- Posted November 6, 2012
Loveable get-rich-quick schemer ‘Eddie Grundy’ and sensible former school teacher ‘Kathy Perks’ are ditching Ambridge to sample a slice of the ‘Good Life’ at this years show…
Played by Trevor Harrison and Hedli Niklaus, the two actors from BBC Radio 4’s long- running soap series The Archers, based in the fictional village of Ambridge, join the celebrity line-up at the show in Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, on Friday March 15.
Fans of the popular radio programme can get a slice of Ambridge life by making a beeline to the Archers Addicts stand where they can meet Trevor and Hedli, pick up a few Archers goodies and get them signed!
Actor Trevor Harrison has played 61-year-old farmer Eddie Grundy since 1979. Eddie is a jack-of-all-trades character with fingers in many pies. A livestock handler at Borchester cattle market, he will no doubt be checking out the Livestock Marquee – that’s if we can keep him away from the cider shed! Trevor is also partial to a pint….
Hedli, who plays Kathy, first came to The Archers as Libby Jones, a milk recorder. She later returned as the feisty and flighty Eva Lenz, the German au pair courted by local yokels. Hedli took on her current role as teacher Kathy in 1983. Kathy married one of the soap’s favourite characters, Sid Perks, who died in 2010.
Hedli also runs Archers Addicts, the official fan club for The Archers, said: “We love coming to shows like this because it puts us in touch with real life Ambridge, and it’s a great opportunity to meet our listeners and hear their stories – every bit as interesting as ours.”
To find out more about the Archers visit their website.