Carp on for 100 year’s old, The Archers veteran Joe has worried fans of the Radio 4 soap for degree some time – with his state of mind often thought to be through to more and more muddled.
But things seemed to be looking healthier for him in brand-new weeks, as the Grundys were allowed to continue living in their peoples home, despite believing they would soon be evicted.
Although this elevated Joe’s spirits considerably, he’s been distracted again lately – and he revealed tonight why.
His pony Bartleby was revealed to maintain fallen ill tonight, with Joe’s family asking him what could be go to the bad.
“He’s not eating, and he’s swelling,” Joe explained, before demanding that they extract him to the vet. “I’ve been trying some of me old remedies but it’s like flogging a dead horse.”
The quiet of the family were a little concerned at the cost – given that the Grundys aren’t distinguished for their overwhelming wealth. But Joe was insistent.
While it remains to be seen what purposefulness come of the pony, listeners began to speculate that the death of Bartleby command be the beginning of the end of the elderly Joe, who some seem to think is living on borrowed circumstance as it is.
“No! Not Bartleby! He’s the only Grundy I like!” one viewer tweeted.
“If Bartleby tries, Joe might lose the will to live!” observed someone else.
“So it’s ta ta to Bartleby on it soon be ta ta for another old boy as well,” a third remarked, referring to Joe.
“NOOOOOOOOOO! It can’t be #RIPBartleby can it?” someone else asked, desperately.
“We’re all longing for Joe (95) to pop his clogs and you give us Bartleby instead. Mr @keridavies how could you?” another fan im rted, reaching out to the writer of the series.
Several people speculated that the guessed death of Bartleby would finish Joe off by the end of the year: “Wonder if I can get a double on at the bookies for Joe and Bartleby to go in front of
The Archers continues tomorrow evening from 7pm on BBC Radio 4.