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Anniversary episode - media coverage

Writer, The Archers

As you might expect, there's been strong press and media reaction to our 60th anniversary storyline. Here is a selection:

BBC News
Report Including a video tour of The Archers studio.

Daily Express
Report and review by Simon Edge
'...after an emergency caesarean section, mother and baby turned out fine. A nation wept...'

Daily Mail
Including a review by A N Wilson
'...The half-hour extended episode of the world's longest-running soap opera was a masterpiece of suspense...'

The Guardian
Article by Elizabeth Mahoney
' did include storylines that will slow-burn marvellously through village life...'

Report about reaction on Twitter

The Telegraph
The Telegraph had several stories:

Listener reaction

Profile of Nigel Pargetter

Review by Gillian Reynolds

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