A contemporary drama in a rural setting.
Susan attempts to pick up the pieces but Jennifer’s feeling helpless.
It’s the day of Martha’s christening, and outside St. Stephen’s Pip and Rex bicker like children and wind each other up over Rex’s successful move from Hollowtree to Lower Loxley. Emma knocks their heads together. She’s a godparent too, and they’re not setting a great example right now. Rex and Pip are duly chastened, apologise to one another and agree Rosie makes them family. They’ve missed each other. And they won’t fight again – Emma’s terrifying!
At the Nest anxious Alice waits as Jennifer mends a tear in Martha’s christening gown. She’s thrown by a gift of a bottle of champagne, and urges her mum to have it – she and Chris aren’t drinking right now. But later suspicious Chris finds miniatures in Alice’s bag. He’s disgusted. She’s already drunk. Maybe after some coffee she might be able to come to the church. Alice begs him; she needed something to help her cope. She has to be there. When they arrive at the church Alice almost drops Martha. Chris tells Emma she’s drunk. The truth about Alice tumbles from Chris, and appalled Emma pieces together the events of the last few months. A crowd gathers and friends and family begin to hear what’s going on. Chris gets Emma to take Martha away from the scene. Alice is distraught and begs Chris not to leave her there. But he declares he has no choice; Martha’s not safe with Alice. He walks away, leaving Alice weeping for her husband and her little girl.
Fallon struggles to keep quiet while Mia discovers two’s company.
Alan helps with a spiritual crisis and Susan’s ideas miss the mark.
Lee is confronted with the naked truth while Brian slams the door for Adam.
Writers, Sarah Mcdonald-Hughes and Daniel Thurman
Director, Peter Leslie Wild
Editor, Jeremy Howe
Ben Archer ... Ben Norris
David Archer ... Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer ... Felicity Finch
Lilian Bellamy ... Sunny Ormonde
Lee Bryce ... Ryan Early
Alice Carter ... Hollie Chapman
Vince Casey ... Tony Turner
Ruairi Donovan ... Arthur Hughes
Justin Elliott ... Simon Williams
Rex Fairbrother ... Nick Barber
Ed Grundy ... Barry Farrimond
Eddie Grundy ... Trevor Harrison
Mia Grundy ... Molly Pipe
Jakob Hakansson ... Paul Venables
Joy Horville ... Jackie Lye
Kate Madikane ... Perdita Avery
Kirsty Miller ... Annabelle Dowler
Elizabeth Pargetter ... Alison Dowling
Freddie Pargetter ... Toby Laurence
I just love every bit of it. Connects me to the UK while living on the continent on a daily bases. Please do never quit the BBC from Europe!
Maintaining a solid link to home.
Having left the UK for Europe, 20 years ago, listening daily to the Archers, maintains my link to home, and reminds me of the many good things l left behind. For all of my adult life, the Archers, have always been there, and l hope will always be.
Have listened in every day for years. Hopefully Brexit will not effect my affection for the British way of life!
Greetings from Luebeck in northern Germany to all you other Archer fans.