The popstar priest and TV presenter compared radio soap 'The Archers' portrayal of alcoholism to TV drama 'Narcos'.
The book Gender, Sex and Gossip In Ambridge reveals the inequality at work in the fictional village in which The Archers is set.
The show’s character Helen Titchener was dramatically found not guilty of the attempted murder of her abusive husband Rob, after she stabbed him to defend herself, her five-year-old son and her unborn child. Social media lit up with joy when the verdict was delivered in the special hour-long episode, the culmination of a five-month long storyline in the fictional village of Ambridge. Helen had been subjected to a long period of domestic abusive by Rob, who hit her, told her what to wear and stopped her from seeing her family.
OK, OK – we know that The Archers isn’t traditional Yahoo! Celebrity UK territory, but come on – who HASN’T been gripped by the Helen Titchener domestic abuse storyline this past year? The show is going to air an extended special on Sunday for the first time in 65 years – as the listeners at home find out Helen’s fate. For those not in the know (where have you been?) - Helen is facing prison for the attempted murder of her husband Rob, after she stabbed him in self-defence.
Hosts interviewed a victim and stars of BBC Radio 4 series The Archers involved in an abuse storyline. Countryfile’s Twitter feed insisted it was an important rural issue. The Archers had told of a once independent Helen Titchener who became an insecure wreck at the hands of her psychotically controlling and sexually abusive husband Rob.