Go Neil!

WayTwoGo replied on 18/08/2019 10:05

Posted on 18/08/2019 10:05

Cracking episode of The Archers on Friday when the usually quiet (long suffering?) Neil finally tried to shut up “Radio Carter” (Susan) and berated her for spiteful gossip.

In fact, despite some dire, and less than plausible plot lines, there has been some very good acting of late: Emma & Ed; Jim & Jazzer. For these moments, I hang on in there as a long time avid (addicted?) listener.

Any other followers ("addicts"?) on CT? If so, and if you were listening live, did the continuity announcer, the one who is a fan, make one of his acutely observed, witty and sharp comments after the broadcast ? When he is on duty, I enjoy them as much as the programme, but I listened on Catch-up.

AnotherDavid replied on 18/08/2019 10:15

Posted on 18/08/2019 10:15

We heard it live and don't think there was a continuity remark but we were in shock when Neil blew up and could have missed it.

Dorset Diver replied on 18/08/2019 10:21

Posted on 18/08/2019 10:21

surprised Rivetinzzzzzzzzzzzz sealed I didn't even know it was still running winklaughing.  Sorry WTG soaps are not my thing but I hope you enjoyed it smile.  

WayTwoGo replied on 18/08/2019 10:38

Posted on 18/08/2019 10:21 by Dorset Diver

surprised Rivetinzzzzzzzzzzzz sealed I didn't even know it was still running winklaughing.  Sorry WTG soaps are not my thing but I hope you enjoyed it smile.  

Posted on 18/08/2019 10:38

Oh, I did! I do not watch TV soaps (I only rarely watch TV) but The Archers is a habit I cannot kick.....

I did manage it, once..... After the Editor of the time killed off the lovely Nigel, I gave up. Then, 6 months later, just had to catch up by reading the synopses and listening, on Catch-up, to those episodes still available.

(OH asked if a cow had moved from one side of a field to another in that 6 months. I endure the scorn of my family and friends for the cause.)

AnotherDavid replied on 18/08/2019 10:39

Posted on 18/08/2019 10:39

Need a significant attention span to appreciate the Archers, two year story lines are not unusualwink

WayTwoGo replied on 18/08/2019 10:46

Posted on 18/08/2019 10:39 by AnotherDavid

Need a significant attention span to appreciate the Archers, two year story lines are not unusualwink

Posted on 18/08/2019 10:46

In the case of Knee-ull and Soosan, the lifetime of their marriage for that "shock".

Bakers2 replied on 18/08/2019 11:11

Posted on 18/08/2019 11:11

I confess to being an addict. I can't miss it even when we visit our daughter in NZ 😂😂. These days it's generally on catch up but I always  did the ironing  whilst listening to the Sunday omnibus whilst working and children at home. Ironing had to speed up or slow down accordingly! These days I generally listen Sunday thro Friday on catch up when I go to bed. 

They certainly tackle upto date issues and they aren't always fighting and screaming at each other - which is what appears to happen in Eastenders, Emmerdale and Corrie. Don't  watch any I'm only going by the odd trailer I catch. Life Murton be exhausting if you live as portrayed in these soaps always a crisis and huge drama.

Very interesting to hear Neil turn, without the screaming etc, on Susan. Interesting that owning a house was more important to Emma than being happy with Edd and her children. Housing shortage is difficult city/town/country. The Jim storyline may or may not lead further....

 

WayTwoGo replied on 18/08/2019 11:29

Posted on 18/08/2019 11:29

Ah yes, the Sunday morning ironing session while listening to the Omnibus. I remember it well. Followed by the obligatory phone call to my pal and fellow addict to chew it over (even though we'd be seeing each other next day at work).

brue replied on 18/08/2019 11:31

Posted on 18/08/2019 11:31

I haven't been listening recently so have missed the latest dramas but wtg you are spot on about the continuity remarks they are often very amusing!

Dorset Diver replied on 18/08/2019 11:54

Posted on 18/08/2019 10:39 by AnotherDavid

Need a significant attention span to appreciate the Archers, two year story lines are not unusualwink

Posted on 18/08/2019 11:54

Well that certainly rules me out.

Tests show the average human attention span has fallen from 12 seconds in 2000, or around the time the mobile revolution began, to eight seconds. Goldfish, meanwhile, are believed to have an attention span of nine seconds.  I'm probably much less than a fruit fly.  Now where was I ... undecided.