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Jamie Perks and the other kids in ‘The Archers’, continued

So young Jamie has found a girlfriend:  sounds like good news for a change, but it’s not going to guarantee him success in those exams.  Meanwhile, young Freddy over at Lower Locksley shows a talent for writing [hurrah] and is … Continue reading

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‘The Archers’: Philip Larkin was right

‘An everyday story of country folk’ they called it, once.  But does everyone mess up their children to the extent that the characters do in ‘The Archers’?  Having ruminated recently on the sad situation of young Jamie Perks, I was … Continue reading

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Who could envy Jamie Perks? [Philip Larkin got it right]

Who could envy Jamie Perks?   Or:  Philip Larkin* got it right The Archers editorial team really have got it in for troubled teenager Jamie Perks.  As if they had not devised enough for this lad to handle already, the latest … Continue reading

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