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Post by Lucy McGough on Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:41 am

I like the Archers. So do all right-thinking people.

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Re: The Archers

Post by millerqueen on Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:45 am

I thoroughly second this statement
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Post by andrea on Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:23 am

millerqueen wrote:I thoroughly second this statement
And I third it.

I have listened to The Archers for about ... ooh, thirty years now. Very Happy

I think the longrunning storyline about Jack and his Alzheimer's is being done rather well. One of the things I like about The Archers is the slow way some stories unfold over years.
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Post by Lucy McGough on Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:10 am

Poor Jack. Poor Peggy.

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Re: The Archers

Post by stanmore on Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:28 am

The Archers is the only soap that goes on at almost human pace. But this is a double-edged sword. Earlier this decade there was a storyline about Pa Archer's inheritence that dragged on for months. Though it was one of the most believable pieces of fiction I have ever heard, listening to four middle-class middle-aged people squabbling over the finer points of will was mindlessly tedious.

Of course, it's all set in a village in which the inhabitants can never leave where cricket is worshipped as a god, Tasmin Grieg does some lambing and and all the children are possessed by Satan, so it's not all realistic...
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Post by andrea on Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:41 am

stanmore wrote:The Archers is the only soap that goes on at almost human pace. But this is a double-edged sword. Earlier this decade there was a storyline about Pa Archer's inheritence that dragged on for months. Though it was one of the most believable pieces of fiction I have ever heard, listening to four middle-class middle-aged people squabbling over the finer points of will was mindlessly tedious.

Of course, it's all set in a village in which the inhabitants can never leave where cricket is worshipped as a god, Tasmin Grieg does some lambing and and all the children are possessed by Satan, so it's not all realistic...
Not just any old human pace but a slow human pace... Just right for me!

The will story was tedious but not because of the pace. It was tedious because families squabbling over wills and falling out is usually tedious and nonsensical to others anyway. Added to which, some of the squabblers were not exactly my favourite characters in the first place (and less so after the squabble).
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Post by stanmore on Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:50 am

This is true. But only Archers writers would try and capture the tediousness of such situations (which they did perfectly) and then stretch it out for months.

So, any votes for most kickable character?
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Post by andrea on Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:21 pm

stanmore wrote:This is true. But only Archers writers would try and capture the tediousness of such situations (which they did perfectly) and then stretch it out for months.

So, any votes for most kickable character?
I'll have a think about that.
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Post by andrea on Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:06 am

andrea wrote:
stanmore wrote:This is true. But only Archers writers would try and capture the tediousness of such situations (which they did perfectly) and then stretch it out for months.

So, any votes for most kickable character?
I'll have a think about that.
I've thought and can only come up with: Most Boring Characters - Elizabeth and Nigel Pargetter. Anyone agree?

My heart sinks when there is a storyline involving one or the other - or affraid both.
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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:52 am

I want to kill Tom Archer. Always gabbling about his ruddy sausages.

I also want to kill Brian, for reasons obvious to anyone with half a brain.
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Post by stanmore on Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:11 am

I quite like Nigel - when his mum was around he was quite good foil. Admittedly, foils don't tend to do too well by themselves. Elizabeth is a pointless, whining, figures-based metronome of a human being (like her sister). Tom shares some of those qualities with extra pork-products. I can't hate Brian - at least things change occasionally when he's around - but I can hate Charles Collingwood for being the Budget Brandreth on ruined episodes of Just A Minute.
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Post by Lucy McGough on Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:52 am

stanmore wrote:I can't hate Brian
No worries. I can hate him enough for both of us.
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Post by andrea on Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:55 am

Lucy McGough wrote:
stanmore wrote:I can't hate Brian
No worries. I can hate him enough for both of us.
Um, er, we're wrinklies. Is it appropriate for us to actually hate characters? Smile
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Post by millerqueen on Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:57 am

Hate the character, not the actor.... clown
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Post by Lucy McGough on Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:12 am

millerqueen wrote:Hate the character, not the actor.... clown
That's my creed. I have nothing but respect for Charles Collingwood, who is an excellent actor and works very hard. However, I wish Brian Aldridge would fall down a hole and die.
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Post by stanmore on Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:47 pm

Charles Collingwood is a rubbish panellist though, coming across as a self-satisfied greaseball.... which coincidentally is the parts that he gets to play...
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Post by andrea on Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:52 pm

millerqueen wrote:Hate the character, not the actor.... clown
Seriously, I don't find it easy to hate the characters. I fear I may take The Archers a bit too literally as I would feel I was hating a real person! Shocked Funny how a radio programme seems more real than any television programme.
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Post by sheringham on Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:37 am

I love the archers. The most kickable character is Kate.
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Post by stanmore on Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:25 am

sheringham wrote:The most kickable character is Kate.

She's the nearest thing the show has ever had to sexy. Well, before the children and the taming down. I was an odd 13-year old.
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Post by Jennyjenkins on Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:05 am

I also like the archers (possibly due to subliminal influences in the cradle) I've been listening to it for all my 49.5 years affraid
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Post by andrea on Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:25 am

Anyone else beginning to find the Matt and Lilian storyline a bit tedious? Well, not the storyline exactly as I think the idea of Matt being involved in fraud quite a good one and the way their relationship is going downhill is believable. I just find having great chunks of episodes devoted to people sniping at each other a bit tedious. My husband walked into the room partway through an episode and declared it sounded like Eastenders.
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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:38 am

andrea wrote:Anyone else beginning to find the Matt and Lilian storyline a bit tedious?
YANA.
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