“… the peaceful atmosphere of Ambridge, home of BBC Radio 4 serial The Archers, is turning nastier.
The programme’s acting editor John Yorke, a former executive producer
of gritty TV soap EastEnders, has promised to make the plotlines
‘darker and bigger’.”
Having buggered up the nations enjoyment of the Jubillee
celebrations, the BBC are now set to ‘modernise’ the Archers, enjoyed by
Brits the world over.
So, between now and Christmas, I wonder how many more gays they can
cram into the village (it’s a long time since there was only one). We
can expect the village divided when the pikeys turn up (for how a rural
village really reacts, rather than in BBCworld [or lah-lah-land], go to http://www.meridenraid.org.uk/?p=271) and no doubt there’ll be a sympathetic storyline when the Bull is turned into a mosque.
Perhaps for 2013, they can follow up with how the muslim influx beat
up the vicar and threw all the gays off the belltower, how the pikeys were
revealed to be running a slave labour camp and, of course, the
inevitable sex ring drags in Brian Archer.
Any other storylines you can envisage?