14th March 2006

 

STAR-STRUCK STUDENT EDITS AMBRIDGE EPISODES

 

Listeners tuning in to ‘The Archers’ on BBC Radio 4 next week will be hearing the handiwork of a go-ahead University of Lincoln student.

 

Sabrina Cox edited next week’s episodes of the rural radio soap – quite an achievement for a student who is still learning the ropes.

 

Sabrina (21) from Tamworth is in the third year of her Media Production degree and is specialising in radio production.

 

She is writing her dissertation on ‘The Archers’ and secured two weeks’ work experience with ‘The Archers’ at BBC Birmingham.

 

BBC staffers allowed Sabrina to edit several episodes which will be broadcast every day next week from Monday (20th March).

 

Her name has also been added to a list of freelance broadcast assistants who work on ‘The Archers’.

 

“Getting editing work on such a well known show as ‘The Archers’ is a rarity and it says a lot about our students that the BBC trust them to do work such as this,” said Bryan Rudd, a lecturer on the university’s Media Production course.

 

“It’s great that they gave me the opportunity,” said Sabrina, who hopes to further her career in radio feature or drama production after she leaves university.

 

‘The Archers’ can be heard on BBC Radio 4 on 92-95 FM and 198 LW at 7.02pm all next week, repeated at 2.02pm the next day (excluding Saturdays).

The omnibus edition of the whole week's episodes is broadcast every Sunday at 10am.

 

 

For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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