Ian and Adam are hiring a womb, Ed Grundy is hunting online for top lamb sperm – and editor Huw Kennair-Jones is leaving Ambridge just as I’ve learned how to spell his name
“You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille,
With 400 children and a crop in the field.”
– Kenny Rogers
After barely a year of country life, the editor of The Archers, Huw Kennair-Jones, whose name I have only just learned to spell with any confidence, is leaving us for the bright lights. As his boss said over Pringles and prosecco: “He’s done a great job. It’s been an eventful year in Ambridge.” He may have done a great job, but it has been a dazzlingly dull year and, after the fireworks display of the previous editor, that may well have been the idea. Silence like a poultice came to heal the blows of sound. Jones the Poultice.Continue reading...