18. THE ARCHERS, FARMING AND THE END OF AGRARIANISM

IPGL Tent, Tue 25th June 14:00 - 15:00 (60 mins)

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The popularity of The Archers in its early days surprised everyone, not least the BBC. In those grey years of austerity after the war many people dreamt of an escape to a small farm in the country. But the programme was quietly backing a government agenda to modernise farming. Graham Harvey, the programme’s former agricultural advisor, will question whether The Archers is destroying the very world it portrayed.