Custard, Culverts and Cake

Academics on Life in The Archers

Leading scholars from the Academic Archers network combine a love of The Archers with their specialist subjects, in Custard, Culverts and Cake - a sometimes serious, but most often wry look at the people of Ambridge. Scholars take on subjects such as food, geography, social media, faith and naturally, the Helen and Rob storyline.

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  • Cara Courage
  • Nicola Headlam


Section One Genteel Country Hobbies? Section Two Educating Ambridge Section Three The Geography of Ambridge Section Four Power Relationships Section Five Ambridge Online Section Six The Helen and Rob Story