23 episodes

A contemporary drama in a rural setting.

The Archers BBC

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 20 Ratings

A contemporary drama in a rural setting.

    30/11/2021

    30/11/2021

    Eddie finds himself doing the donkey work and Kate has her suspicions.

    • 13 min
    29/11/2021

    29/11/2021

    As Robert prepares to collect Lynda for the journey to Windsor, flustered Lilian refuses to take off her hat. When Robert insists, she reveals bad hair. Fabrice has gone overboard with the highlights at Lilian’s bidding, and she’s in despair. Robert tries to mollify her to no avail. She declares tearfully that she can’t go to the honours ceremony now. She feels small; Lynda wouldn’t fall to pieces over something so trivial. Robert gently reminds Lilian how low Lynda got last year, and how Lilian assured her it didn’t matter how she looked to the people who loved her. He reminds Lilian tomorrow’s Lynda’s day and she needs to man up – she matters and Lynda needs her. Lilian’s impressed with Robert’s speech, and agrees to press on. She’ll fix her hair when she gets back.
    Blake calls Harrison and tells him he’s read the newspaper article about Philip Moss. He no longer wants to visit Philip, who he now sees as a liar. He wants to help, and tell his story, but only to Harrison, no-one else. Harrison will see what he can do.
    Lynda catches Eddie red-handed enthusing to Harrison about his Paris trip instead of giving rehearsal notes as she’d instructed. And when Harrison has to duck out, Lynda finds it hard to let go of the reins. Eventually Eddie persuades her she can safely leave and enjoy her occasion – rehearsals are safe in his hands.

    • 13 min
    28/11/2021

    28/11/2021

    Peggy’s horrified. Kate’s been giving Hilda the cat CBD oil to calm her down. They’re interrupted by a call from Hazel Woolley. After some small talk Peggy asks Hazel to cut to the chase – what does she want? Hazel reports she’s been quite ill, and it’s made her realise how much she misses Ambridge. She’s coming to stay at Grey Gables on Tuesday. Kate’s less than impressed given Hazel’s past behaviour, but Peggy insists Hazel sounded warm, genuine and different. They have to give her a second chance.
    Chelsea visits Blake at The Elms, and shows him an interview in the Borchester Echo; someone else has been found who worked for Philip Moss. She helps Blake read the article, and they discover the interview is with Jordan, who’s found out that Philip was claiming his benefits. Blake reserves judgement, unable to believe Philip would do this, but as Chelsea reads on it becomes apparent that Philip has put the blame for the Grey Gables explosion firmly with Blake. At first Blake explodes with rage at Chelsea, accusing her of lying about what’s written. But gradually the scales fall from his eyes and he sees the reality. Philip was always going to drop him in it, and split up the three lads. He wishes he’d died in the explosion. Shocked Chelsea encourages Blake to talk to someone who can help, and to trust them if he can.

    • 13 min
    25/11/2021

    25/11/2021

    In charge of making dinner, Jazzer calls Chelsea when she doesn’t arrive home. Chelsea kicks back at Jazzer’s attempts to keep tabs on her and hangs up when Jazzer challenges her on being altruistic. Meanwhile the dinner burns, so Jazzer heads to the shop for more supplies. He moans to Jim about Chelsea’s behaviour. Jim can only wryly smile at Jazzer’s middle-aged attitude.
    At the bus station in Borchester, Chelsea recognises Blake. She approaches him and apologises for hitting him while driving. She shares her chips and they get talking. Chelsea insists shivering Blake wears her coat. She assesses his appearance and lands on the idea of giving Blake a makeover. They get the bus to Ambridge together, and Chelsea grabs a ‘before’ shot of Blake that she can share online.
    Back at 6 The Green, Tracy’s about to show Blake his new look. On seeing Jazzer, Blake rushes to leave, but Chelsea persuades him not to. He needn’t be scared of Jazzer. Blake’s impressed with his haircut and Jazzer takes them both to The Bull for dinner. At the bar Jim observes Jazzer’s looking more worn out by the second. He points out gently that while Jazzer might think of himself as an eternal teenager to Chelsea and Blake, he’s old enough to be a father figure. Reflecting on Jim’s words, Jazzer apologises to Chelsea for what he said earlier – she has proved that she is thoughtful with what she’s done for Blake. Chelsea replies Jazzer’s not too bad himself. Jazzer will take that.

    • 13 min
    24/11/2021

    24/11/2021

    Ruth lets slip to Alan about online comments on his cider consumption at the Grundys’ vow renewal on Sunday. George made a GIF of Alan worse for wear. Ruth shows it to Alan, who rushes to Grange Farm and explains the situation to Ed. Ed, who’s in the middle of capturing an escaped turkey, promises to get George to take down the GIF. He ropes in Alan to the turkey catching but a call from the Bishop quickly excuses Alan – he needs to stay on the Bishop’s good side!
    Later Alan reports to Ruth that the Bishop had been sent the offending GIF and is less than impressed. As punishment, the Bishop has ordered Alan to give a keynote speech at a multi-faith charity fundraiser between Christmas and New Year. It means hours of extra work at a time when he’s already really busy.
    Ed and Oliver discover that more than one turkey has absconded, before figuring out the straw barrier in the pole barn isn’t high enough. Oliver wonders aloud why the turkeys would choose to put themselves in danger of being eaten by a fox outside. Ed asks him to focus, they need to work quickly to round up all the escaped turkeys. Their attempts to catch them are haphazard but eventually they get them all back inside their enclosure. They make a pact never to speak of this again; they wouldn’t want Eddie and Clarrie to worry while on their second honeymoon.

    • 13 min
    23/11/2021

    23/11/2021

    When Jazzer learns Chelsea’s doing hair and make up for The Ambridge Mystery Plays he takes the opportunity to suggest Chelsea hangs out with Mia. When she refuses he points out she could really help with Mia’s shyness. He agrees to pay Chelsea £30 to get her to agree. Meanwhile, Will tries to persuade Mia to be a friend to Chelsea. Mia’s reluctant and strikes a deal to talk to Chelsea in return for Will buying her a book.
    Josh and Ruth assess the outwintering dairy cows. They seem well but the field is getting muddy. Josh updates Ruth about the archaeological assessment that has to be done before they plant any trees. They’re joined by Lynda, on Mystery Plays business, who is shocked by the muddiness of the cows. Ruth explains that the herd is perfectly fine. Lynda heads off but not before demanding that some plastic bale wrapping is removed from the hedge.
    At rehearsal, Mia makes Chelsea a tea and questions her ethics around make-up. This ruffles Chelsea who then splutters on her tea which Mia’s made with oat milk. When Will’s around the two teenagers act like all is well between them. Will reports to Jazzer that their plans to get them to be friends is working. Meanwhile, Mia and Chelsea snap at one another but then fix smiles when they see Will and Jazzer looking over. They both want the reward they’ve each negotiated, and they can’t believe how easily Jazzer and Will have been fooled. At last, something they agree on.

    • 13 min

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