26 February 1998
"John Archer" killed under a tractor

RADIO 4 soap The Archers last night killed off one of their star characters in an agricultural accident.

John Archer – the son of Tony and Pat – was killed when his tractor overturned. The decision to kill off the character became necessary after actor Sam Barriscale, 23, ended his contract with the soap.

  • The Times 26/02/98 page 5
  • The Independent 26/02/98 page 1, page 16
  • The Daily Telegraph 26/02/98 page 15
  • The Scotsman 26/02/98 page 2