MALVERN actor Alex Jones is back in radio favourite The Archers in the role of villain Clive Horrabin.

Clive has reappeared in the Radio Four soap opera, having been missing for a while as he was serving a stretch in prison for arson.

"It's a great character to play," said Alex, "but because he's in and out of prison, I'm not in the programme all the time. Having said that, he's definitely the character I want to play out of the whole cast. He's like the Nick Cotton of The Archers."

Mr Jones declied to reveal what the scriptwriters have in store for Clive over the next few weeks, but said: "It'll be worth tuning in for."