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Radio hams

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Contemporary architecture made a surprising appearance on long-running radio soap opera The Archers last week. Long-married couple Nigel and Elizabeth Pargeter decided that, to enliven their romance, they needed to go on a blind date with each other. Each assumed a new persona, with Nigel deciding that pretending to be an architect would make him more interesting. He introduced himself as the designer of Felpersham College library, and Elizabeth, rising to the occasion, embarked on a spirited discussion of John Pawson and Minimalism.Who said the public knows nothing about architecture?

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