The Archers will address the Coronavirus pandemic
It has been confirmed that The Archers will address the Coronavirus
Jeremy Howe — editor of The Archers — has revealed: ‘For nearly 70 years Ambridge has been a haven for our audience, and so it continues to be.’
‘Whilst Coronavirus might be coming to Borsetshire, listeners can still expect The Archers to be an escape, and the residents to be bickering and as playful and witty as ever. We want this new approach to The Archers to still be a picture of the way we live now in rural England that it has always been.
‘However, these are unprecedented times and the team has worked tirelessly to make sure we can continue to visit Ambridge.’
‘I am enormously grateful to the production team, the cast and the crew for all their magnificent efforts and creativity.’
‘The Archers will sound different and will be simpler, but I think keeping the show running and giving us all an opportunity to hear from beloved characters will be a treat loyal listeners will want and need.’
The news comes after the radio drama’s weekly instalments were cut from six to five in an effort to ensure it remains on the air for as long as possible.
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