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The Archers [Sep. 21st, 2004|09:17 am]
Tony Grist
Talking about ring-tones. I heard a phone playing the signature tune for The Archers yesterday.

For the benefit of all non-Brits, the Archers is a daily radio soap that has been running for over half a century. It used to be billed as "an every day story of country folk". Gaah! I owe my hatred of it to my parents, who listened religiously.

The signature tune is a distinctive piece of mid-century classical-lite- very bouncy and bucolic. Billy Connolly once suggested that we should ditch "God Save the Queen" and adopt it as our new national anthem.

"Da-dee-da-dee-da-dee-da, Da-dee-da-dee-da-da."

Whenever I hear it I make a lunge for the radio in an attempt to switch it off before the dreadful voices kick in.

From: archyena
2004-09-21 02:06 am (UTC)
Where's that famous stiff upper lip? Come now, you can't tell me that a mere radio show has done what the Nazis couldn't.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2004-09-21 02:18 am (UTC)
The Nazis only lasted for a decade- the Archers has been going for over fifty years- with no end in sight!
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