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May 1950 - The Archers - the world’s longest running soap opera

This rural soap opera set in and around the fictitious village of Ambridge, was first broadcast as a trial programme on the Midlands Home Service to promote good agricultural practice. The experiment ended on 2 June, and was then broadcast across the UK, becoming a national institution. Clip features an extract from a 1955 episode of The Archers.

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