27 episodes

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

The Archers BBC

    • Performing Arts

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

    16/02/2020

    16/02/2020

    Johnny’s emotions get the better of him and Lynda stirs up trouble

    • 12 min
    14/02/2020

    14/02/2020

    Writer, Adrian Flynn
    Director, Dave Payne
    Editor, Jeremy Howe

    Jill Archer ….. Patricia Greene
    David Archer ….. Timothy Bentinck
    Ruth Archer ….. Felicity Finch
    Ben Archer ….. Ben Norris
    Kenton Archer ….. Richard Attlee
    Jolene Archer ….. Buffy Davis
    Alice Carter ….. Hollie Chapman
    Chris Carter ….. Wilf Scolding
    Emma Grundy ….. Emerald O'Hanrahan
    Shula Hebden Lloyd ….. Judy Bennett
    Tracy Horrobin ….. Susie Riddell
    Alistair Lloyd ….. Michael Lumsden
    Elizabeth Pargetter ….. Alison Dowling
    Freddie Pargetter ….. Toby Laurence
    Johnny Phillips ….. Tom Gibbons
    Lynda Snell ….. Carole Boyd
    Robert Snell ….. Graham Blockey
    Jakob Hakansson ….. Paul Venables

    • 13 min
    13/02/2020

    13/02/2020

    Tracy tells Emma about the amazing afternoon tea she had for free at Grey Gables, thanks to Lynda. She can't wait for her complimentary Valentine's meal at The Bull either. Emma asks which side Tracy's actually on, the pub's or the ReBulls'. She says she's on the right side - her own. Emma tells Tracy she'll be meeting Gavin for a drink next week. Neither of them is interested in dating, but Emma still feels odd about meeting up. Tracy gives Emma her best dating advice and encourages her to go ahead.
    David's pleased that the cow's test results for contagious diseases were all clear. Alistair recommends checking their feed storage is air-tight, as he suspects the cow had a fungal abortion. David tells Alistair he’s decided to pay for the dairy herd health plan, as he'd never hear the end of it from Ruth and Pip otherwise.
    Jakob seems agitated and forgetful when tending to one of Shula's horses. He explains that it's just down to a bad night's sleep. He's decided to offer a weigh-in to the surgery's horse-owning clients, followed by a clinic for the really obese animals. Jakob points out that Amir and Aziz both have weight issues. Shula and Alistair can't help but notice that Jakob's been particularly rude today. Alistair's determined to get to the bottom of it.

    • 13 min
    12/02/2020

    12/02/2020

    Ben arrives home early from college as his tutor's off sick. He finds Jill in the orchard checking the hen house roof. She congratulates Ben on his three university offers. Ben realises that it's been ten years since Phil died, and shares his memories of him with Jill. She tells Ben that when Phil suggested she keep some hens, she finally felt that Brookfield was going to be her home. Ben likes hearing about his family history, but Jill is cautious of maundering on and asks Ben about his Valentine's plans and university choices. He explains that there would be loads of advantages in going to Felpersham university, like living at home and working with Bess. Besides, he'd miss Jill's cakes and biscuits.
    Jakob diagnoses Cranford Crystal with laminitis and recommends putting her in a smaller stable as soon as possible with another pony for company. Jakob thinks the most plausible explanation for her condition is that she's been over-eating, as she's showing other signs of obesity. He puts her on a strict diet. After Jakob's finished treating the horse, Chris offers him his congratulations on becoming a father. Jakob is stunned - Kate's told Alice and not him. Now he understands her cryptic messages. He's going to become a father.

    • 13 min
    11/02/2020

    11/02/2020

    It’s another quiet night at The B at Ambridge. Emma agrees to work on Valentine’s Day, it’s not like she has other plans. Jolene’s cynical about the event, but Kenton is confident it’ll be a success. They notice Emma has spent a long time talking to Gavin. Jolene assures Emma that’s fine, she was just demonstrating good customer relations.
    Jolene’s pleased that they’ve got Tracy acting as a double agent. She’s promised to keep Jolene in the loop about any planned disruptions in exchange for a free meal.
    Shula fills Freddie in on her meeting with Alan, in which they decided on a theme for the Lent appeal. As Ambridge is feeling fractured right now, they are going to ask parishioners to say positive, complimentary things to one another. Freddie raises his concerns about Johnny. Shula thinks Johnny's probably still hurting from the break up.
    Robert wants to talk llamas with Jakob. Jakob asks if Robert is angling for some free advice. He sends Robert packing with instructions to check over the llama himself before phoning Alistair and paying him for his time. Shula’s intrigued by the special news Kate wants to impart to Jakob, but Jakob's less taken in. She's probably just bought a nice new dreamcatcher.

    • 12 min
    10/02/2020

    10/02/2020

    Alistair helps out at Brookfield with a cow that’s lost her calf. Ruth and David fill him in on the situation with Josh. They’ve had to deal with snide remarks from the likes of Nathan Booth about the legitimacy of Josh’s business. Alistair takes the opportunity to promote a herd health package to Ruth and David, though David is wary.
    Freddie and Ben call in on Johnny and are amazed to see he’s set up a make-shift gym in the barn. They try to persuade Johnny to join them for a Valentine’s night out at a club in town – they need a group of twelve to get decent drink discounts. They give him a hard sell and tell him about all the girls that’ll be going. Johnny loses his temper with them. All he wants to do on Friday is go to the gym, why can’t they understand that? Johnny storms off. They wonder what on earth could have got into him.

    • 13 min

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