9 Works in The Archers (Radio)

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    These essays are the result of my decision to write a story set in Ambridge at the time when Doris Forrest was employed as maid to Lettie Lawson-Hope. This has raised a number of questions about Ambridge, its oldest inhabitants, its history and geography that have required some research.

    To quote those who have gone before me in exploring the background of long-running BBC stories:

    [The writers] weren't normally bothered about how their ideas fitted in with something that was written 20 years previously, nor should they have been.... It is the job of the fan to worry about such things, to ponder the three entirely separate explanations for the sinking of Atlantis.
    Cornell, Day and Topping, Doctor Who: The Discontinuity Guide 1994

    The Archers has longer history than Doctor Who, and a lot of 'secondary canon' associated with it, consequently there are considerably more 'continuity glitches' to worry about. To some extent, for the fanwriter as for the drama's scriptwriters superficial research and intuition can carry one through, and the nit-picking of readers and listeners can be met with the arrogance of Petruchio: It shall be what o'clock I say it is.

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    Ann, now a newly qualified nurse, is working at a hospital in Birmingham and sharing a house with other nurses and a couple of midwives, one of whom invites her to spend Christmas with her at the Vicarage in Ambridge.

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    What really went on that night between wine bar owner Nelson Gabriel and fashion student Sophie Barlow?

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    Alan has finished a tricky sermon. Usha has a trickier question...

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    As all avid listeners will remember, Adam arrived at breakfast one morning lustily singing "Oh What A Beautiful Morning" from "Oklahoma!"

    When I wondered why, this story is what happened.

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    Snug in the cosy depths of the marital mattress, head pillowed in goosefeather, the master of the house slumbered blissfully as dawn streaked the horizon and his wife rose to apply her daily camouflage.

    A shattering scream tore at the tranquillity.

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    Albus Dumbledore thought holidaying among Muggles would be peaceful...

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    An unwelcome pre-Christmas visit for Lizzie.

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