The Archers Home Fires at Ambridge

The Archers  Home Fires at Ambridge

And can they all work together to unlock the mystery and to discover who is set to inherit? Beautifully produced, with stunning endpapers, this is the perfect read for all Archers fans.

Author: Catherine Miller

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471195532

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 222

‘Intriguing, comforting and endearingly familiar’ Katie Fforde ‘The BBC’s most downloaded radio show’ The Guardian ‘Incredible legacy’ ?The BBC ‘Longest running drama in the world’ The i News It's 1941 and the war rumbles on. Nowhere is immune to the effects of war, not even Ambridge. But in England's favourite village, something else is occupying the residents... When a prominent villager dies, the main beneficiary's name is a mystery, and no one knows who is set to inherit the estate, cottage and all. The name is hidden within a locked box and the villagers much uncover the password to find out the name of the beneficiary. So when five people are each sent a packet of seeds, the mystery deepens - could the seeds be part of a clue? And can they all work together to unlock the mystery and to discover who is set to inherit? Beautifully produced, with stunning endpapers, this is the perfect read for all Archers fans.
Categories: Fiction

The Archers The Ambridge Chronicles

The Archers  The Ambridge Chronicles

... Phil was frustrated at not being able to do more and Jill was busy keeping the home fires burning. One of the unsung heroes was farmworker Bert Fry, who gave up domestic joys to live in seclusion with David and Ruth.

Author: Joanna Toye

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448141050

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 820

The Archers, like life, is made of moments: marriages and births, loves and losses, triumphs and disasters. It has been the soundtrack of our lives for over six decades, from stooking corn with Dan Archer in the 1950s to the tragic death of Nigel Pargetter in 2011. We know the characters of Ambridge – from much-loved Phil and Jill Archer and the irrepressible Grundys to wayward Brian Aldridge – like we know close friends. This book is their tribute. The Ambridge Chronicles relives some of the defining moments in The Archers history, delving into the rich archive of its scripts, to celebrate the highs and lows that have made the world’s longest running radio serial so treasured.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Archers Miscellany

The Archers Miscellany

26 May Brian says I have to come back to Ambridge. If anyone should go, he says, it's him. ... When he got home, his mother packed him off to bed with no less than four hot water bottles. ... Jack was one of the fire wardens.

Author: Joanna Toye

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409070542

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 131

The first official trivia collection from Britain's best-loved radio drama. Have you ever wondered about the attractions at Ambridge fetes? Puzzled over who the winners were at the Flower and Produce Show? Been curious about details of past Bonfire Nights, or even menus at The Bull? Discover the whos, whats, wheres and whys of the show's past 60 years in The Archers Miscellany. Discover which resident has the most names and meet the animals of Ambridge; learn the order of illumination for the Christmas lights switch-on; ponder Great Ambridge Mysteries and remember Ambridge Wanderers football team fixtures from the glory days of the 1970s. Containing information gathered from the vast BBC Birmingham Archers archives and beautifully illustrated throughout, The Archers Miscellany is the ultimate trivia book for all things Ambridge.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Archers

The Archers

9 Home farm is home to a maze, but what's it made from? 10 In what year did Dan Archer lose most of his oats when a fire broke out in his Dutch barn? Which of the following is not a name of one of the Which of Ambridge's farms is the ...

Author: Rosie Dillon

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 9780857658777

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

View: 483

Is there a cure for farmer’s lung – and would Joe Grundy take it if he could? Who are Meriel, Jean Paul, Baggy and Mercedes? Which Ambridge couple fell in love to the tune of a Mr Whippy ice cream van? It’s been sixty years since the familiar dum-di-dum-di-dum-di-dum of ‘Barwick Green’ first brought The Archers to our airwaves, and in that time millions of listeners have followed the everyday lives of country folk in Ambridge. This new compendium, which brings together facts and trivia about characters, controversies and country customs in one handy volume, is sure to delight avid addicts and nervous newbies alike.
Categories: Performing Arts

For the Love of the Archers

For the Love of the Archers

AMBRIDGE: VILLAGE. HALL. The Village Hall was once the village's own school but has been the home for the playgroup, the WI, ... The Hall had a facelift in 1976 after an electrical fire caused damage to the kitchen extension, ...

Author: Beth Miller

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 9781783726530

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 761

Have you ever wondered... • Why did listeners campaign to 'Free the Ambridge One'? • How many of the Horrobins have spent time at Her Majesty’s pleasure? • Who fell to his untimely death from the roof of Lower Loxley Hall one stormy January night? For the answers to all these questions and many more, dive into this fascinating miscellany and become an Ambridge expert. It’s been over 60 years since the familiar dum-di-dum-didum- di-dum of ‘Barwick Green’ first brought The Archers to our airwaves, and in that time millions of listeners have followed the everyday lives of country folk in Ambridge. This new companion, which brings together facts and trivia about characters, controversies and country customs in one handy volume, will delight avid addicts and keen newbies alike.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Archers Quizbook

The Archers Quizbook

Join Ambridge treasure Lynda Snell on a quiz quest around Britain's most loved village The Puzzle House ... After a successful pilot week on the BBC Midlands Home Service in the spring of the previous year, it was decided that the ...

Author: The Puzzle House

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781474607711

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 288

View: 942

Which traditionally comes first in the Ambridge year, the Village Fete or the Flower and Produce Show? Which tool appears on the Pargetter coat of arms? Which member of the Archers clan has a first name where all the letters read in alphabetical order? Ambridge is a place many of us know almost as well as our own home towns. But while millions of people are invested in the goings-on in this picturesque village, few have had the privilege of walking its winding lanes. Now you can. Join Lynda Snell, a true pillar of this rural community, as she takes you on a guided tour of radio's most well-loved village. Starting at the summit of Lakey Hill, with its sweeping views of rural Borsetshire, Lynda will lead you around the village's landmarks and institutions imparting wisdom and gossip as she goes. Sun yourself in the beer garden of the Bull, watch the world go by from a bench on the village green and don your wellies for a wander around Brookfield. There are weddings to attend at St Stephen's, productions to enjoy at the Village Hall and deals to be done at the Dower House. Each chapter centres on key locations to challenge your knowledge in all manner of Ambridge affairs. Whether you're a lifelong listener of The Archers, have an ear for gossip, or are a relative newbie, you will be able to put your area of expertise to the test. With 70 years of rich rural history to explore, you might even learn something new.
Categories: Games & Activities

Who s Who in The Archers 2012

Who s Who in The Archers 2012

However, following the fire-bombing at the home of former gamekeeper and ex-policeman George Barford, she refused to protect him and he was sentenced to ... He remains a remote but still potent threat to peace and order in Ambridge.

Author: Graham Harvey

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448140404

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

View: 168

The insider's guide to Ambridge life is back for a special 60th Anniversary edition, fully-updated and packed with indispensable facts about the nation's favourite village. Whether it's information about an on-going relationship you're looking for - or a background briefing on a new character - Who's Who in The Archers is for you. Within these pages you'll find a wealth of essential detail about: The young entrepreneur whose business is "forging ahead" Members of the thriving Ambridge Book Club The threat to Pat's organic dairy business The wild food menu item that's causing ructions at The Bull Now in its 60th glorious year, the world's longest running drama series is a part of national life. Whether you're a new-comer to the village or you've been visiting for years, you'll want to keep this handy-sized reference guide close by. Who's Who in The Archers is certain to help you enjoy Ambridge life to the full.
Categories: Performing Arts

Gender Sex and Gossip in Ambridge

Gender  Sex and Gossip in Ambridge

It was set Except in her interactions with Debbie which are far more honest, 'the Albion kitchen' and 'her' Home Farm has been campaign was highly savvy in its use of local media, who portrayed her as the Boudicca of where she seeks to ...

Author: Cara Courage

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787699472

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 411

The Archers Academics are joined by former The Archers editor, Alison Hindell and actor Dr Charlotte Connor (a.k.a. Susan Carter), to examine the power of gossip in Ambridge, portrayals of love, marriage, motherhood, female education and career expectations, women's mental health and the hard-won right of women to play cricket.
Categories: Social Science

The Rules of Acting

The Rules of Acting

... Archer being burned in a fire in Ambridge. Over 20 million tuned in, and ITV only just made it through. For jobbing actors, getting work in radio drama means either a stint with the BBC Radio Rep Company or a spell in The Archers.

Author: Michael Simkins

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448148967

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 738

Luvvies. Tyrannical directors. Useless agents. Less job security than an England football manager. Who’d be an actor? Michael Simkins isn’t sure, even though he’s been one himself for over thirty years. Join him backstage as he examines that business called showbusiness, from am dram to Hollywood, and from Shakespeare to ads for flatulence pills. In a career that started as a plump teenager in ballet tights at RADA, Michael has appeared in countless West End plays and musicals, presented safety training workshops for sewage workers, and when resting, worked as a crate smasher at a car factory. He’s done movies, soaps, ads, and voice-overs, and worked with everyone from Meryl Streep to Kelly Osbourne. As the ultimate jobbing actor he’s flirted with triumph and oblivion without ever quite managing either. InThe Rules of Acting he shares his hard-won wisdom. Covering everything from learning your lines to tilting for Oscar success in Hollywood, surviving a flop, to why it’s advisable to read the whole script if you wish to avoid improper relations with a pig, it’s the ultimate survival guide for anyone contemplating a life in showbiz. 'Throw out An Actor Prepares! Michael Simkins' book tells actors all they need to know about the realities of the acting profession; the passion, the struggle, the noble idealism and the heartache.' HELEN MIRREN 'It is thrilling that Micahel Simkins is having such success as a writer - anything to keep him off the stage' IAN MCKELLEN
Categories: Performing Arts

The Radio Companion

The Radio Companion

The Archers Fyw To Borchester To Penny Hassett BLOSSOM HILL COTTAGE KEGY HILD Ambridge , home of The Archers since 1950. ... Young and beautiful Grace Archer died in a stable fire in 1955 , on the opening night of ITV ( it did not ...

Author: Paul Donovan

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041503181

Category: Radio broadcasters

Page: 301

View: 369

Categories: Radio broadcasters

Custard Culverts and Cake

Custard  Culverts and Cake

Academics on Life in The Archers Cara Courage, Nicola Headlam. and hours before a potential flood ... Flood events tend to affect not just individual homes but whole communities, such as Ambridge. Even those who have avoided direct ...

Author: Cara Courage

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787432857

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 262

Leading scholars from the Academic Archers network combine a love of The Archers with their specialist subjects, in Custard, Culverts and Cake - a sometimes serious, but most often wry look at the people of Ambridge. Scholars take on subjects such as food, geography, social media, faith and naturally, the Helen and Rob storyline.
Categories: Social Science

The A to Z of British Radio

The A to Z of British Radio

ARLOTT, JOHN • 33 The fictional home of the farming family, The Archers, is Ambridge, somewhere in Central England, ... when the story editors “killed” one of the program's star characters, the young Grace Archer, in a stable fire.

Author: Seán Street

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810870134

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

View: 166

The A to Z of British Radio relates the history of this medium through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on the BBC and other companies, many of the specific stations, the more memorable programs and those who wrote for or appeared on them, and the administrative and technical aspects. This quick reference tool's structure and ease of navigation will have scholars, students, radio industry professionals, journalists, and critics turning to it again and again.
Categories: Performing Arts

Historical Dictionary of British Radio

Historical Dictionary of British Radio

The fictional home of the farming family the Archers is Ambridge, somewhere in Central England, and although this is fiction, the concerns dealt with in the serial ... program's star characters, the young Grace Archer, in a stable fire.

Author: Seán Street

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442249233

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 420

View: 175

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of British Radio covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 800 cross-referenced entries on issues, characters, movements and policies that have shaped radio in the United Kingdom.
Categories: Performing Arts

Radio Moments

Radio Moments

The series notably touched a nerve in 2016 with its storyline about marital coercion and domestic abuse, attracting major media coverage. That level of interest echoed the coverage in September 1955 when a dramatic Ambridge fire claimed ...

Author: David Lloyd

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 9781785903182

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 724

In the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s Britain witnessed what many in the business saw as the second great age of radio. It was a period when FM radio blossomed and local stations opened and broadcast across the land. It was a step away from the output of the national broadcaster, the BBC, which had held a monopoly on the airways since its inception. Broadcaster, station manager and regulator for over forty years David Lloyd was very much a part of this revolution and is, amongst his peers, well placed to tell that story. Lloyd describes the period as one of innovation, his aim to create a timeline of radio of this era through to the present day, to capture those heady days, the characters, the fun and heartache, life on the air, life off the air. And to revisit those station launches, company consolidations, the successes and the failures. Told with the insight of an insider, with his characteristic wit and a huge dollop of nostalgia, David Lloyd brings to life a unique age in broadcasting in this fascinating account. David Lloyd has spent a lifetime in radio and has worked with some of the UK's biggest names. An award-winning broadcaster, he was part of the first wave of commercial radio in the 1980s. He later joined the Radio Authority, where he was given responsibility for overseeing compliance across the commercial radio industry. A Fellow of the Radio Academy, he has been MD and Programme Director of LBC, a programmer for Virgin Radio and a BBC manager and broadcaster. He was, until recently, Group Editorial Director at Orion Media.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Philip Larkin Letters Home

Philip Larkin  Letters Home

Perhaps not so much as the Archers. ... opposite address> Please show Kitty the stamp on this envelope & ask her if she doesn't think the lettering vile!3 1 Mrs Perkins, unsuccessfully wooed by the Ambridge character Walter Gabriel.

Author: Philip Larkin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571335619

Category: Poetry

Page: 800

View: 913

Letters Home gives access to the last major archive of Larkin's writing to remain unpublished: the letters to members of his family. These correspondences help tell the story of how Larkin came to be the writer and the man he was: to his father Sydney, a 'conservative anarchist' and admirer of Hitler, who died relatively early in Larkin's life; to his timid depressive mother Eva, who by contrast, lived long, and whose final years were shadowed by dementia; and to his sister Kitty, the sparse surviving fragment of whose correspondence with her brother gives an enigmatic glimpse of a complex and intimate relationship- But it was the years during which he and his sister looked after their mother in particular that shaped the writer we know so well: a number of poems written over this time are for her, and the mood of pain, shadow and despondency that characterises his later verse draws its strength from his experience of the long, lonely years of her senility. One surprising element in the volume, however, is the joie de vivre shown in the large number of witty and engaging drawings of himself and Eva, as 'Young Creature' and 'Old Creature', with which he enlivens his letters throughout the three decades of her widowhood. This important edition, meticulously edited by Larkin's biographer, James Booth, is a key piece of scholarship that completes the portrait of this most cherished of English poets.
Categories: Poetry

Entertainment Education

Entertainment Education

Well into his 80s, Baseley presently lives in retirement in a comfortable home in Gloucester, England. ... The result was a barn fire on Brookfield Farm in which Dan Archer's daughter-in-law Grace died while trying to save her horse.

Author: Arvind Singhal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135669430

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 120

Arvind Singhal and Everett M. Rogers have developed this unique volume focused on the history and development of entertainment-education. This approach to communication is the process of designing and implementing a media message to both entertain and educate to increase audience members' knowledge about an educational issue, create favorable attitudes, and change overt behavior. It uses the universal appeal of entertainment to show individuals how they can live safer, healthier, and happier lives. Entertainment formats such as soap operas, rock music, feature films, talk shows, cartoons, comics, and theater are utilized in various countries to promote messages about educational issues. This book presents a balanced picture of the entertainment-education strategy, identifying ethical and other problems that accompany efforts to bring about social change.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Publisher

The Publisher

Newnes Ltd. , publishers of The ( Home ) Dramatisation of The The scenery was designed by Sir Archers of Ambridge , which has Goodly Seed , by John Wyllie Hugh Casson . also been serialised , and looking ( Secker & Warburg , 12s . 6d . ) ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B230668

Category: Bibliography

Page:

View: 368

Categories: Bibliography

Outside Looking in

Outside Looking in

... in “Ambridge” (the fictional setting of the BBC Home Service/Radio 4 radio series The Archers [1951–present]) and ... 60 movie Trial by Fire.22 Winter estimates that currently 90 per cent of the posters to the Yahoo Group are women, ...

Author: Mary Jane Miller

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773574878

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 503

View: 362

Using recent scholarship in ethnography and popular culture, Miller throws light on both what these series present and what is missing, how various long-standing issues are raised and framed differently over time, and what new issues appear. She looks at narrative arc, characterization, dialogue, and theme as well as how inflections of familiar genres like family adventure, soap opera, situation comedy, and legal drama shape both the series and viewers' expectations. Miller discusses Radisson, Forest Rangers and other children's series in the 1960s and early 1970s, as well as Beachcombers, Spirit Bay, The Rez, and North of 60 - series whose complex characters created rewarding relationships while dealing with issues ranging from addiction to unemployment to the aftermath of the residential school system.
Categories: Performing Arts

Race in Britain Today

 Race  in Britain Today

Racism reached the Ambridge of The Archers in 1995. ... The Fire Service has also come under attack from the Home Office , following accusations of racial discrimination in recruitment policies , and for racial abuse in the workplace ...

Author: Richard Skellington

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761950249

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 147

This invaluable textbook offers a brief and accessible summary of knowledge about social divisions by `race' in Britain. The new edition brings the information up-to-date and expands discussion of important questions on immigration and crime statistics. `Race' in Britain Today contains a wealth of information on the experiences and life chances of black people - in education, the labour market, health, welfare, housing and the criminal justice system. It both illuminates general issues of `race' and racism - in so far as they are quantifiable - and provides helpful demographic background on specific minority ethnic groups. The book also locates `race' within the context of other divisions in society, notably class an
Categories: Social Science