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The Archers

A contemporary drama in a rural setting.

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  • 14.01.2021
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    14/01/2021

    Alistair’s shocked to find Philip on his doorstep. Philip insists everything he’s been accused of is fake news. Alistair finds that hard to believe and Philip admits there are some issues that need sorting. Alistair has realised that Gavin’s gambling problem wasn’t real. Philip jumps on this and appeals to Alistair as the only person who has been willing to help. Alistair invites him in.Kirsty quizzes Helen about the Elms homeless shelter. She wants to volunteer there as soon as she can. Helen thinks Kirsty should get herself sorted first before looking to help others. But Kirsty is adamant she must do something now. Helen can’t believe that Kirsty has been looking for Blake, Kenzie and Jordan in places where people sleep rough around Borchester. She’s not thinking straight. But Kirsty corrects Helen; that was the case when she was with Philip but now her eyes are open and she wants to find those three lads.Philip tells Alistair that his arrangement with his workers was equivalent to paying them at least the minimum wage. He insists it was better that way as the lads were no good with figures. He asks Alistair to get his explanation to Kirsty. Alistair doesn’t want to be involved and asks Philip to leave just as Jim arrives home. Jim is keen to hear Philip’s side of things. He lets Philip talk and then starts to throw his verbal punches. Philip walks out. Alistair asks his dad if he’s alright. Jim replies yes, he’s been needing to say that for decades but only now has he found the right words.

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  • 13.01.2021
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    13/01/2021

    Tracy wakes up in Jazzer’s bed. With Jim not taking his usual morning walk because of bad weather there’s no way of leaving unnoticed. Jazzer tries to persuade Jim to go to the shop but the refuses. Jazzer leaves his room to have breakfast with Jim and Jim can’t help notice that he’s agitated. Jim insists he’s comfortable in the kitchen when Jazzer tries to get him to move but then suddenly decides to go for his morning walk after all.Neil calls Brian with news that an auditor is on the way to Berrow Farm. Neil worries about what the auditor will make of their records. He’s finding it hard to sleep thinking about the lads that Philip enslaved. Brian calls for calm and asks if there is anything he should know about Justin’s running of Berrow. Neil assures him that everything has been above board. Nevertheless, Neil’s terrified that Berrow is going to go under but Brian tells him to pull himself together. Neil hasn’t done anything wrong and Brian promises that he won’t let Berrow or Neil be destroyed by the Philip revelations.Jazzer calls Tracy who reveals she’s back home after climbing out of his bedroom window. She’s exhilarated by her escape but Jazzer isn’t impressed. He feels bad for forcing Jim out into the rain. Later, Jim asks Jazzer who his mystery woman is. Jim was hoping that Jazzer was on his way to finding love but Jazzer quickly says his liaison was nothing important and will never happen again. He admits he does want more from a relationship but this woman isn’t the one for him.

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  • 12.01.2021
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    12/01/2021

    Josh approaches Rex for help with mending a roof at Hollowtree but for Rex the combination of the ending of his tenancy and Brookfield’s culpability in using Philip’s enslaved workforce is too much. He angrily confronts Josh about his and his family’s inability to admit their failures and mistakes.Tracy starts a quarrel with Jazzer over his motorbike blocking in her car. It transpires they staged the row to put an end to any rumours about them. Tracy is confident it will have the desired effect. They both insist that nothing is going on between them anyway and more accusations fly. Later, Tracy turns up at Jazzer’s to put him right on what he said earlier. He counters with details that she got wrong and then invites her in.Toby looks round the council farm with Rex who is still fuming about the Brookfield Archers. He compares Neil’s sorrowful reaction to being connected to Philip’s business with their lack of guilt. Toby discovers that Rex is about to post a poisonous message about Brookfield online. Toby doesn’t want Rex to post it but he does it anyway. Meanwhile, Toby wants to take on the council farm with his brother but Rex flatly refuses.Josh brings beers to Rex and apologises for everything. Josh is positive about Rex’s chances of getting the council farm and comes clean about how the revelations about Philip have affected his parents. They truly are devastated. Josh seeks assurance from Rex that he knows that Ruth and David are ultimately good people.

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  • 11.01.2021
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    11/01/2021

    While collecting more of her things from her Beechwood home, Kirsty gets a call from Helen. She describes how the Christmas decorations are still up but the police have confiscated some items. Then, Kirsty calls in at the shop and Jim is pleased to see her. He tells her no one thinks less of her but Kirsty says that’s not true. People have been talking and she admonishes herself for not spotting any signs about Philip’s illegal activities. Brian comes in and immediately needles Kirsty. Jim stands up for her but Brian reminds Kirsty how quick she was to judge when he was in trouble with the contamination. Kirsty leaves while Brian and Jim continue to lock horns.Harrison stops Brian for speeding and Brian can’t believe that Harrison follows proper procedures. Later, Harrison tells Fallon about catching Brian. He thinks people in Ambridge see him as a soft touch and he vows to not look at the village through rose-tinted glasses any more. He reveals that he’s not going to be part of the investigation into Philip’s slavery charges. He kicks himself for not spotting anything when he investigated the Grey Gables explosion.Helen visits Kirsty who gives a rundown of her Beechwood visit and Brian’s words in the shop. Helen thinks Brian was outrageous but Kirsty thinks he has a point. She hates that she never looked past the bubble of her own life to notice the true situation with Blake, Kenzie and Jordan. She’s determined to do something so she can live with herself.

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  • 07.01.2021
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    07/01/2021

    Roy says he’ll check in with Kirsty for Helen who hasn’t had any reply to her attempts to contact Kirsty. Roy finds Kirsty collecting litter, even though she no longer works for the Wildlife Trust. Kirsty admits she can’t face Helen yet. After Rob’s coercive control, Kirsty was confident she could spot liars a mile off but she ended up marrying one. Kirsty doesn’t want to burden Helen with her own experience. But Roy points out that by keeping away she’s upsetting Helen. Kirsty and Helen meet and apologise to one another. They agree to not discuss Philip. Helen offers to go with Kirsty when she’s ready to go to the Beechwood house to collect her belongings. Helen’s less than certain about buying the property now. As Alan prepares to deliver his sermon on slavery, Shula’s worried he will be blamed for her decision to get Philip to do repair work to the church. She admits the whole experience has made her seriously doubt her own judgement. Alan doesn’t think she should be so hard on herself. In his virtual sermon, Alan encourages people to not only pray for victims of modern slavery but also those who perpetrate it. Afterwards, Shula thanks Alan for helping her feel better. Her phone rings and she’s surprised to see it’s Philip. She doesn’t answer but expects he will call again. She asks Alan what she should do but he says only she can decide that.

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  • 06.01.2021
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    06/01/2021

    While out on a walk together, Lynda encourages Robert to let go of his anger over Philip. He says he always knew something dodgy was going on. Meanwhile, Lynda is invigorated by climbing Lakey Hill again following her injuries last year. Later, Alan congratulates Lynda on her MBE. He’s holding a special service online tomorrow to bring people together after the discovery of Philip’s slave labour. Emma reports how excited all the children are about Clarrie and Eddie renewing their vows. Clarrie’s worried about their expectations being too high but Emma points out what a big occasion it is. As they look at photos from Clarrie and Eddie’s wedding, Clarrie reminisces to Emma about the honeymoon. Though if she could go anywhere now it wouldn’t be back there but to Paris, which gets Emma thinking. Lynda notices how cheered Robert is by spotting some redwings. She tells him she doesn’t think she’ll go to Alan’s service to lift the mood of the village – she’s moved on from her time of grieving for the life she had before the Grey Gables explosion. She wonders how she can help the village overcome Philip’s crime. Whatever she decides, it will have to be spectacular, muses Lynda. She is to be Lynda Snell MBE, after all.

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  • 05.01.2021
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    05/01/2021

    Robert seethes over the new knowledge that Philip was using slave labour. Lynda wishes he would drop the subject for long enough for them to clear their heads. As they head out for a walk, Kirsty approaches. Lynda sends Robert out and invites Kirsty in. Over tea and cake in the garden, Kirsty shares her experience at the police station. And even though she’s been released the ordeal isn’t over yet. They think back to Philip’s explanation to Lynda for the explosion at Grey Gables. Kirsty is sickened by Philip’s false sincerity and breaks down in tears. Lynda tells her that they are both survivors and neither of them should let Philip take anything else away from them. DC Tanners visits Neil at home to establish exactly what he knew about how Philip ran his business. She questions him about Philip’s work at Berrow Farm, on the playground and the church. DC Tanners challenges Neil on why he never questioned how Philip maintained his lifestyle when his quotes were always so competitive. Afterwards, Neil bumps into Robert and admits that it felt like he was the one being investigated rather than Philip. He’s not sure if the police believe him.

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  • 04.01.2021
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    04/01/2021

    Ruth and David try to take in the news that Philip was using slave labour when he took on their milking parlour and barn extension projects. David kicks himself for not interrogating Philip’s low rates but Ruth points out the well-respected façade that Philip created for himself. David remains distracted by the revelations and what it means for Brookfield. He pulls back from his initial suggestion of razing the barn but wonders if they should make some sort of announcement. Ruth thinks it’s best for them to sit tight until there is more detail from the police. Lilian looks in on Justin who’s been up since the early hours. When Martyn Gibson calls, Justin attempts to shift the blame on him for hiring Philip. How was he to know Philip treated his workforce so badly? But to Martyn Justin’s misplaced trust could look like wilful ignorance and he presses Justin to resign his position. Justin reports to Lilian that he has stepped down pending investigation. And to add salt to the wound, the Borchester Land board are keen for Brian to take on the rewilding project. Lilian doesn’t think it’s fair Justin has been made the scapegoat. But Justin acknowledges it’s exactly what he would have done in Martyn’s position.

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  • 01.01.2021
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    01/01/2021

    Writers, Keri Davies & Sarah McDonald-Hughes Director, Kim Greengrass Editor, Jeremy HoweDavid Archer ….. Timothy Bentinck Kenton Archer ….. Richard Attlee Phoebe Aldridge ….. Lucy Morris Susan Carter ….. Charlotte Martin Chris Carter ….. Wilf Scolding Tracy Horrobin ….. Susie Riddell Jim Lloyd ….. John Rowe Jazzer McCreary ….. Ryan Kelly Kirsty Miller ….. Annabelle Dowler Elizabeth Pargetter ….. Alison Dowling Freddie Pargetter ….. Toby Laurence Lynda Snell ….. Carole Boyd Roy Tucker ….. Ian Pepperell Peggy Woolley ….. June Spencer Rhiannon ….. Shelley Rees Tanners ..... Jane Slavin

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  • 31.12.2020
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    31/12/2020

    Jim and Jazzer agree their Christmas has been better than expected. All went well with meeting Fiona’s partner Angie albeit via a screen. Jazzer wonders about going to the New Year’s Eve bonfire but Jim is happy to stay in. Jazzer gets a message on his phone and swiftly heads out without saying where he’s going. While on their own at the New Year’s Eve bonfire and fireworks, Peggy makes Chris aware that she knows Alice has a problem with alcohol. Chris tries to put her off but Peggy won’t be fobbed off. She warns him of the damage alcohol can do to a family. He must be prepared to leave Alice if things get really bad. Peggy shares her own experiences of being married to alcoholic Jack Archer. Chris reveals that Alice is already getting help so Peggy really doesn’t need to worry. As the midnight bells chime, Peggy reads the poem Ring Out Wild Bells by Tennyson. Jazzer helps open the broken door at the cricket pavilion to free Tracy who’s got stuck inside. Jazzer goes to grab some of his homebrew, leaving the door to slam shut. Now they’re both stuck inside the pavilion. They drink Jazzer’s homebrew. Jim calls Jazzer to check he’s OK and wish him Happy New Year. Jazzer tries the door again and it opens. Both released as the bells chime for 2021, Jazzer and Tracy kiss.

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  • 30.12.2020
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    30/12/2020

    Elizabeth breaks the news to Freddie that Kirsty can’t host tonight’s Christmas Show. Freddie panics and Elizabeth reminds him that, with the tenth anniversary of Nigel’s death looming, his mental health is more important than anything else. Freddie insists he’s OK. He can’t let the show be a failure. He racks his brain for what to do and then takes on the role of host himself. Afterwards, Elizabeth congratulates Freddie on his performance. Even Bernard, Chair of the Lower Loxley Trustees, enjoyed it and was impressed with Freddie. Phoebe tells Kirsty not to worry about ruining her Christmas. It was already spoiled by trouble with the rewilding project. Phoebe’s stuck between Rex and Pip’s falling out over the ending of the Hollowtree tenancy. Kirsty tries to remind Phoebe of the project’s original vision. Phoebe’s grateful for Kirsty’s consistent support and points out what a great friend she is to so many people. Phoebe manages to persuade Kirsty to take part in the Round Ambridge Quiz on New Year’s Day. It’s all socially distanced so she won’t have to talk to anyone and if anyone does approach her, Phoebe promises to be her bodyguard.

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  • 29.12.2020
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    29/12/2020

    Susan’s expecting a call from Radio Borsetshire any day with Tracy’s petition for her return to the station proving popular, and her replacement presenter the opposite. Susan tells Tracy she doesn’t have to pretend she’s fine with Roman’s departure but Tracy says she hasn’t got time to think about him. While on the phone to Susan, Tracy spots a light on in the cricket pavilion and suspects a break in.Tracy discovers Jazzer’s used a spare key of Jim’s to store some of his homebrew at the cricket pavilion. He’s spotted it’s been peppered with knick-knacks, and Tracy has to own up to her own personal uses of the place – space away from her family and privacy for her and Roman! Jazzer strikes a deal to keep his homebrew there in exchange for his silence on Tracy’s pavilion activities. Worried for Tracy after their phone call, Susan arrives and teases Tracy about Jazzer fancying her as he departs.Roy’s brought more of Kirsty’s things from her Beechwood home. Since Christmas Eve she’s been staying with Roy and she apologises for spoiling his Christmas. Kirsty feels bad for being nasty to Roy when he’d queried Philip being Blake’s uncle. She doesn’t think she can do the Christmas Show tomorrow and she asks Roy to call Freddie for her. Then, Kirsty’s phone rings – it’s Rhiannon, Philip’s ex-wife. Police have been to Rhiannon’s looking for Gavin but he’s not there. Rhiannon has also heard from Philip, now on bail, but he doesn’t know where Gavin could be. Rhiannon’s sure Philip’s the one at fault. She’s worried sick about her son. Later, Kirsty tells Roy she’s going to get a solicitor to start divorce proceedings.

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  • 24.12.2020
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    24/12/2020

    When Philip returns home Kirsty asks him if he’s having an affair. Philip comes clean about how he runs his business. He insists he’s not doing anything wrong. Those who work for him have a roof over their heads and they are a lot better off than being homeless. Kirsty isn’t fooled and when Philip uses the word ‘horses’ she corrects him with ‘slaves’. Philip tries to get Kirsty to focus on the future but she wants to know about Blake, Kenzie and Jordan. Roy calls round to check up on Kirsty but Philip tries to stop Kirsty answering the door. As she realises what Philip has done with his workforce, she shouts to Roy to call the police.Meanwhile, Poppy’s carol singing to raise money for sepsis awareness charities. Eddie’s so full of himself after lots of praise for his Christmas Show performance last night, Clarrie warns him not to steal Poppy’s limelight. There’s no answer at Philip and Kirsty’s house so they move on. A little further on, Eddie asks Clarrie to renew their wedding vows. Clarrie says yes but the moment is cut short by a police car hurtling past.With Roy inside the house, Philip tries to convince Kirsty to give him a chance. But Kirsty won’t hear it. The only thing he can do for her is to tell the police where to find Blake, Kenzie and Jordan. Philip walks out of the house and hands himself in to the waiting police outside.

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  • 23.12.2020
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    23/12/2020

    Kirsty finds Gavin heading out. He says he’s going to his Mum’s and doesn’t know how long for. Kirsty asks if he’s gambling again and Gavin admits all that was a lie. He tells Kirsty she’s a lovely person but needs to open her eyes, and then leaves.Eddie reports to Jazzer how Vince has been putting up the decorations at Lower Loxley. He’s not sure why he’s been putting in the effort. Tracy’s surprised to learn that Jazzer is doing a reading in the show. She needles him about the bother he caused with Brad, and Eddie has to calm things down between them. But Jazzer’s had enough and leaves. Eddie thinks Tracy should give Jazzer a break but she can’t help it if he rubs her up the wrong way. Later Jazzer’s surprised to hear Tracy compliment his performance. He apologises for selling his homebrew to Brad and the two of them agree a truce.Roy finds Kirsty as she arrives later than planned for the Christmas Show. She seems distracted and he asks if she’s OK. She insists she is. Just before the show’s about to start Kirsty tells Roy what happened with Gavin. She wonders if Philip is having an affair. After the show Roy tries to buoy Kirsty. She shouldn’t allow her past let down with Tom cause problems now. But Kirsty’s sure there is something that’s being hidden from her. Roy advises all she can do is ask Philip for the truth.

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  • 22.12.2020
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    22/12/2020

    David’s not looking forward to his meet up with Vince. Ruth tries to allay his worries but David would still like her to ring him after half an hour so he has a reason to leave. David’s surprised by what he learns about Vince during their chat. The Rolls Royce he drives he actually bought for his dad who kept it immaculate. They both share a household with their mothers – Vince built a granny annex for his 20 years ago.Ruth calls David and hears that things are going OK with Vince – David doesn’t need rescuing like he thought. David’s relaxed in the knowledge that Elizabeth and Vince’s relationship is only a bit of fun. But then Vince makes it clear that he wants to do right by Elizabeth and asks David to help him out if he’s not on the right track. David half-heartedly agrees.To Freddie’s surprise Eddie happily takes Roman’s place in the Christmas Show. But Eddie gives the reading a go, he’s not inspired by the words of Milton and isn’t sure if he can step in after all. Freddie pleads with Eddie, he really needs to show to go right. He reckons Nigel would be embarrassed by the state of things as they are. This gets Eddie thinking about his own dad. Freddie convinces Eddie to tell a tale about Joe instead of the Milton extract in the Christmas Show – first performance is tomorrow!

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  • 21.12.2020
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    21/12/2020

    Oliver finds Tracy at the bar at Grey Gables – she’s waiting on Yaz who said she’d help with the petition to get Susan back on Radio Borsetshire. Oliver enquires about Kirsty’s imminent move to Wales and then consoles Tracy on Roman’s departure. Later at rehearsals Tracy’s ready to pack it in. Everyone’s asking her where Roman is. Oliver persuades her to stay for the rest of the rehearsal. He listens to her woes – Roman was such a catch but now she has to face up to life just being about taking care of her family. After the rehearsal, Oliver treats Tracy to dinner at Grey Gables and reminds her there is so much more about her than just her family duties. With Roman off to a new gig, Freddie takes up the reins of rehearsing the Christmas show. He realises that hardly any of the cast know their lines or even how the show will be performed. He vents to Lily. After the rehearsal, Freddie and Lily walk the show’s route and find that Roman hasn’t got the timings for the readings right. What’s more Roman himself was going to perform in the prime location by the main staircase. There only one person Freddie can ask to step in…

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  • 17.12.2020
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    17/12/2020

    Gavin and Philip meet Victoria to arrange the sale of Blake, Kenzie and Jordan. Gavin is taken aback by Victoria’s ruthlessness while Philip tries to keep the negotiation on track. On their way home, Gavin voices his concerns but Philip bats them away. He focused on how the future is looking better than ever.Back at Beechwood, Philip gives Kirsty a sign for their new home in Wales – it reads “cartrev”, home in Welsh. Kirsty finds the gift that Blake, Kenzie and Jordan bought for Philip (with the help of Gavin). She jokingly asks who his admirer is and Philip explains. He wants to give it to a charity shop but Kirsty thinks it’s sweet and should be on show on the mantelpiece.Tracy’s hardly slept thinking about all the details for a move to the Maldives. When Roman shows her photos of where they will live, Tracy realises he hasn’t thought this through at all – it’s too small for them as well as two teenagers. Roman insists he wants her to come because he loves her. But he doesn’t love her enough not to go it seems. Later, Roman catches up with Tracy unhappy with how their last conversation ended. He admits he hadn’t thought his plan through but, while he’ll miss Tracy, he can’t turn the job down. They part on good terms.

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  • 08.09.2020
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    Making Mince Pies with Jill Archer

    Join Jill in the kitchen at Brookfield as she makes a batch of her much loved mince pies

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