Sean O’Connor, editor of The Archers, is leaving Ambridge and heading back to Walford to take over the role of executive producer on EastEnders.
Having worked on the BBC soap before moving to the Radio 4 rural drama, O’Connor was something of a controversial figure among Archers’ fans, with some welcoming his exciting new storylines while others – including Radio Times TV editor Alison Graham – called them “soapy nonsense“.
Under O’Connor, there have been unprecedented affairs, altar jiltings, the return of major characters and action-packed disasters – most notably the notorious Ambridge Flood.
So as you might expect, there were mixed reactions to the news of his departure…
Some people were sad…
Editor Sean O’Connor To Leave The Archers https://t.co/uMNUqF7Jfh Very bad news for modern Archers' fans. He reinvigorated the show.
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