Monday, July 23, 2007

Floods hit Ambridge...

The current floods have become so serious that the storyline on The Archers has been changed for tonight's episode.

With water levels even higher than in the record floods of 1947, the everyday story of ordinary country folk was starting to look a bit daft with talk of combine harvesters and normal summer activities in Borsetshire which is surely in the heart of the flooded region.

Scripts for The Archers are usually written two months in advance - and recorded a full month ahead of broadcast. But the producers have taken the unusual step of responding to the floods with updated material freshly written this morning and performed at lunchtime in time inserted into tonight's recording.

Can't wait.


Ted Foan said...

Fair Deal Phil:

You've just cribbed all this off Radio 4. Is it supposed to be a snide comment about the BBC? Or a swipe at Conservative Party supporters who believe Ambridge represents the real world? Or did you just run out of things to say on your obviously cloned Labour Party blog?

Just thought I'd pop in and say hello!

fairdealphil said...


i wasn't aware that the Labour Party had cloned my blog.

Very flattering.

Thanks for the info.

fairdealphil said...


have you looked up Jim Speechley yet...?