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No, I've no idea why either, but I am, apparently, a card-carrying iconoclast and a rebellious revolutionary (and an appalling alliterater). You may disagree, I may go crimson with apoplexy, but in an e-mail, one of the cast admitted to being "completely astonished by the subversiveness of it". So there! (Well, actually I wasn't so much an apopoletic crimson as tickled pink, but like minds will understand the need for hyperbole.)
So, this page aims to pander to these whims, to cater to those for whom the Archers isn't so much a way of filling fifteen minutes a day, but more a leitmotiv for existence, the zeitgeist for the anti-MTV generation and a pasquinade for the ignored listening masses.
Denizens of UMRA have developed the Archers geek code(Now with added sheep). Regular posters are in the habit of using a large number of distinctly esoteric acronyms or UMRAisms.
Also from UMRA, comes the Lynda Snell Society, I am neither a member nor an affiliate (nor would I want to be) but it's a uniquely strange beast and needs a link :-)
We almost lost our "dearly beloved" Lynda to the most noble people of the north-east, is Ambridge nicer than Grimsby?
The Archers Anarchists
The Archers are real - there is no cast!
This communiqué from the command bunker of the Archers Anarchists, or contact them at
15 Hewgate Court
Henley on Thames
Search EnginesIf you ask Altavista, Lycos, Webcrawler, Yahoo!, HotBot or <insert favourite search engine> for URLs about the Archers, you'll probably get loads of references, including some for infidels using the Archers' nomenclature;
Other appearancesQuite a few of the cast (including Richard Derrington, Terry Molloy and Alison Dowling) were on Jupiter Moon, which was produced by William Smethurst ....