The Archers: a how-to listening guide
BBC Radio 4’s The Archers has been making headlines for a brave domestic abuse story line, so here are some tips for listening newbies…
It is never too late to jump on a bandwagon. A lot of new sheep have recently joined the flock listening to BBC Radio 4’s The Archers thanks to the slow-burning and dramatic storyline of Rob Titchener’s abuse of his wife Helen, and her violent attack on him. New listeners, though, have a lot to keep up with. It can seem incongruous at first that major storylines of sex, death, and prison sit alongside cricket, cake, and the pigs escaping (again).
I must say, if you’ve only just started listening, you took your bloody time didn’t you? Still, to make things simpler for new arrivals to Ambridge, I have gathered all my radio drama wisdom to compile this list of tips for Archers newbies.
Don’t try and listen to all of it
Many Den of Geek readers will be accustomed to starting a new series at the beginning