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Thor

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Re: The Archers
« Reply #50 on: January 03, 2011, 07:38:11 pm »
It was discussed on PM (R4) today that Nigel's status, between yesterday's episode and today's, was analogous to that of Schrödinger's cat.   ;D
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Re: The Archers
« Reply #51 on: January 03, 2011, 08:05:41 pm »
It was discussed on PM (R4) today that Nigel's status, between yesterday's episode and today's, was analogous to that of Schrödinger's cat.   ;D

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Re: The Archers
« Reply #52 on: January 04, 2011, 12:47:06 pm »
Oh dear.

The Archers fans are in uproar.  Vanessa Redburn let slip that there was to be a 'funeral' in a forthcoming episode.

No more Nigel*...  :'(  :'(






*Unless there is a hasty rewrite to cover up the slip.
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Re: The Archers
« Reply #53 on: January 04, 2011, 12:48:04 pm »
It was discussed on PM (R4) today that Nigel's status, between yesterday's episode and today's, was analogous to that of Schrödinger's cat.   ;D

I love Radio 4. ;D
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Re: The Archers
« Reply #54 on: January 04, 2011, 01:20:33 pm »
No more Nigel :D
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Re: The Archers
« Reply #55 on: January 04, 2011, 01:24:27 pm »
That's a 50% decrease in smugness then.
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Re: The Archers
« Reply #56 on: January 04, 2011, 04:14:43 pm »
Oh dear.

The Archers fans are in uproar.  Vanessa Redburn let slip that there was to be a 'funeral' in a forthcoming episode.

No more Nigel*...  :'(  :'(






*Unless there is a hasty rewrite to cover up the slip.

Too late for a rewrite - he was dead by last night.

Apparently VW said on PM a 'birth and a death' was 'iconic'.  When the interviewer sugested that she had given the game away she replied that  she had said a 'birth and a potential death'.  Very unconvincing.

Re: The Archers
« Reply #57 on: January 04, 2011, 07:10:07 pm »
Oh dear.

The Archers fans are in uproar.  Vanessa Redburn let slip that there was to be a 'funeral' in a forthcoming episode.

No more Nigel*...  :'(  :'(






*Unless there is a hasty rewrite to cover up the slip.

Too late for a rewrite - he was dead by last night.

Apparently VW said on PM a 'birth and a death' was 'iconic'.  When the interviewer sugested that she had given the game away she replied that  she had said a 'birth and a potential death'.  Very unconvincing.

I didn't hear that, but frankly it seemed pretty obvious what had happened. A death is THE big soap storyline - with adultery a close second. How we were glued to the radio a few years back when it was Brian and Siobhan, and Jenny finding out....

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Re: The Archers
« Reply #58 on: January 04, 2011, 08:36:40 pm »
I don't listen any more, but I =DO= remember the old Nigel, far more fun.

Re: The Archers
« Reply #59 on: January 04, 2011, 08:41:36 pm »
While of course the class enemy he was one of the more "fun" characters - but I shall continue listening every day!
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Re: The Archers
« Reply #60 on: January 04, 2011, 08:41:59 pm »
Dez was telling me that the old Nigel and the new one were the same person, with someone else having a brief spell in between.
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Re: The Archers
« Reply #61 on: January 04, 2011, 08:44:25 pm »
Dez was telling me that the old Nigel and the new one were the same person, with someone else having a brief spell in between.

Maybe, as I was never an AA, but the scripting went wet.

citoyen

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Re: The Archers
« Reply #62 on: January 05, 2011, 12:48:16 am »
The same actor played him for the last 30 years. But I agree with Ham - the character changed in recent years, even if the actor didn't. Even before he got the role as Lynda's panto dame, he was somewhat camper than of old.

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Re: The Archers
« Reply #63 on: January 07, 2011, 01:52:06 pm »
Someone has worked out, using the length of the fall scream, that Lower Loxley Hall, or what ever the building that NP fell from, is 20 stories high!

No doubt that the inside is actually used as a multi storey car park for all the Land/Range Rovers that the farm has.  ::-)  :P

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Re: The Archers
« Reply #64 on: January 07, 2011, 01:56:00 pm »
Someone has worked out, using the length of the fall scream, that Lower Loxley Hall, or what ever the building that NP fell from, is 20 stories high!

No doubt that the inside is actually used as a multi storey car park for all the Land/Range Rovers that the farm has.  ::-)  :P

Yes, I heard that on R4 just now too. 
I had wondered about the length of the scream myself.
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Re: The Archers
« Reply #65 on: January 07, 2011, 03:41:45 pm »

Thor

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Re: The Archers
« Reply #66 on: January 07, 2011, 04:00:06 pm »
Someone has worked out, using the length of the fall scream, that Lower Loxley Hall, or what ever the building that NP fell from, is 20 stories high!

No doubt that the inside is actually used as a multi storey car park for all the Land/Range Rovers that the farm has.  ::-)  :P

Yes, I heard that on R4 just now too. 
I had wondered about the length of the scream myself.

Mrs Thor - more of an Archers fan than I - suggests that he started to scream when he slipped, but only plummeted earthwards after skidding along the roof for a bit.  This may suggest fewer storeys.  ;)
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Re: The Archers
« Reply #67 on: January 07, 2011, 05:16:22 pm »
Someone has worked out, using the length of the fall scream, that Lower Loxley Hall, or what ever the building that NP fell from, is 20 stories high!

No doubt that the inside is actually used as a multi storey car park for all the Land/Range Rovers that the farm has.  ::-)  :P

Yes, I heard that on R4 just now too.  
I had wondered about the length of the scream myself.


I wondered about that too. I guess he fell through a space/time hole, and will end up back on the programme same time next year, crashing onto the roof with a elongated scream announcing his arrival.
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Re: The Archers
« Reply #68 on: January 07, 2011, 05:28:38 pm »
For those who had been listening, Nigel had climbed further up the roof to free off the end of the banner.  He screamed as he slid...
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Re: The Archers
« Reply #69 on: February 03, 2011, 08:42:27 am »
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How nauseating. Will David Archer push her off the roof?
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Re: The Archers
« Reply #70 on: February 03, 2011, 08:52:37 am »

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Re: The Archers
« Reply #71 on: July 03, 2011, 07:37:26 am »
So bicycles have featured three times in the Archers this year. Lynda Snell breaking down in the cold and dark on a country lane; Harry & Zofia on a bridleway; Harry getting knocked off by a car.

So that's one out of three for cycling being safe and enjoyable...

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Re: The Archers
« Reply #72 on: July 04, 2011, 10:52:46 am »
Ambridge Extra, few days ago:
teenagers crashed their flash car whilst attempting to intimidate "Lycra Geeks"  :thumbsup:

Despite this, I have no intention of listening to the programme ever again..
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Re: The Archers
« Reply #73 on: July 04, 2011, 10:58:15 am »
Harry being a keen cyclist was one of the big features of his character when he first joined the cast. Before he moved to Ambridge, he cycled over from Borchester to do his milk round every day. I thought that was a strong, positive message, especially in the context of the difference between his character and that of the unsympathetic layabout Jazzer.

And Lynda has always used her bike as her main means of getting around the village. I guess it only gets mentioned when it becomes a plot point.

Anyway, I gave up the Archers a few months ago. It was just getting too irritating.

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Re: The Archers
« Reply #74 on: March 04, 2012, 10:44:14 am »
Anyone else having three heart attacks in one week would have died, but not bloody Tony Archer.  >:(
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