The Archers

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Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: Ambridge catches Bake Off fever – then things turn ugly
It’s been a violent few weeks, with a showstopper squished into oblivion and faked anaphylaxis over a frangipane. Plus the most radical poet in Borsetshire, Bert Fry, bowed out

Charlotte Higgins

09, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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We’re ready for the awesome weather | Brief letters
Brief letters: Weather | The Archers | Conservative politicians | Lorry drivers | Lasting shoes and glasses

Letters

06, Oct, 2021 @4:58 PM

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Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: car crash carnage and magnificent marrows
Disaster at the wheel, divorce, and impressive vegetables … it’s suddenly all happening in Ambridge

Charlotte Higgins

05, Oct, 2021 @10:58 AM

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Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: Jackie Weaver is the new queen of Ambridge
Making a celebrity appearance at the village fete, the viral star of the Handforth parish council meeting proves she really has the authority as she out-Archers the Archers

Charlotte Higgins

31, Aug, 2021 @8:26 AM

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Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: crack cocaine hits Ambridge
Shades of EastEnders in the village this month, with the first bisexual in Borsetshire, sexathons and drugs before teatime

Charlotte Higgins

06, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Lemon drizzle cake memories take me back to the 1950s | Brief letters
Brief letters: Tourist coaches | Ageing readership | Lemon drizzle cake | Constitutional reform | Quick crosswords

Letters

04, Jul, 2021 @5:08 PM

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Rev Richard Coles calls for end to glamourising of alcoholism on TV
Vicar, whose partner died of alcoholic liver disease, hits out at inaccurate depictions of excess

Sarah Marsh

28, Jun, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: a grim month saved by Joy’s knickers
The events that followed Joy’s invitation to become a life model offset a bleak month when it all kicked off at the christening

Charlotte Higgins

29, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: deliver me from model railways and superheroes
Tony Archer practised male bonding over his train set, while Alice has walked out on husband and baby, hopefully to dry out

Charlotte Higgins

30, Apr, 2021 @11:13 AM

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The week in radio and podcasts: Marcovaldo; Peter Brook; Shedunnit; The Archers – review
Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook revel in the rich imagination of Italo Calvino

Susannah Clapp

17, Apr, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Watch out Ambridge: Covid radio soap Greenborne airs across UK
Drama starring EastEnders actors John Altman and Louise Jameson aims to reflect post-pandemic life

Tara Conlan

25, Mar, 2021 @5:15 PM

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Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: St Shula has her doubts
It’s time Tracy Horrobin was furloughed, and will Freddie go for a sexual offering? Shula, meanwhile, has moral scruples

Charlotte Higgins

02, Mar, 2021 @10:00 AM

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