Actor Timothy Watson, who plays Rob Titchener, with the actress Louiza Partikas, who plays Helen, in BBC Radio 4 soap ‘The Archers.’
By our reporter in Borchester, Michael Path
Charismatic, charming and controlling Rob Titchener, the ‘perfect’ husband and step-father, was knifed by his heavily pregnant wife Helen last April after she decided to leave him. Shortly before the knife attack, Titchener told her she was ‘clingy, feeble-minded, an over-sensitive harpy, desperate to be loved, desperate to be needed . . . An unhinged, single-parent disaster zone, a lonely, frigid spinster just yearning for a real man to complete her’.
After telling her that ‘You’re mine. Wherever you are I’ll always be there’ and slapping her, he put a knife in her hand and taunted her that she was ‘nothing’ without him. He then dared her to commit suicide like her former partner, Greg Turner, telling her, ‘It’s the only way I’m ever going to let you go’. After threatening her son, Henry, Titchener was then stabbed and badly wounded. Read more... (2100 words, 1 image, estimated 8:24 mins reading time)