Could The Archers storyline help victims of abuse?
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Could The Archers storyline help victims of abuse?

It is the story which has had Archers' listeners yelling at the radio, as the controlling Rob subjects Helen to emotional and physical abuse.

One listener has been so moved by the plot he has set up a Just Giving page to raise money for Refuge, the charity which works with women and children affected by domestic violence. So far, it has raised over £81,000.

Louiza Patikas, who plays Helen, and Polly Neate from Women's Aid talked to BBC Breakfast about the storyline.

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