Welcome to by Archers Gift Guide & Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve been listening to the Archers since the days of the BBC Home Service following the lives of everyday country folk. I thought I’d put together a little page listing various Archers related books and gift ideas. In
The Archers: Year of Food and Farming by Keri Davies
The front cover says “A celebration of Ambridge’s most delicious produce, from the fields to the kitchens, with a side order of gossip“.
Keri Davies is a radio producer and writer, best known for his work on The Archers. He used to be the show’s senior producer and since 2003 has been a scriptwriter. Until 2015, he ran the official website for the show.
This is a wonderful concept for a book for Archers fans. I’m sure we all have a mental picture of the busy kitchen at Brookfield, and I know I’ve been spurred into Christmas preparation on more than one occasion by the annual mention of Stir-up Sunday, which of course is the Sunday before the start of Advent.
I love Almanacs, so the thought of dipping into this book throughout the year fills me with pleasure.
This one is defiantly on my Christmas list this.
To be published on September 26th 2019.
Written by Keri Davies.
For the Love of the Archers: The unofficial Puzzle Book
As one of Britain’s best-loved and longest-running radio serials, The Archers has a special place in our lives and affections. But when you’re not tuning in for the latest goings-on in Borsetshire, how about a puzzle or two to pass the time? From quizzes and riddles to crosswords and sudoku, whether you’re an expert on all things Ambridge or merely a casual listener, there’s plenty in these pages to tickle your fancy and tease your brain.
I can see this being a popular Christmas gift this Christmas for people who love listening to the Archers.
To be published on October 10th 2019.
Written by Neil Somerville.
The Archers Frequently Asked Questions…..
Q: Who created the archers?
The Archers was created by Godfrey Baseley. It was created by Godfrey Baseley and was broadcast to the English Midlands in the Regional Home Service, as ‘a farming Dick Barton’. Recordings were sent to London, and the BBC decided to commission the series for a longer national run.
Q: Who played john archer in the Archers?
Sam Barriscale played John Archer