Reviews
I’ve just listened to the most ridiculous episode. The scripts unfortunately are becoming more and more imbecilic. I’m not sure that after listening loyally for 70 years I can continue to take this drivel. Listeners to the Archers have brains.
Nitnan65 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/12/22
Great drama but why has the music been changed? It is awful and doesn’t represent the program at all. Please change it back, it was always the start of a tiny calming bit of me time, now it is just a jangle on the nerve endings winding me up not down!
MuttC via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/03/22
I was almost giving up after 10 years. Then today was like old times. The archers kitchen .,Helen coping with modern issues and actual mention of cattle Keep these writers 😃 Why can’t I get 10 April omnibus on podcast today?
steam pudding via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/11/22
Folksy title music- Horrible, horrible cacophony! Oh how I yearn for the lovely orchestral version again…
2001spod via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/09/22
When we learn that Phoebe is moving away from Ambridge to take up a new job, she says she is going to the Highlands, north of Glasgow. That is like saying Birmingham is in the north of England. I think the writers of the Archers need a geography lesson!
AftonSG via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/18/22
Now its become Pegs Paper
ch26do via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 02/18/22
I love the Archers and have listened since I was a child. My mum worked for the BBC when Grace Archer died, she said so many people sent flowers to the studio. Shows how good the programme was then and still is.the original and longest running soap. My only complaint is that music. Either go back...Read full review »
Nuttytart007 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/14/22
Arrivée en France dans les années 80, mes parents avaient la BBC radio 4 en fond sonore permanent. J’ai grandi en suivant les histoires simples et touchantes des habitants d’Ambridge, toujours ancrées dans l’actualité de vie rurale en Angleterre.
mentin25 via Apple Podcasts · France · 01/09/22
OMG where is the old start music gone!!! Why fix something that isn’t broken shame on you BBC. This has made listening to this podcast intolerable because the start makes me angry and not relaxed.
Vick Bruton via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/04/22
Please reinstate the real Archers Intro. This new ‘noise’ really is awful.
Jemdeb via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/02/22
Molly Piper ( MIA Grundy) as Mary , Tim Bentinck (David Archer ) as Herod , Lilian Bellamy (SunnyOrmonde) in various roles Were my top 3 but everyone was superb. So interesting to hear characters playing different roles. Well done and thank you to the whole team.
Dee3485 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/02/22
I grew up listening on and off for many years back in the UK, now older and with my own family in the USA I am able to share what was a daily ritual on tuning in the radio into a start the podcast on demand, especially on the longer road trips.
Satnicspike via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/29/21
So great to be able to listen but … please change the music back to the original one AND can you make us able to listen much further back? 4 weeks is really nothing. Sadly I missed quite a lot of episodes due to injury from August to October and would love to listen to them
alexc2003 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/19/21
I always listened to the daily episodes...then I thought why not try the omnibus edition. When the music started I couldn’t believe the sound that entered my brain! Absolutely bloody awful. Surely this is someone’s idea of a joke? Please stop - why change something that works?
194752 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/25/21
Why does it take so long before the Omnibus edition downloads to my podcasts? Even when its available on Sounds … It generally doesn’t turn up until Sunday night…. It used to download an hour or so after the Omnibus edition finished
Belladonna babe via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/17/21
Love listening to the Archers. How can I get earleir episodes?
3 Jake via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/14/21
I absolutely love the Archers and have always listened to the omnibus edition. I am so glad to be able to hit the skip forward button to get past the dreadful plinky plonky music ?? I had hoped it would be a limited endurance but it seems the producers have “forgotten” to reinstate the real theme...Read full review »
pocketspy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/01/21
I recommend it to everyone
headofaorange via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/26/21
So good queen! This stuff is solid !
luv1we1do via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/20/21
Love the new music! So much more uplifting and foot tapping! Just whats needed! Dont ever go back to the old!!
West Dillon via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/18/21
Please bring back the original theme tune
cribbulata via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/10/21
Loved the Archers for many years but the theme tune variations over the past 18months have been atrocious! If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! I see there are many many comments to the same effect - PLEASE BBC4 can you take heed!?!
TessTheLabrador via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/08/21
Hello everyone at the Archers Omnibus, Really like the Archers in general and love the story line, but what is the he difference between The Archers and the Archers For omnibus! Also can you add back the old music 🎶 not to sure about this Music! No hate love it! ❤️
Harriet Dingle via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/08/21
Sunday’s episode 5/9/2021 was just torture to listen to. Linda and Justin’s absolute rubbish story line. Linda braying away with that awful laugh. Please get back to the reality of life we listen to the Archers for. This was terrible.
ollie mae 1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/06/21
Hear hear to the comment about the awful music. Please bring back the time-honoured version that is much more than just a tune-it’s a link to the past present and future of a programme that means so much to so many people over so many years.
macann7 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/05/21
Please get rid of the new theme tune it does your head in go back to the original Love the show but hate the above tune
buster**** via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/20/21
I don’t like the Archers theme tune on the podcast
Uk Tracey via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/13/21
Please bring back the original Archers theme music. The present music is so bad and irritating to listen to.
TILLY 18 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/20/21
So good !
Nigel the framer via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/15/21
New tune is sic 💖
Jizzmeist via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/05/21
Please revert to the old pre COVID theme music.
Lesleyanne 997 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/02/21
It sounds like some folk musicians have been fed instruments et al into Adam’s muck spreader and spewed out the other end. Not a pleasant aural experience.
Lily Olicer via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/23/21
Agree. New arrangement is absolute rubbish. Nothing to like. Bring back the simplified original.
It's hard to be original via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/22/21
Just discovered this wonderful series. Read a lot about it and love listening. What a fun break from the usual, and yet things to think about. Were it possible, I’d start from the very beginning, decades ago….however, starting now is fine too!
Phiddy1746 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/15/21
I totally agree with the negative remarks about the theme music. I even made a formal complaint and the bbc had the nerve to tell me that they had not received another compliant about it! I always have to turn the volume down until the awful racket stops.
Julia10203 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/09/21
It’s truly awful - I can hardly bear to listen - I have to skip the theme music if I want to listen to the omnibus edition. I had hoped that it was a temporary change and would return to normal after lockdown. I’ve listened for years but have nearly been driven to abandon the show as the new...Read full review »
lovepogleswood via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/30/21
The music is fine. Sounds like a folk band which seems appropriate for a rural soap opera. Listened avidly in the 1970s and 80s until I moved to the USA. But once I discovered the downloads I resumed listening 10 years ago and love it as I can fast forward when it gets tedious.
Msjdduck via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/27/21
The music is simply awful. It must be deleted and replaced with any of the older versions. I agree it spoils what follows, for me anyway!
Listener from 1958 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/24/21
Bring back the old music!
AWillR via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/23/21
Sick and tired of moaning about theme music. It’s perfectly ok and hardly lasts for a minute! Perhaps download the daily podcast instead then you can hear the original tune at regular intervals. Been a fan more than 50 years
50yrs a fan via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/22/21
Fab way to catchup, but please bring back the old theme music!!!
RMarch21 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/17/21
The theme music is an absolute shocker😳
The only way !! via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/04/21
When are you bringing back the original music. Really don’t like the new version.
Archersand Arrows via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/02/21
Love the archers but the music is SO AWFUL!! It ruins it.
A-Mon456 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/27/21
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