal the location.
We all want Kathy back, what storylines would allow this to happen?
Probably something simple – chatting to Roy and Lynda and Ian.