The ArchersAuthor: BBC Radio 4
19 Feb 2019

The Archers

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Contemporary drama in a rural setting

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    18/02/2019

    Ruairi comes to the rescue and Elizabeth feels guilty

  • Posted on 18 Feb 2019

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    17/02/2019

    Lily tells Elizabeth that she is going to defer her university place for a year. Elizabeth assumes that it is because of her illness but Lily tells her that starting university in a new relationship with Russ and trying to find a job has all been too much. Pip reports that Toby’s been pulling his weight with childcare recently which means she can spend more time helping with milking and calving – she really wants to get stuck into the farm. Today is one of Leonard and Jill’s Scrabble days, Pip tells Ruth. They note that he has made Jill very happy but David is finds conversation with Leonard awkward as they have nothing in common. Mia bumps into Ruairi at the village shop when she realises that she is going to be late for the arrival of the supermarket shop. Ruairi gives her a lift home on his bike and helps her with the unpacking. He heads off when Clarrie arrives and assumes Mia has a crush on Ruairi. Mia firmly tells her that she doesn’t, she doesn’t have time for boys full stop.

  • Posted on 17 Feb 2019

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    15/02/2019

    Writer ….. Tim Stimpson Director ….. Kim Greengrass Editor ….. Jeremy Howe Jill Archer ….. Patricia Greene David Archer ….. Timothy Bentinck Ruth Archer ….. Felicity Finch Pip Archer ….. Daisy Badger Kenton Archer ….. Richard Attlee Jolene Archer ….. Buffy Davis Tony Archer ….. David Troughton Helen Archer ….. Louiza Patikas Tom Archer ….. William Troughton Brian Aldridge …… Charles Collingwood Jennifer Aldridge ….. Angela Piper Lilian Bellamy ….. Sunny Ormonde Ian Craig ….. Stephen Kennedy Ruairi Donovan ….. Arthur Hughes Toby Fairbrother ….. Rhys Bevan Will Grundy ….. Philip Molloy Mia Grundy ….. Molly Pipe Emma Grundy ….. Emerald O'Hanrahan Tracy Horrobin ….. Susie Riddell Kate Madikane ….. Perdita Avery Kirsty Miller ….. Annabelle Dowler Elizabeth Pargetter ….. Alison Dowling Johnny Phillips ….. Tom Gibbons Roy Tucker ….. Ian Pepperell Lee ….. Ryan Early Leonard Berry ….. Paul Copley Jamila ….. Lorna Laidlaw

  • Posted on 15 Feb 2019

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    14/02/2019

    Helen feels self-conscious ahead of her first date night with Lee but Emma says she should just enjoy it. The Mexican restaurant is decked out fully for Valentine’s Day and despite Helen’s cringing at the Mariachi band she has a great time. Lee shares how his last relationship went wrong and that he has learned from it. The two end their evening with a kiss. Ruth is determined for a romantic evening but David is distracted by what’s happening at Ruairi and Ben’s Love Suck’s party at the Brookfield caravan. The only girls he’s seen are Tilly and Molly Button. Later, David catches Tilly Button and a lad in the hay shed. In the Tearoom, Tracy compliments Will’s haircut and calls him the sexiest gamekeeper in Borsetshire. Embarrassed Will decides against ordering anything and quickly leaves. Later, he confesses to Emma how hard it is seeing other people happy while he is without Nic. Emma does her best to comfort him. Then, Will finds a Valentine’s card and is sent into a spin. What kind of sick person would send him something like that knowing his circumstances, he asks.

  • Posted on 14 Feb 2019

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    13/02/2019

    Elizabeth has her first therapy session with Jamila. She tells her all about Lily and Freddie: Freddie in a young offender’s institution and Lily being in a relationship with Russ, married man and former deputy principal at her college. Jamila asks about how Nigel’s death affected her and Elizabeth explains the challenges facing Lower Loxley and how losing Nigel impacted on the twin’s lives. But the therapist tells her they are here to talk about her not her children. Elizabeth says she didn’t feel anything like how she feels now in the aftermath of Nigel’s death. Jamila gets Elizabeth to open up about her rebellious past, Elizabeth admits that she has never felt good enough. She talks ashamedly about her abortion and realises that Nigel was always there for her through all of her mistakes. She remembers a happy memory of watching Nigel and the twins while they were toddlers. Elizabeth releases her frustration at Nigel’s death – now that he’s gone she has to remain for their children and for the Pargetter legacy. Elizabeth is tired of it all and misses Nigel more than anything. Writer ….. Tim Stimpson Director ….. Kim Greengrass Editor ….. Jeremy Howe

  • Posted on 13 Feb 2019

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