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Radio

The Archers v the cricket: which was the more dramatic?

Plus: a lost early screenplay by Alan Bennett, Denmark Hill, is given a beautifully paced performance on Radio 4

9 April 2016

9:00 AM

9 April 2016

9:00 AM

It was a toss-up on Sunday between the atmosphere in the Radio Five Live Sports Extra studio in Kolkata for the last over of the cricket world cup (England versus West Indies) and the high-velocity drama of that evening’s episode of The Archers. Which was the more dramatic? In one room my husband was shouting at the radio, ‘Go on, Stokes!’ In another, an hour later, I was staggering towards an armchair, all thought of cooking dinner quite beyond me, after listening to the dénouement of the Helen and Rob story.

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