The ArchersAuthor: BBC Radio 4
18 Aug 2018

The Archers

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Contemporary drama in a rural setting

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    17/08/2018

    The wedding day dawns for Harrison and Fallon, and Susan comes to the rescue.

  • Posted on 17 Aug 2018

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    16/08/2018

    Chris is still preparing for Fallon and Harrison's wedding. He's making them a garden ornament like he made for Jennifer. Susan's more interested in making sure he looks presentable, and discovers a loose button on his best shirt. Even Chris is worried when he finds out that Jazzer's planning to wear trainers - with the orange bits coloured in with marker pen! He insists on lending him a pair of smart shoes. Freddie's A-level results arrive - a D and an E. He admits that they aren't spectacular, but he passed, and he chooses to see them as a good omen for his hearing later. Lily comes to support him - he's still her brother, even if she hasn't forgiven him. Freddie's expecting to be let off with a fine, but the case is referred to the Crown Court. Lily points out that this could mean prison, but he doesn't want to hear it. While Freddie thanks Usha, Elizabeth asks Lily for her help. If the worst happens Freddie's whole future will be in jeopardy, and he'll need them. Lily is upset that Elizabeth has not asked about her A Level results. She leaves, saying over her shoulder that she got two As and an A* - thanks for asking.

  • Posted on 16 Aug 2018

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    15/08/2018

    Jazzer apologises to Alistair for encouraging his gambling - Jim's already given him an ear-bashing. Alistair isn't looking forward to moving back to the box room with the piano. Alistair's called out to Brookfield, where he runs into Jill. Jill's furious that he hid the truth - and to think, she begged Shula to give their marriage another go! Alistair tries to defend himself against her accusations, but Jill's adamant he should be ashamed of himself. When he returns to Greenacres he's touched to discover that Jazzer's vacated the spare room for him. The postponed Brookfield family meeting goes ahead, and Pip disagrees with Josh's decision to tweak the cows' parlour cake formula. He accuses her of being a backseat farmer. David tries to make peace - the farm's had a good year so far, no point ruining it with bickering. Later, Pip and Toby register Rosie's birth. Something Robin said has got to Toby, and he wonders if Rosie should have a name from his side of the family. How about Grace? Pip agrees that it's a lovely name, but... The registrar calls them through, and she makes a decision. Rosie Ruth Grace Archer it is - just don't tell Jill.

  • Posted on 15 Aug 2018

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    14/08/2018

    Kenton has a brainwave, and Lynda discovers the truth.

  • Posted on 14 Aug 2018

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    13/08/2018

    At Brookfield Josh is working flat out to make up for the time he spent away from his business covering Pip's maternity leave. Pip's furious to hear that he's cancelled a family meeting to discuss the harvest. The only time that suits him clashes with registering Rosie's birth. Seeing how important the meeting is to Pip, Toby offers to reschedule the register office. Rex is surprised to hear that Robin offered Toby the Fairbrother engagement ring - it was supposed to come to him. Toby thinks it was all nonsense - he and Pip are just fine as co-parents and friends. At Bridge Farm Freddie finds Johnny on a tractor. He's already called the landline to pass on his new number, and doesn't know why Johnny hasn't been in touch. Freddie assumes he's annoyed about cancelling their trip. Johnny doesn't care about that - Freddie was arrested for dealing! Freddie reminds him he was happy to take ecstasy at the Isle of Wight festival, but Johnny thinks there's a big difference. Johnny points out that he defended Freddie from Ellis, and got hit by a brick as a result. Now it turns out they were in it together. As far as Johnny's concerned they're no longer mates - Freddie can forget about him coming to the Magistrate's on Thursday. He's on his own.

  • Posted on 13 Aug 2018

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