Articles about the Archers

These pages contain some of the history of the Great British institution that is The Archers and it's interactions with the real world since the programme started on January 1st, 1951. Many of these articles demonstrate a fascinating insight into the programs relationship with real political and social groups. Others give anecdotal accounts of the programs background and history.


Unless otherwise stated all articles here were scanned by Peter Tewkesbury. Peter holds the originals for all of these Articles. I would like to thank Peter for making them available for use all to read.


From the Recovering Fifties.

From the Swinging Sixties.

From Inflationary Seventies.

From Mrs Thatchers Eighties

From Naughty Nineties

From the Nightly Naughty Noughties