Sunday, 22 April 2012
I am a fan of this long running series and listen every evening. I am aware of its faults and shortcomings: the tendency to soap opera, the lack of any realistic nastiness in village life and the concentration on a few characters who do tend to be bland - Brian excepted. But is addictive and its quiet tone is welcome. At the moment it is raising contemporary issues about the future of farming and the fact that farmers must diversify to survive. I quite miss it on Saturdays!