We were delighted to hear the much-loved actress, Alison Steadman will be playing a new character in The Archers this week.
Famous for Life is Sweet, Abigail’s Party and more recently, Gavin & Stacey, the actress will be taking on the new radio role of Pat Archer’s friend, Olwen and is set to make her Archers debut Wednesday April 4th.
Alison has recently revealed that she has been a fan of The Archer’s since she was just seven years-old. “As soon as I heard the end of the music, that was my cue to go up to bed” She told Radio Times.
“When I listened, I’d paint this picture of Ambridge and I always used to think that Phil Archer was the most drop-dead gorgeous guy.”
We can’t wait to hear Alison on The Archers and hear what her character gets up to in Ambridge later in the month!