The Archers

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The week in audio: The Archers; Buried; The Sound: Mystery of Havana Syndrome and more
While Ambridge is left reeling, new podcasts delve deep into a waste scandal in Derry and a sinister Cuban mystery, and Zoe Ball gets reading

Miranda Sawyer

29, Jan, 2023 @11:30 AM

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Adrian Flynn obituary
Other lives: Playwright and novelist who was a scriptwriter for The Archers for nearly a quarter of a century

Paul Brodrick

13, Dec, 2022 @8:28 PM

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Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: the empress of Borsetshire has left the building!
It’s not even Christmas and the troubled Archer family are imploding. Jill has hurled her flapjacks and departed in protest at Ben’s condomless foolishness

Charlotte Higgins

06, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Graham Blockey obituary
Other lives: Surrey GP who played Robert Snell in The Archers over a period of 36 years

Terry Hunt

02, Dec, 2022 @12:16 PM

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Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: Ambridge’s Yoda to the rescue
Ben Archer cowers under the covers after getting Chelsea Horrobin pregnant at the infamous Ambridge rave – but thankfully, she’s being soothed by wise words elsewhere

Charlotte Higgins

04, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: has the radio classic become the new Breaking Bad?
Brad and George are coming over all Walter White with their vape juice antics – and Ruairi has been outed for his sex work. It’s all cooking up in Ambridge!

Charlotte Higgins

06, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The power of speech in Ambridge | Brief letters
Brief letters: The Archers comes clean | Getting it on | Lessons from Leningrad | Blackberry week | Counting storms | Proper penmanship


02, Sep, 2022 @3:42 PM

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An F-bomb in Ambridge? That would signal the end times | Brief letters
Brief letters: Swearing on The Archers | Tinned goods | Al Janoub stadium | Poor pasta pun | Crying dogs | Too much information


23, Aug, 2022 @4:42 PM

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I’m not Australian, but Judith Durham’s unofficial anthem brings a tear to my eye | Brief letters
Brief letters: Judith Durham obituary | Nancy Banks-Smith | Patriarchal naming | Soft-boiled eggs | An extra hour to save energy

Brief letters

10, Aug, 2022 @4:58 PM

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I was on The Archers with June Spencer. She didn’t have to leave – she is only 103 | Graham Seed
Peggy Woolley is leaving the show. As a former colleague I know June has remarkable strength and resilience, says asks Graham Seed

Graham Seed

09, Aug, 2022 @2:03 PM

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Who are Britain’s longest-serving soap stars?
Following June Spencer’s retirement as Peggy Woolley, Ken Barlow and Ian Beale are characters who also appeared in their shows when they first aired

Nadia Khomami

08, Aug, 2022 @5:11 PM

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Nancy Banks-Smith on June Spencer: 70 years of muck and bullocks!
At 103, life starts to sound like a rowdy party going on a few doors down. After being on The Archers all these years, no wonder you want a quiet life

Nancy Banks-Smith

08, Aug, 2022 @2:38 PM

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