The Archers is listened to exclusively by people who are already Radio Four listeners. So Polly Toynbee might have a point.
Especially since the Coalition has blown rural England wide open politically if the only non-Coalition party, which in fact began in rural England, has the wit to do what needs to be done. Serious political discussion in The Bull would now be entirely realistic, and is becoming ever more so.
But I love the idea of either her as an avid viewer of Coronation Street, EastEnders and Emmerdale. She must have to put the subtitles on.