||[Sep. 21st, 2004|09:17 am]
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.
Whenever I hear it I make a lunge for the radio in an attempt to switch it off before the dreadful voices kick in.