The Archers

You've got to love an everyday story of country folk. Well, you had to love it back in the day when it was still an everyday story of country folk. I gave up listening shortly after this little episode, a classic of comedy writing featuring strong, three-dimensional characters. (Ok, in the case of the Gabriels - pere et fils - there's sometimes a danger of caricature but it's never less-than-entertaining.

Not quite sure why I preserved this little sequence. It dates from the time I had to tape the programme as I was either attending lectures or contributing to the Students Union takings in the bar. I've been trawling through my old cassettes just recently. And I'm glad I have. This is a real gem:

The Archers: Sgt Barry talks to the over-60s by dotterel

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