Thursday 30 September 2004 12.50pm
I don't know whether we should be proud or miffed, but any of the SE1 regulars who listened to last night's edition of the little slice of life that is The Archers would have gasped when they heard Joe Grundy suggesting to his son Eddie that (instead of making their scrumpy themselves as they do every year) they get together with people in the village and form “a cider club, like in the old days”.
The premise of the cider club is that people (“our friends and neighbours, Eddie”) all get together at a farm to make the cider, and get together again at a later date to drink it).
Doesn't this sound a little too familiar????
I would welcome any advice as to how much compensation we should be claiming for this blatant theft of our idea. It would come in handy when paying for this year's apples.
I would also like to give notice that I'll be calling some of my cider “Borsetshire Beauty” (in hommage to Eddie's “novel” idea that, rather than using mixed apples of all sorts, they should press up a single varietal cider made from their local apple variety.
(Anyone who was involved in a matter of life and death last night at 7pm and missed this episode can listen again via the Radio 4 website)
[edited to add that I have no conection with the Grundy family]
...if you press it, they will come.
Edited 1 times. Last edit at 30 September 2004 3.59pm by Ivanhoe.