Archers help tame moorland ponies
George, Merry, Monty and a fourth yet to be named had matted hair, swollen stomachs and were frightened of humans.
As well as listening to the exploits of Brian and Jennifer Aldridge, and hearing the gossip from The Bull, the ponies are also fans of the Afternoon Play on Radio 4.
The ponies were among 42 found wild on Dartmoor. Had they not been rescued, they would have been shot and used for pet food.