Welcome to another sideways look at the DumTeeDum week featuring Robert Wilson and Lucy Freeman reporting on the events in Ambridge as broadcast by the BBC. First up this week is the never-ending barrel of Tumble Tussock cider which is immediately followed by Derek’s sex robot; the latter was of course merely a wig on an “Alexa”, which Robert worries about keeping clean!
Lucy had a justifiable rant in the middle of the comedic review of the week over the nonsense of Helen and Pip having troubles over being single mums, compared with most single parents. Both have huge support networks within yards (or indeed within the farmyards) which most single (or indeed married) parents would sell their eye teeth to match!
Lucy was cringing over some of the writing – certain phrases just jarred when delivered. They sounded far too American and were really out of place for Ambridge. Once again storylines are in the ascendant over the characterisation and as we have said many times – that is not OUR Archers!
Next up will Nolli be going or staying? The money appears to be on her staying. Lucy observes that Brian appears to be reverting to his previous aggressive business behaviour – it will be interesting to see where it goes in the next week or so. And is dumping kefir really worthwhile? Lucy drinks it and even her mother has seen it in a Midlands supermarket!
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
Mrs Yewtree who’s staggered at kefir