For more than a year, I've been listening to The Archers, which has been running on BBC radio for, oh, about 60 times as long. I subscribe to the show in a podcast, and although I rarely keep up with it on the near-daily schedule (it comes on six times a week) I keep up by listening to the show in batches. (Three episodes equals one walk to work, with room for a tune or two.) Yes, you can call it a soap opera; and yes, the daily 13-minute instalments of life in a village somewhere in the Midlands is habit-forming.
One of the recent themes is the future of the village pub, The Bull, where owner Jolene is still not over the sudden death of her man. The T-shirt above, which is actually for sale at Archers Addicts, mirrors precisely what characters wore to rally around the pub, with the storyline echoing the very real threats facing small-town pubs.