Recent “what about the farmworkers?” correspondence in relation to The Archers (Letters, 6, 10 and 13 October) strikes a chord.

Back in the 1970s as an officer of the agricultural workers’ union, the NUAAW, I raised just this point with the late Anthony Parkin, agricultural adviser to The Archers, following complaints from union branches that the everyday story of country folk was dominated by antique dealers and farmers/landowners, while the hired workers were generally portrayed as idiots.

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Source: Guardian Environment