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Actor Tim Bentinck (David Archer from The Archers) presents a survey of the history of radio soaps, including the first-ever soap broadcast: Mrs Dale's Diary (1948, 1968); Waggoners' Walk (1969, 1977); Citizens (1987, 1991); Westway (1999); The Archers (1955,1978)

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More