18 episodes

A contemporary drama in a rural setting.

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    • Arts
    • 4.3 • 99 Ratings

A contemporary drama in a rural setting.

    17/05/2021

    17/05/2021

    Tensions rise at Berrow Farm and Susan makes a costly error.

    • 13 min
    13/05/2021

    13/05/2021

    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

    • 13 min
    12/05/2021

    12/05/2021

    Fallon wants tongues to stop wagging but Emma can’t hold hers any longer.

    • 13 min
    11/05/2021

    11/05/2021

    Chris pulls no punches and Joy lets Elizabeth in on a secret.

    • 13 min
    10/05/2021

    10/05/2021

    Susan attempts to pick up the pieces but Jennifer’s feeling helpless.

    • 13 min
    06/05/2021

    06/05/2021

    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.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 Ratings

muiries ,

Happy listener

Keep up the good work , a welcome listening experience in tough times

Jthelastman ,

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

Wally Mee ,

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.

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