Radio 4’s rural soap, waylaid by coronavirus, is back on 25 May to reflect contemporary events
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Fans of The Archers had been worrying about young Johnny’s hair loss, Lynda’s recovery after the Grey Gables explosion and Kirsty’s impending marriage to a birdwatching slave master when the coronavirus changed everything.
Instead, 12 scripts and five weeks of storylines that were about to be written were summarily binned, the show’s editor, Jeremy Howe, has revealed.