THE writers of Radio 4 drama The Archers have been urged to kill off the entire village in an orgy of random violence.
Listeners were delighted when Helen Titchener stabbed her husband Rob, and expressed the hope that this marked the start of an orgy of bloodletting on the long-running agricultural soap opera.
Jane Thompson, from Aldershot, said: “I find them all annoying, so Helen should take out Shula next, using a bow and arrow in a clever pun on the show’s title, or maybe Ursula could pipe bomb Willow Farm in revenge for Rob.
“Then Rex and Toby could fight each other to the death with chainsaws. Toby would finish the duel by belting Rex senseless with his own severed arm then feeding him to the pigs.”
Julian Cook, professor of radio at Reading University, said: “Not many people know that The Archers started off as a public information programme to teach rural people about hand-to-hand combat in case of a Soviet invasion.”