Friday, May 11, 2007

Archers audience grows

The ArchersBrian Hewlett and Charlotte Martin (who play Neil and Susan Carter) recording The Archers (Photo: Stuart Wood / BBC)

Good news for Ambridge, reports Matthew Hemley in The Stage.
Long-running radio soap The Archers has recorded its biggest listening figures since 2005... In the latest set of Rajars - the system used to monitor listening habits across both commercial and BBC radio - the BBC Radio 4 soap drew in 4.77 million people a week in the first quarter of this year...The BBC said the figures were the best the soap had recorded since the third quarter of 2005.

1 comment:

  1. I was lucky enough to be able to catch the first act of this play last night. I spent the rest of the evening wondering what had happened to Tomas and Galina. The atmosphere of impending war was well conveyed. The characters were complex and interesting. What was the significance of the lurking monkey-bear?

    It was surprisingly easy to suspend disbelief sitting in the Writers' Guild Centre. Last week Moe and I went to a huge converted warehouse at the back of King's Cross to purchase the stage and it had only just been delivered so we were delighted to see it in use, and in such a creative way.

    I hope Jeremy was pleased with the space and I certainly hope more members will make use of it for similar work in progress.

    Anne Hogben
    Deputy General Secretary


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