THE MAN BE­HIND DAVID ARCHER

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“THE mo­ment my mother heard

The theme Archers tune, she turned off the ra­dio,” writes Timothy Bentinck, who au­di­tioned for the role of David Archer in bliss­ful ig­no­rance of the go­ings-on in Am­bridge.

He aced the au­di­tion and has been David for the past 36 years, dur­ing which his char­ac­ter has en­dured tragedy, in­fi­delity, heartache, the no­to­ri­ous badger in the hedge scan­dal and the un­timely demise of his brother-in-law, who plum­meted from the roof of his stately home on New Year’s Eve. When not be­ing David, Bentinck is the Earl of Port­land. He was the voice of the Pic­cadilly Line for 15 years and en­joys a good film cav­alry charge. |

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