My love of 'The Archers' on BBC Radio 4

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A short excerpt from a conversation I had about my love of the long-running radio soap opera, 'The Archers'.

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Voice Age

Middle Aged (35-54)


British (General) British (Received Pronunciation - RP, BBC)


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I remember very clearly where I wass every day when I started getting into the archers. It was in the second half of 1988 I was living in Leicester and I used to travel between Lester and either Birmingham or Nottingham for work because I was presenting on BBC Midlands Today television. The world at one would finish a 20 to 2, as it did back then, and I would pop the archers and it was one of those situations where for the first few occasions I really wouldn't pay a great deal of attention. The theme music was there. I didn't bother to turn it over. I half listen to what was going on, didn't really know who people were, but gradually there was just enough left in each episode for me to think. Oh, I wonder what's gonna happen to them tomorrow. And I reckon it took about 6 to 8 weeks on at the end of that eight weeks I was hooked on. I've stayed with it ever since