Before I was married I was in a relationship very similar to Helen’s. This made listening to some episodes very harrowing. Having the local connection to this work is very important to me. It’s not just an Archers storyline but something that affects people where you live.
I think that the BBC should be congratulated for tackling such an important issue through the characters of Helen and Rod Titchener.
Fans of The Archers inspired by the plot have raised more than £76,000 for Refuge, the domestic violence charity.
I love knitting and the Archers, so it’s great to be able to combine them for a good cause.