Find My Tea - The Guardian view on The Archers: happy birthday to the world’s oldest soap | Editorial
The Guardian view on The Archers: happy birthday to the world’s oldest soap | Editorial
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Loved and hated in equal measure, its very presence is reassuring and comforting in difficult times On New Year’s Day, BBC Radio 4’s serial drama The Archers turned 70 with a satisfying plot twist. Long-suffering, virtuous Kirsty Miller was arrested for modern slavery crimes committed not by her, but by her new husband, the unscrupulous, controlling builder Philip Moss. The storyline is an example of what the soap opera, the longest-running in the world, is particularly adept at achieving: th...