Posted by Jock on February 26, 2021 at 06:37:43 user Jock.
In Reply to: Re: The Archers (was: Watching BBC TV...) posted by Paul on February 26, 2021 at 05:55:53:
It was orignally devised as an agricultural eqivalent of Dick Barton...
While episodes frequently did (still often do?) end on a cliff hanger, I believe the original
purpose was to encourage farmers to adopt modern methods so as to increase productivity.
"The Archers" was piloted in 1950, food rationing in the UK was finally abolished in 1954!
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