What a let-down (in every sense). We were promised life changing (well, Ambridge-changing) events in the 60th. anniversary episode on Sunday, there was all that hype, a half hour - yes full half hour - episode. We waited by the radio with bated breath (we usually only listen about once a week, if that. It's all you really need). And what happened? Helen had her baby.
And it was fine (Alis and I were wrong there), and Nigel fell off his roof.
Ok, so Nigel is dead, but that's not really enough, is it? It doesn't begin to compare with Coronation Street's tram crash (yes, I am a fan. Have been for years). The tram crash was wonderful. Fires, people buried in rubble, three dead (although admittedly one had already been murdered), the lovely Becky going on a pillaging spree. Altogether enough material to keep them going for years. But the Archers... Oh dear. Of course, Elizabeth (the widow) will never forgive David (her brother, who was up there on the roof too), and everyone will be very sad. But let's face it, it's hardly ground-breaking stuff. The only person I feel sorry for is the actor who played Nigel, for what on earth will he do now?