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  1. Brian Aldridge - 40 years at Home Farm

    Brian bought the land back in 1975 - which also just happens to be when Charles Collingwood joined The Archers. Here's a clip to remind you of Brian/ Charles's first appearance...

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  2. The Archers pilot episode - 65th anniversary

    65 years ago today the pilot episode of new drama The Archers aired on the Midland Home Service.

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  3. Writer, The Archers

    We've updated The Archers Timeline with the main events from 2011. It's been a busy year, beginning with Nigel's death - and of course Henry's birth - and closing with the emotional upheaval caused by the discovery of John's son Rich. Along the way Ambridge was visited by royalty and by a ra...

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  4. Writer, The Archers

    One of the activities marking this anniversary year of The Archers is an exhibition at the Museum of English Rural Life in Reading. Called Everyday Stories of Country Folk, it marks both our 60th anniversary and that of MERL itself. The museum is part of the University of Reading, which had a...

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  5. Writer, The Archers

    I wrote a few weeks about the Museum of English Rural Life's village fete and promised there'd be a related photo gallery soon. It's now up and you can see it here. The museum is part of the University of Reading. Until 22 December 2011 it has an exhibition called Everyday Stories of Country ...

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  6. Writer, The Archers

    The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) is holding a 'village fete' this Saturday, 4 June - with a big Archers connection. Part of the University of Reading, the museum currently has an exhibition called Everyday Stories of Country Folk, which celebrates 60 years of The Archers and, coinciden...

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  7. Writer, The Archers

    We asked you to vote on what you thought was the most potent Archers memory, and the results are now in. Listeners voted on a shortlist of eight stories and iconic moments, selected by Archers editor Vanessa Whitburn. The winner by a very clear margin (30.4 per cent of the votes) was the affa...

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  8. Writer, The Archers

    Archers scriptwriter Simon Frith spent much of last year working through 60 years of Archers storylines while researching the book The Archers Archives, which was published to mark our 60th anniversary. We asked Simon what had surprised him about his travels in Ambridge's past. For many UK ba...

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  9. Writer, The Archers

    When a show has been going as long as The Archers, inevitably some moments and stories stay in listeners' memories more than others. We thought it would be interesting to see what you thought might be the most potent Archers memory We've selected a short list. Some are iconic scenes such as S...

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  10. Writer, The Archers

    On the day of her appearance on-air in The Archers, the Duchess of Cornwall visited the home of the programme, at The Mailbox in Birmingham. She spent two hours meeting BBC staff, Archers cast members and scriptwriters. Her Royal Highness plays herself in the programme, as the president of...

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