"An everyday story of country folk"
Tractor driver - 8 .
The Archers is a long-running British radio soap opera broadcast on the BBC's main spoken-word channel, Radio 4. Originally billed as "an everyday story of country folk", it is now described as "contemporary drama in a rural setting". With over 17,850 episodes, it is the world's longest-running radio soap opera production.
The Archers, which debuted on 1 January 1951 (with the pilot premiering in 1950), is the most listened to Radio 4 non-news programme, with over five million listeners, and, with over one million listeners via the Internet, the programme holds the record for BBC Radio online listening figures.
(And out here in "Rural Britain" high speed internet is still a thing of the future).