Dead Girls Tell No Tales – equal pay, hidden histories and character assassination at the BBC

One of the great legends of British broadcasting history is that the popular BBC soap opera “The Archers” killed off its heroine Grace Archer in a dramatic fire in its early years – supposedly not coincidentally with the launch of the BBC’s commercial rival ITV.  Now, at age 90, the actress Ysanne Churchman, has offered a more mundane and all-too-familiar explanation, that has been now been adapted into a fascinating radio docudrama.  It centred, among other things, around a demand for equal pay….

Check out the BBC news report on the story, and listen while you can here.

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