I don’t mind Lynda, but then I like Carole Boyd. Whether I like the actor or not has a great deal to do with whether I - shall we say appreciate - the character. I can’t say I’d like Lynda if she was an acquaintance of mine, but she is a terrific character. I’d say the same of Susan, so well acted and a great asset to The Archers.
Oh, and the other thing that colours my attitude a lot is when an awful character is always, always spoken well of in Ambridge. That would be the case with Pip, Ruth and Helen. Dreadful people but we’re always hearing how great they are. Helen is brave, will do anything for her boys, even after all she’s been through, deserves happiness, Pip is a wonder farmer, Ruth … well to be fair, Ambridge does not go on about Ruth’s virtues.