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20150919Starring Simon Russell Beale, Eleanor Tomlinson and Ysanne Churchman.
Joanna Toye's drama explores the backstage story to a watershed moment in the history of broadcasting which became one of the defining cultural events of the 1950s.
It is media folklore that the death of soap opera heroine Grace Archer was a ploy to thwart the launch night of ITV on 22 September 1955. But for the first time, this new drama delves deep into
The Archers' archives to reveal what really inspired 20 million people to tune in and left tens of thousands of listeners distraught.
Writer - Joanna Toye
Director - Sean O'Connor.

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