The Archers is a BBC soap opera which was initially based on an everyday story of country folk and is now a comedy drama in a rural setting. Having aired over 19,000 episodes it's the longest running soap drama in the world and is watched and loved by millions. Arguably the beginning of soap operas and certainly most famous, running from the 1950s and setting the tone for other programs with the same genre.es.

This special 70th anniversary edition is the perfect gift for any The Archers fans. It features stories and vintage images from many of the long-running programme’s much loved cast. It also includes key moments from The Archers’ history within the monthly date panels as well as a foreword written by famous English writer Joanna Trollope.