Archers abuse storyline concludes


Media captionSpoiler warning: This shave reveals what happened between Helen and her father Rob

The argumentative Archers domestic abuse storyline involving Helen Titchener and father Rob reached a consummate on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday.

Listeners heard Helen (Louiza Patikas) gash her father Rob (Timothy Watson) in front of her immature son Henry.

The storyline has been building adult for a best partial of dual years, with Rob’s poise sharpening from determining romantic abuse to earthy harm.

The long-running soap began trending on Twitter after a part aired.

Many listeners corroborated Helen’s actions, tweeting their startle and magnetism for Helen’s plight.

Timothy Kirkhope, a Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and The Humber wrote: “At last, Helen has burst and incited on Rob in a Archers. Massive magnetism all round.”

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Politicians have also waded in on a argumentative episode.

“Just done everybody in a pub burst with my scream,” tweeted FurnessGirl.

“This is one of a many disturbing, unsettling pieces of radio I’ve ever heard. Heart-stopping,” wrote Chris Neill.

“All this part *proves* is that it is unequivocally formidable to leave, not enlivening women during all. Disastrous outcome,” Bernadette Hawkes added.

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Some fans felt a part showed how formidable it was for people to shun domestic violence.

“If usually genuine domestic assault was given a same courtesy as The Archers,” wrote LeeLeeBee.

Although some felt there had been too many coverage of a episode: “What is @Radio4Today perplexing to censor by articulate about The Archers instead of genuine news?” tweeted Kim Harding.

The storyline stirred a Helen Titchener Fund, set adult by a listener to lift income for domestic assault gift Refuge.

More than £89,000 has been lifted so far, only brief of a £100,000 target.

Refuge arch executive Sandra Horley said: “Refuge is as repelled as everybody else by a thespian spin of events in The Archers on Sunday evening.

“This part tells us that a plant of enlarged abuse might one day quarrel behind when she is in good danger.

“Helen’s conditions mirrors what so many abused women feel and knowledge each day. It is critical to remember that investigate shows an abused lady is during many risk during a indicate of separation.

“This storyline simply reflects a existence for many women currently and we honour a book writers for highlighting a many abandoned issue.”

The Archers assembly has remained solid over a past decade – a latest weekly strech covering a final entertain of 2015, was 4.84 million listeners.

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