I have to admit that my first thought on being stuck with the Archers for the first time in ages one evening this week (forgot to change channel before I started doing something involving hands not being clean enough to do it once I'd begun, if you see what I mean) was, 'Flip me, is this storyline still on the go?'. I'm glad that I find dear Rob (?) an even more unsympathetic character than the wretched Helen, otherwise I might be tempted to voice a very un-PC thought or two, I'm afraid
. We used to look forward to listening to the omnibus edition every Sunday, but I'm afraid that that time - along with the 9 am slot on a Saturday - has for a long while now been one when we switch over to some other channel.
I have to say, though, that for me the Archers was eclipsed by the continuity person who referred to a certain composer as 'Hay(as in 'horses eat it, but grass is cheaper')den'