Saturday, 23 August 2014

Life is peaceful there, there in the open air



On 1st January 1951, at 11.45am, the nation first heard the words The Archers. An everyday story of countryfolk.

The programme has run every weekday on BBC radio without break since then.

The eternally popular soap based in the fictional village of "Ambridge" has seen its share of love, lust, disaster, gossip and potato blight since then, but lo and behold - today we find that something very strange indeed has happened. From the BBC:
Ambridge is to get a dose of pop star royalty after it was revealed that pop duo Pet Shop Boys are to make a cameo appearance on Radio 4's The Archers.

Listeners found out on Friday that Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe's band had been lined up as last-minute headliners for fictional music festival Loxfest.

"It's a thrill for us to enter the world of The Archers, the UK's most famous radio drama," the pair said.

Pet Shop Boys will appear in Monday's instalment of the rural drama series.
Go West, indeed.



The Archers

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