This is a knitted banner I created to make my views clear on what I thought should be the verdict of the jury in the trial of Helen Titchener, on BBC Radio 4’s drama The Archers. I added the element of performance by holding the banner outside Hastings court on the day before the verdict was due. Helen Titchener, a character in the show had endured a long period of domestic abuse which resulted in her stabbing her husband, Rob Titchener.
This storyline received unprecedented media coverage. @BBCTheArchers featured my banner on their Facebook page where it received over one thousand likes.
I’m happy to raise awareness of the issue of domestic abuse. Helen Titchener is a fictional character but sadly there are thousands of real Helen’s out there.