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BBC Dramatisations - The Archers

 
  • Vintage Archers: Brian and Jennifer
    by AudioGO Ltd
    Narrated by uncredited
    3.70 (3 ratings)
    After Jennifer's marriage to Roger Travers-Macy ran into trouble, she returned to Ambridge to await divorce proceedings to run their course. During this period she met Brian Aldridge, new owner of Home Farm, and when the divorce finally came through they were able to make wedding plans.
  • Vintage Archers: Farming Catastrophes in Ambridge
    by AudioGO Ltd
    Narrated by uncredited
    5.00 (3 ratings)
    In this compilation, Phil Archer and Tom Forrest lie in wait for a poacher - and Bob Larkin accidentally gets shot. Plans to run electricity pylons through Ambridge cause uproar, and Dan Archer discovers a case of fowl pest. Also, Walter Gabriel's sheep are attacked by stray dogs.
  • Vintage Archers: George and Nora
    by AudioGO Ltd
    Narrated by uncredited
    4.00 (2 ratings)
    Separated from his wife and children, gamekeeper George Barford took to drink and even attempted suicide. The woman who vowed to turn his life around was - curiously - the local barmaid Nora.
  • Vintage Archers: Grace and Phil
    by AudioGO Ltd
    Narrated by uncredited
    5.00 (1 ratings)
    The story of Phil and Grace's troubled courtship and all too brief marriage. Grace was the Fairbrothers' daughter, Phil their farm manager, and so they were on unequal footing from the start. Grace's money and social status continued to cast a shadow even after her death.
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  • Vintage Archers: Jack and Peggy
    by AudioGO Ltd
    Narrated by uncredited
    5.00 (3 ratings)
    Jack was Dan and Doris' other son, Peggy was the girl from the East End of London; together they ran the Bull pub in the village, but Jack's addictions to alcohol and gambling caused problems in this marriage.
  • Vintage Archers: Pat and Tony
    by AudioGO Ltd
    Narrated by uncredited
    5.00 (2 ratings)
    The courtship and wedding of Tony (Jack and Peggy Archer's son), and Pat Lewis, the girl from Wales with an independent streak.
  • Vintage Archers: Phil and Jill (Part One of Two)
    by AudioGO Ltd
    Narrated by uncredited
    3.50 (2 ratings)
    In 1958 Phil and Jill's first children were born - the couple were blessed with twins, daughter Shula and son Kenton.
  • Vintage Archers: Phil and Jill (Part Two of Two)
    by AudioGO Ltd
    5.00 (2 ratings)
    By 1967 Phil and Jill were the proud parents of the perfectly balanced family: Two girls and two boys. David and Elizabeth completed the family, but there were concerns about little Elizabeth's heart.
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  • Vintage Archers: Sid and Polly
    by AudioGO Ltd
    Narrated by uncredited
    5.00 (3 ratings)
    Sid Perks came from Birmingham and ran the village shop with Polly. After that, he became the landlord of the Bull pub at the heart of the village, where he remained for the rest of his life.
  • Vintage Archers: The Christmas Collection
    by AudioGO Ltd
    Narrated by uncredited
    5.00 (2 ratings)
    A compilation of highlights from various Christmas episodes, where we not only hear tidings of the births of Debbie Aldridge and John Archer, but also drop in on shows in the village hall and hear old favourite songs like "The Village Pump" rendered by Tom Forrest, and "Jones' Ale" by a group of tuneful male voices.
  • Vintage Archers: Tom Forrest
    by AudioGO Ltd
    Narrated by uncredited
    4.70 (3 ratings)
    Tom Forrest brother to Doris and uncle to Jack, Phil and Christine. Tom like his father before him worked as gamekeeper. Purveyor of folk lore, Tom was born, married and died in Ambridge.
  • Vintage Archers: Walter Gabriel
    by AudioGO Ltd
    Narrated by uncredited
    4.50 (2 ratings)
    Walter was everyone's "Old pal" and loveable rogue. An unsuccessful farmer who turned to haulage. A carver of cribs and love spoons who took 17 years to propose - only to be turned down. And of course father to the world weary Nelson.
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  • The Archers: Ambridge Affairs: Heartache at Home Farm
    by BBC Audiobooks
    Narrated by Charles Collingwood, Angela Piper, Caroline Lennon
    4.20 (11 ratings)
    An extraordinary tale of desire, betrayal, and death from Britain's longest running and best loved radio serial. Wealthy, philandering gentleman farmer Brian Aldridge embarked on a casual fling with freelance translator Siobhan Hathaway, but what ensued was the most explosive affair in the history of Ambridge.
  • The Archers: Ambridge Affairs: Love Triangles
    by BBC Audiobooks
    Narrated by uncredited
    3.80 (11 ratings)
    Here are two stories of love, lust, happiness, and heartache from Britain's longest-running and best-loved radio serial. Pub landlord Sid Perks is led astray when his keep-fit regime at the local gym leads to a steamy affair with Jolene Rogers, a country-and-western singer....For Emma Carter, choosing a husband is not so straightforward. She finds herself torn between loyal, devoted Will Grundy and his dangerous bad-boy brother Ed.
  • The Archers: Family Ties 1951-1967
    by Joanna Toye
    Narrated by Miriam Margolyes
    4.10 (8 ratings)
    The first fascinating part of Joanna Toye's delightful trilogy about life in Ambridge. Covering the years 1951-1967, Family Ties introduces the main characters: Dan, Doris, Phil, Christine, Jack and Peggy and their children, Walter Gabriel, the Fairbrothers and Tom Forrest. The early years are action-packed: Phil's courtship and marriage to Grace and her tragic death; his subsequent marriage to Jill and the birth of their children; Jack's drinking problem and later, the birth of Jennifer's illegitimate baby.
  • The Archers: Looking for Love 1968-1986
    by Joanna Toye
    Narrated by Stella Gonet
    4.40 (10 ratings)
    >For over 50 years, Britain's most popular radio drama has captured the imagination of listeners throughout the country. Ambridge and its residents have been constant companions to millions throughout the highs and lows of five successive decades. Covering the years 1968 to 1986, Joanna Toye's novel follows the fortunes of Dan and Doris's grandchildren, as they search for happiness and love in the changing world of the 70s and early 80s. Jennifer's struggles as an unmarried mother look to be over....