Rural radio soap village Ambridge, which is known for being the contemporary drama in rural setting, has recently fell under some more similar talks in real life as well for having a large number of violent death rates that is even far higher than the national average. But, people in the village say that this is not true and is definitely not real.
Borsetshire village, also known as the home of the Archers, has a very high rate of accidental deaths and suicides, says report. Moreover, the rates are so worryingly high that the toll of all deaths is around 27% as compared to the national average of merely 4%.
To get a clearer picture, researchers also checked death statistics for the radio soap and compared the concluded figures to real life. A similar research was earlier done for Coronation Street and EastEnders, which clearly stated that television soaps actually have higher death rates than bomb disposal officers or racing drivers.
On the other hand, a study in the British Medical Journal has claimed Ambridge as a safe place to live in after revealing that the place’s overall death rate is even below the national average.
Study lead Mr. Rob Stepney also reviewed deaths, childbirth and episodes of serious illnesses over the last 20 years of the Radio 4 series, i. e. from 1991 to September 2011, and concluded that from 15 deaths over the last 20 years, nine were males and six of them were females. The present figures actually make a death rate of 7.8 per 1,000 populations per year for men compared to 8.5 per 1,000 in England and Wales.
On the other hand, women in Ambridge have a death rate of 5.2 per 1,000, compared to 5.8 per 1,000 nationally.