A contemporary drama in a rural setting.
Tensions rise at Berrow Farm and Susan makes a costly error.
Writers, Helen Aitken and Sarah Hehir
Director, Rosemary Watts
Editor, Jeremy Howe
Josh Archer … Angus Imrie
Brian Aldridge ... Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge ... Angela Piper
Alice Carter ... Hollie Chapman
Chris Carter ... Wilf Scolding
Neil Carter ... Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter ... Charlotte Martin
Vince Casey ... Tony Turner
Ruairi Donovan ... Arthur Hughes
Rex Fairbrother … Nick Barber
Emma Grundy ... Emerald O’hanrahan
Joy Horville ... Jackie Lye
Kate Madikane … Perdita Avery
Elizabeth Pargetter ... Alison Dowling
Fallon Rogers ... Joanna Van Kampen
Fallon wants tongues to stop wagging but Emma can’t hold hers any longer.
Chris pulls no punches and Joy lets Elizabeth in on a secret.
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.
Keep up the good work , a welcome listening experience in tough times
Very disappointed with the new story line
Not happy with story line with Philip no lead in when all the other ones were done so well.
It like you thought ah we need something else another big issue let us just throw this in slave labour why......... hove you done is soooo badly rethinking my desire to listen to it and I have been for over 30 years
Soo boring and badly done
The musings were a novelty for about a day and I’m sure that these things can with some technical ingenuity be done remotely to move the stories along.
A real opportunity was missed here to do something innovative.