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03/02/2023

03/02/2023

2023-02-0313:09

Writer, Tim Stimpson Director, Peter Leslie Wild Editor, Jeremy Howe Brian Aldridge ….. Charles Collingwood Pat Archer ….. Patricia Gallimore Tony Archer ….. David Troughton Natasha Archer ….. Mali Harries Tom Archer ….. William Troughton Lilian Bellamy ….. Sunny Ormonde Lee Bryce ….. Ryan Early Harrison Burns ….. James Cartwright Alice Carter ….. Hollie Chapman Susan Carter ….. Charlotte Martin Ruairi Donovan ….. Arthur Hughes Justin Elliott ….. Simon Williams Chelsea Horrobin ….. Madeleine Leslay Adam Macy ….. Andrew Wincott Freddie Pargetter ….. Toby Laurence Lynda Snell ….. Carole Boyd Julianne Wright ….. Lisa Bowerman
02/02/2023

02/02/2023

2023-02-0213:13

Tom and Natasha mull over how hard Jennifer’s death must be for Brian. Meanwhile, Natasha’s been doing more research into child modelling. She shares what she’s learned with Tom who comments she’s looked into it a lot for someone who isn’t keen on the idea. Natasha tentatively suggests they pay for the portfolio shots on a credit card. Tom’s cautious, there’s no guarantee their daughters will make the money back with bookings. They’re unable to reach a decision before Pat joins them. She’s sent them an adorable photo she’s taken of Nova and Seren much to Natasha’s delight. Now on the same page, Natasha and Tom tell Pat that Nova and Seren have been head hunted by a modelling agency. Pat tries to sound a note of warning, but Natasha and Tom are too enthralled by the money Nova and Seren could earn for their futures to listen. Lilian lets off steam to Lynda about Justin trying to make her feel better and the imminent arrival of James, Leonie and Mungo. She then realises she’s walked in on Lynda’s hair appointment with Chelsea. Pleased, as ever, with Chelsea’s cut, Lynda suggests Lilian also has her hair done. Lilian reluctantly agrees and ends up recounting a funny moment with Jennifer at Fabrice’s salon. Her laughter turns to tears. She apologises but both Chelsea and Lynda understand. Lynda reminds Lilian of how supportive she was when Lynda was recovering from her injuries. With news that James and Leonie will arrive earlier than expected, Lynda reassures Lilian that everything will be fine.
01/02/2023

01/02/2023

2023-02-0113:08

Tom asks Tony if he and Pat will babysit on Valentine’s Day. Tony quickly agrees while distracted by a phone call Adam is taking. Adam explains Brian has been reported to the police, but the details aren’t clear and heads off to see what’s going on. In Adam’s absence, Tom makes a silly error in planting the new edible forest garden beds. Tony and Tom laugh at the error which can be easily fixed. Natasha joins them and out of earshot of Tony shows Tom the approach from a modelling agency. Natasha is cautious but Tom persuades her to at least find out more from the agency. She stops Tom from telling Tony about the prospect. At the Home Farm house Harrison explains to Adam that Brian is sitting in the front garden staring at the house. Adam gently talks to Brian who isn’t pleased about being talked down to. Adam reminds him it's no longer his property, but Brian is adamant he will stay until he is ready to leave. With Adam by his side, Brian reminisces about significant moments at the Home Farm house. This leads him to his argument with Ruairi. Adam mollifies Brian. He says Ruairi is grieving and lashing out and he thanks Brian for the generosity he’s shown him as a stepfather. They move on to happy summertime memories and Harrison approaches. Now he’s explained the situation to the Gills they don’t mind Brian taking his time. But Brian says it’s time to go – it’s all just memories and Jenny’s not here.
31/01/2023

31/01/2023

2023-01-3112:572

Alice interrupts Ruairi on the phone. He’s returning to London tomorrow. Alice tries to get him to stay until the weekend but he’s insistent he gets on with his life and will be back for the funeral. Over lunch Alice is desperate to engage Brian and Ruairi in an activity and suggests a boardgame. To Ruairi’s surprise, Brian opts for Cluedo. As Ruairi sets up the game, Brian talks to Ruairi about Jennifer raising him. Ruairi stops in his tracks when Brian mentions gratitude. Ruairi won’t buy Brian’s view that Jennifer loved bringing him up and angrily tells Brian that neither of them deserved Jennifer. For him they should both be ashamed rather than grateful. Ruairi storms off. Alice finds Ruairi about to leave Willow Cottage. Brian apologises but it’s not enough to make Ruairi stay. He feels like he’s always been the family’s dirty secret and in London he doesn’t have to pretend to be something he’s not. Freddie tries to help out at The Orangery but only gets in Chelsea’s way and crockery ends up smashed. Freddie admits to feeling like a spare part. He feels he’s learned everything he can at The Orangery. Chelsea tells him to do something else, he’s a Pargetter – what’s stopping him? Freddie thinks his mum won’t trust him but Chelsea eggs him on. One day he’ll be running Lower Loxley and he’s done more than enough to prove himself. Freddie remains unsure but Chelsea tells him to go for it.
30/01/2023

30/01/2023

2023-01-3013:042

Susan gently plies Lee with questions about the circumstances around Jennifer’s death. When Justin joins her, he ignores her mention of Jennifer and focuses on the shop’s stock layout. Susan isn’t sure about the changes but Justin convinces her to give it a go, promising to put it all back to how it was if there’s an uproar. Justin admits he’s trying to lift Lilian’s spirits but is struggling with knowing what to do for the best. When Susan says it’s your nearest and dearest that pull you through, Justin has an idea. Pat agrees to babysit Henry and Jack on Valentine’s night and asks Lee about his daughters. The move to America is still planned unless Mabel and Evie have other ideas. Lee sees their half term visit as a trial run of what it would be like if they moved in. Lee reassures a nervous Pat that if they were to live with him it would have to work for Helen, Henry and Jack too. He wouldn’t be able to do it without Helen by his side. Lynda calls on Lilian to approve her tribute to Jennifer for the village website. Lynda’s words reduce Lilian to tears. When Lilian wonders why Jennifer didn’t tell her about her heart condition, Lynda points out it can be hard to be honest with those we’re closest to. Justin returns home and announces that James, Leonie and Mungo are visiting this weekend. Lilian is appalled, she’s in no fit state to host. Justin is at a loss – he’s invited them and can’t tell them not to come.
29/01/2023

29/01/2023

2023-01-2913:122

Alice thinks Ruairi will benefit from reading Jennifer’s journal but he doesn’t want to know. However later she happens on him reading it. When Alice tries to connect with Ruairi over it, he rushes off. Alice reads the page Ruairi was looking at to Adam. It’s about Ruairi joining the family. Later she comforts Ruairi who softens towards her only to push her away again when she suggests inviting Julianne to Ambridge. Adam’s pleased to be keeping busy with work at Bridge Farm. He tells Tony and Pat the logistics for Jennifer’s funeral are complicated. Lilian is sorry to see him head off as she arrives with things still awkward between her and Tony and Pat. Pat implores Tony to clear the air with Lilian but Tony isn’t sure what else to say. Tony and Pat try to explain why he didn’t tell Lilian about Jennifer’s heart condition but they only rile Lilian who reminds them that she was with Jennifer when she collapsed. Tony points out that he is grieving too but Lilian only sees how unfair it was that he knew about Jennifer’s situation for months whereas her last memory is clutching Jennifer’s hand in an ambulance. Lilian seeks out Adam keen to talk to someone who feels the same as her about not knowing about Jennifer’s heart condition. Adam surprises her when he says he’s now come to see that it was Jennifer’s decision, and it shows her bravery. Lilian sees she’s the only one who won’t accept this and states she’ll be fine on her own.
27/01/2023

27/01/2023

2023-01-2713:162

Sorrowful Alice can’t face washing her mum’s clothes. They smell of her perfume. Kate tries to scoop her up, but Alice won’t be comforted. She feels it’s all of their faults that Jennifer kept her condition secret. Their mum knew that it would be hard for her children, so she took the burden, as usual. And now it’s too late for them to put things right. Adam’s tense, and he and Kate bicker over crossed wires about some paperwork for the funeral director. Adam’s anxious to get things underway, and they need to be on the same page. Alice interrupts them. She’s found her mum’s journal. They read about Jennifer’s love for Brian, and what life has taught her. They realise she kept her secret not because she was always putting herself last, but because she was putting the good things first. They need to remember that, instead of bickering. David, Neil and Jolene discuss broken Brian. David wonders whether he did any good yesterday. Jolene assures him he did – Brian knows there are people outside of his grief bubble who care. Neil has an idea. He goes to Willow Cottage, where he finds Brian talking to Tony, and gives Brian a hug, assuring him of the support of his friends. He persuades Brian to come to The Bull. Cautiously Brian agrees to one drink, and enjoys seeing a picture of Jennifer as a child that Kenton found. As Brian makes to leave, Jolene suggests raising a glass to Jennifer. Despite his initial reluctance, Brian joins in the toast.
26/01/2023

26/01/2023

2023-01-2613:13

Stella’s puzzling over whether or not to go ahead with the new drill. Who can she talk to now? Ruth acknowledges it’s hard, and agrees Stella needs to know where she stands. Later Stella asks Adam, and he approves the purchase – he’s glad Brian’s been won over to regenerative farming. He can’t see any of them being ready to get back to farming business for some time, so Stella’s free to take the reins. It’s fraught at Willow Cottage. Adam’s frustrated that Brian hadn’t spoken with Jennifer about any funeral wishes. Ruairi still feels guilty that he wasn’t around enough in recent months. Brian assures emotional Ruairi that Jenny understood, and was proud of him. David updates Ruth on the secret that was kept about Jennifer’s health condition. He’s worried, and goes to see Brian. Ruth spots Ruairi and invites him indoors. Ruairi declares he’s not getting involved in the blame game his siblings are playing. He hurt Jenny just by being born; he’s caused her only pain. Ruth points out the joy he brought Jennifer. But Ruairi feels he doesn’t deserve to grieve, and that he doesn’t belong in Ambridge. David finds pensive Brian at the spot where he proposed to Jennifer. He says it was Jenny who made their house a home – and he lost it. He believes the move to Willow Cottage was the final straw for his wife. David affirms it was family that mattered to Jennifer, not property. Brian can’t imagine how he’s going to go on.
25/01/2023

25/01/2023

2023-01-2513:031

Pat tells Tony that Lilian’s very jittery, convinced she could have done something more to prevent Jennifer’s death. She thinks Tony could ease this situation by confessing what he knows. Tony’s not sure. He talks to Lilian, entreating her not to blame herself for not being with her sister all the time on their trip. He can promise her it wouldn’t have made any difference. Tony admits that Jennifer had confided in him that she was ill, and he was sworn to secrecy. Lilian’s shocked and hurt. Why did Jennifer choose Tony – what about her, Lilian? Tony and Pat try to convince Lilian that it wasn’t because Jennifer didn’t trust her, more that she wanted to spare her having it at the back of her mind. When it’s clear Pat knew too, Lilian’s incensed. The two of them let her go away with Jennifer without telling her! Stung, Lilian leaves. The Aldridge siblings are gathered at Willow Cottage. Adam arranges flowers while Kate heats some food in the hope of tempting her dad to eat. Alice can’t persuade Ruairi to join them – he’s in his room pleading uni work. Adam stumbles on some doctors’ notes relating to his mum, which lists aortic stenosis as an existing condition. Brian admits he’d known since November. He explains Jennifer didn’t want to tell the family, or have surgery – they’d been through enough. As the siblings bicker, snipe and apportion blame, Ruairi comes in. He tells Alice Jenny’s had the last laugh keeping her secret. And without her they’re already falling apart.
24/01/2023

24/01/2023

2023-01-2413:13

Kate and Jakob drink cocoa at Willow Cottage. Kate hopes her dad’s getting some sleep. Jakob looks at a photo of a younger Kate at a road protest, which Jennifer had framed. He thinks Kate looks amazing; her mum must have clearly admired her stance to have kept the photo. They laugh over photos of Kate as a schoolgirl, just before she got expelled. This is news to Jakob. Kate counters that Erik was news to her – Jakob hadn’t give her much information about him at all. Jakob comments he’d noticed that wine was missing from his house, but was gratified to find the place tidied almost to his standard when he returned. Kate confesses this might have been Rex. Kate acknowledges through all her troubles her mum never stopped being there for her. As Kate talks about her mum’s life and potentially missed opportunities, Jakob hypothesises that Jennifer perhaps wished she could be more like Kate. Kate cries; she wishes she’d been able to thank her mum. Alice and Chris track down Ruairi at his London apartment and give him the news. Profoundly shocked, Ruairi lashes out in his anguish, shouting at them to leave his apartment. Julianne emerges from the bedroom and makes them tea. She calms Ruairi, suggesting he goes back to Ambridge with Alice. Alice and Chris think the situation’s weird, but are relieved to get Ruairi away. Ruairi makes them promise not to tell anyone about Julianne. They agree, and Alice reassures Ruairi they haven’t come to spy on him but to bring him home.
23/01/2023

23/01/2023

2023-01-2313:061

Frail Brian’s alone in his bedroom, ignoring his calls. Adam can’t persuade him downstairs. Tony and Lilian comfort one another. Lilian thanks Tony for breaking the news to Peggy. Tony confirms Peggy’s staying at Bridge Farm for now. Lilian observes their mum is looking small, her spirit drained away. The siblings agree it’s every parent’s worst nightmare to lose a child. Lilian’s brought back Jennifer’s belongings from the hotel. She couldn’t bear the thought of them being packed up by someone else. The others appreciate how hard this must have been, but Lilian says it gave her something to do. Adam hugs her. Alice can’t get in touch with Ruairi – she just hopes he’ll listen to his messages. Tony goes upstairs to Brian, and makes the mistake of sitting where Jennifer usually sat. Brian snaps at him, before confessing he’s pleased Ruairi hasn’t yet had the news. He’s lucky – he can carry on a bit longer thinking Jennifer’s alive. Tony’s attempts at kind words aren’t met well, and Brian leaves the cottage. Adam goes after him, but not before Brian’s waylaid by Stella. Adam swiftly updates her, requesting space for the family. Sympathetic Stella confirms she’ll take care of the farm. Alice collects Martha from Chris, taking comfort from her and appreciating Chris’s attentive kindness. She reassures him she knows what to do if she feels tempted to drink. She’s very worried Ruairi still doesn’t know what’s happened. She doesn’t have an address for him, though she’s sure she could find it. Chris offers to drive her to London tonight.
22/01/2023

22/01/2023

2023-01-2212:57

At Honeysuckle Cottage Adam cooks a Sunday roast dinner for the family. He and Alice chat about the fabulous time their mum seems to be having with Lilian on their break in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Kate arrives with exciting news: Jakob has booked her tickets to Durban to visit Noluthando and Sipho. Kate thinks it’s to make up for Jakob being away so long and leaving her with Erik. She goes next Saturday. She’s struggling to get someone to cover her work but will cobble something together. She needs to see Noluthando, who’s staying with Lucas for a while. She wants to be able to comfort her after her split from her boyfriend. Brian’s dropped in on Justin before supper, and the two compare notes on managing solo for a few days. They move on to talking shop, with Justin trying to persuade Brian a new disc drill’s a good idea all round. Brian soon loses track of time. He spots a missed call from Alice, and makes to leave. Justin’s phone then rings. It’s Lilian. Back at Honeysuckle, Adam gives up on his dad and dishes up. Kate waxes lyrical about the delights of South Africa as the work goes on around her. They’re interrupted by a call from Brian. Jennifer’s collapsed and is being rushed to hospital. The siblings dash off to join traumatised Lilian in A&E, and she updates them as best she can. When Brian appears it’s clear they’re too late. The hospital did all they could, but her heart wasn’t strong enough. Jenny’s gone.
20/01/2023

20/01/2023

2023-01-2013:142

Stella remains convinced Home Farm needs the new disc drill. It would work flexibly with their existing tine drill, and stand them in better stead with Borchester Land. Suspicious Brian thinks she’s been talking to Justin, but Stella entreats him to trust her judgement. Brian concedes he’ll consider the purchase but that’s all he’s promising. Lee admits to Tony that he’s not sleeping. He doesn’t want his girls to go to California, but he can see the attraction. Tony suggests they might not want to go – they would have a say in any decision. Lee’s encouraged by this, and asks Helen how she’d feel if the girls came to live with them. This is big for Helen. She agrees to give it some thought. Privately to Tony, Helen admits she’s frightened. She feels terrible, but she’s not sure she could do it. Saying no would break Lee’s heart. She doesn’t know what to do. Kate sympathises with Kirsty, thinking Erik’s left without saying goodbye. Kirsty sets her straight; she and Erik have spoken, and she knew he was going. She’s fine with it. She was always clear it was a fling; Erik’s not relationship material. It’s Kate who has the dependable brother. Kate admits she can’t wait to see Jakob. Later, she tells Adam she’s still worried about Noluthando, and will feel better when Jakob’s back. Spending time with Erik has made her feel she knows Jakob even more. Adam suggests he and Kate call Noluthando together – he hasn’t spoken to her for ages. Kate thinks Noluthando would love that.
19/01/2023

19/01/2023

2023-01-1913:061

Rex is keen to get the wine stain erased from Jakob’s kitchen floor, but Erik is relaxed about it. He’ll tidy up before he leaves; Rex should chill out. Rex is needled, and when Erik apologises for upsetting him he admits it’s because Erik reminds him of his own brother Toby. In turn Erik shares that Rex sometimes puts him in mind of Jakob. They chat about the frustrations they feel about their respective brothers, which helps them get a clearer perspective. Even though they handle things very differently, Rex misses his brother. Erik admits to feeling disappointed at not seeing Jakob on this visit. Rex declares it’s a reason for Erik to make a return trip. Erik says he never sticks around anywhere for long. He and Kirsty are keeping it casual. Rex hopes Kirsty knows that. Pat expresses her sympathy at Lee’s situation with his daughters. Lee affirms he’s going to fight their departure with everything he’s got. To Helen’s concern, he declares he’s already sought legal advice. Privately to her mum Helen reveals she thinks moving abroad could represent a fantastic opportunity for the girls. She wants to be supportive, but recognises Lee’s not seeing the bigger picture. She gently raises this with Lee. He admits tearfully that he has thought about the benefits for the girls. He doesn’t mean to be selfish but he can’t bear to let them go. He wouldn’t cope. Reluctant Helen promises to stand by him.
18/01/2023

18/01/2023

2023-01-1812:57

Stella’s still trying to persuade Brian into buying into the latest farm tech machinery she believes would benefit Home Farm into the future. Brian’s ambivalent, and with Stella in full flow he has to take a call. They pick up the threads afterwards, and whilst Brian admits he admires Stella’s passion, the cost is prohibitive and he still says no. Justin’s mentoring Jim at the shop and is pleased with his progress in ‘up-selling’. Erik comes in for a bottle of wine and Jim steers him towards three quality bottles, followed by a related sale of two boxes of chocolates. When Erik leaves Jim declares he found the transaction rather exhilarating. Justin reckons they’ll make a formidable team. Helen and Lee chat about the good time they had over Christmas with Lee’s daughters. Lee hopes they can spend more time together. Helen suggests they plan a holiday at Easter. But when Lee calls the girls’ mother, he discovers she’s taking them to California. It’s not just for a holiday – Alisha’s been offered a job and is taking the girls away for good. Shocked and angry, Lee can’t believe it’s happening. Helen points out Alisha would need his permission to move his daughters abroad; perhaps they can sit down and discuss it. This aspect hadn’t occurred to Lee and it galvanises him. He declares he’d deny his consent. There’s no way he’ll allow his children to be taken away.
17/01/2023

17/01/2023

2023-01-1719:17

Brad’s fretting that he’s not heard from Paige since last night. She’s read his texts but isn’t replying. Chelsea tries to reassure him as he shows her his messages to Paige; they’re all lovely. Finally he hears back; Paige isn’t interested and doesn’t want to see him again. However the message he got from her was sent in error, and meant for a mate of hers. Brad has a crisis of confidence, and Chelsea tells him not to worry, dating’s a minefield and people can be weird. He shouldn’t doubt himself. Brad says ruefully that he liked Paige. Chelsea sympathises and gives him a hug. Justin’s fulfilled all his allotted tasks in the shop and is keen to take a turn on the till. He tries to convince Jim of the virtues of up-selling and some gentle tweaks to their marketing strategy. Reluctantly Jim allows Justin to demonstrate his skills on the next client, who happens to be Rex. Jim warns Justin that Rex is a very particular sort of customer who tends to stick to a list, but Justin presses on. He successfully persuades Rex to buy a number of extra items, and spend more money than he planned. Jim’s impressed and can see the benefits of Justin’s techniques. If even a handful of customers spent a little bit more each week, the future of the shop would be in no doubt. He asks Justin to teach him the art of up-selling, a challenge which Justin cheerfully accepts.
16/01/2023

16/01/2023

2023-01-1613:07

Leonard brings back Tony’s unwanted guitar, now fully restored to working order. Tony hides his dismay and is genuinely impressed with the quality of Leonard’s repair. He admits reluctantly that he has no interest in the guitar. He’s going to have to tell Lilian. Later he tries to explain to Lilian that he has no memory of ever writing the letter to Father Christmas asking for one. Lilian’s wounded. She’d wanted to put right some past disappointments for Tony, and this seemed like a good way to do it. Tony assures her she did a very kind thing. He’d like to pass the guitar on to the younger generation and wonders if Mungo might like it. Lilian’s moved. She thinks Mungo will be delighted, and James and Leonie are keen for him to learn an instrument. Leonard spots that Lilian’s carriage clock has stopped. Lilian’s been meaning to get it fixed but hasn’t got round to it; it used to belong to their dad. Leonard offers to try and fix it. Tony says he’ll lend a hand. Brad’s finally bitten the bullet and arranged to meet Paige. He agonises over what to wear but Chelsea advises him to just be himself. After his date he reports to Chelsea on how it went. He admits he was nervous at first, but ended up having a lot of fun. Paige is great, and looked amazing. He’s messaging her to make sure she got home ok. Nice touch, says Chelsea – at this rate they’ll be booking a double wedding!
15/01/2023

15/01/2023

2023-01-1512:561

Brad’s preoccupation with his phone leads Chelsea to speculate he’s talking to a girl. Brad eventually admits it’s Paige, a girl he met on his maths course before Christmas. Chelsea instantly announces the news to Tracy, and both declare, teasing aside, that they’re pleased and excited for Brad. Chelsea’s shocked to discover Brad’s only been messaging Paige so far, having not met up with her since the course. What if she’s waiting for Brad to make the first move? Confused Brad isn’t sure what to do with Chelsea’s well-meant advice. Kate shares with Rex that Noluthando’s struggling with her rent after splitting with her boyfriend. Kate feels helpless so far away. Rex sympathises, and reports problems of his own. The boat has no heating and has sprung a leak. With Jakob away, Kate offers Rex the spare room at Rookery Cottage. She’s sure he’ll get on with Erik. When Kate introduces them later, she can’t help noticing the ‘relaxed’ state of the cottage. Erik promises he’ll tidy up. Kate says brightly that Rex will be company for Erik, but Erik protests he’s not lonely – as Kirsty walks in. She explains she and Erik have been hanging out, and it’s clear they’ve been having fun together. Kate makes a hasty exit, leaving awkward Rex to make small talk. Later Rex is a little perturbed that they’re getting through Jakob’s wine stocks, but Erik’s unfazed. Neither does he bat an eye when he smashes a bottle of red on the kitchen floor. He’s just happy it’s not on the cream carpet.
13/01/2023

13/01/2023

2023-01-1313:032

Lilian is mystified as to why Justin would want to work in the village shop. Justin insists he’s being community minded, but she’s sure there’s an ulterior motive. She warns him about possible tricky customers, a sentiment echoed by Susan when he begins his trial shift. She advises the main thing is not to let one’s impatience show. Justin’s calm until Lilian turns up. She makes herself a nuisance and asks for a refund. Justin needs Susan’s help, but Susan takes her time and Justin’s patience wears thin. Susan reports to Jim afterwards that Justin was fine with most of the customers, but hopeless with Lilian, who he allowed to wind him up. Given the choice between Justin and Joy, they decide on Justin. Susan reckons if he’s up to no good, this is a fair way to keep tabs on him. Erik can’t quite believe he’s been persuaded to swim in a river in January. He’s game however, and against Kirsty’s advice throws himself into the water straight away. Kirsty gently scolds him, what would she have told Jakob if anything had happened? Erik assures her he’s alright, but his hands go numb and Kirsty insists they get out. As they sip hot chocolate afterwards in the warmth from a fire, they chat about relationships and their single status. Erik gives away far more information than Kirsty, who finds it refreshing not to dwell on her past but simply enjoy the company of a handsome man. She invites Erik back to her place, an offer he accepts with pleasure.
12/01/2023

12/01/2023

2023-01-1213:011

Tom tells Adam how tired he and Natasha are. Adam reassures him that things will become more normal eventually – after all, they have got twins. Tom affirms that they’re probably lucky getting it all done in one go, though two will be enough for them. Gingerly Adam breaks the news of his edible forest garden idea. To Adam’s surprise and relief, Tom seems to love it. Kate’s having another stab at her cold weather yoga class at the rewilding site, this time on a better day. She’s still worried people won’t turn up. As she and Kirsty set up the mats, Kirsty comments she’s pleased to hear Kate and her family have given up on the church window idea. Kate’s touchy and Kirsty apologises. Kate admits she’s on edge; she wishes she’d cancelled this class. She gets a text from Noluthando, who’s split up from her boyfriend. Kate hates being so far away from her. She goes to call her while Kirsty holds the fort. Erik arrives and Kirsty recognises him as Jakob’s brother. He’s come to cheer on Kate for her class, which Kirsty thinks is nice of him. The class is well attended and a success; they agree they’ll definitely do it again. As they pack away Kirsty and Erik chat. Kirsty announces she might wild swim tomorrow, and asks Erik to go with her. He agrees. Kirsty pledges to bring hot chocolate, and Erik matches her with an offer of cake. They each establish the other’s single, and they look forward to their unorthodox first date.
Comments (54)

Tracy Babione

the survey is bogus. please send me the link. my computer will not let me go to the survey site. thanks Tracy Babione Casting Director for The Kyleson Chronicles Podcast

Sep 6th
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mohammadreza oulapour

Is it any transcription of episodes available?

Jan 21st
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Sandy Letendre

Yay!! Goodbye Hazel, don’t let the door hit you on the way out, haha.

Jan 13th
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Mat Kim

I LOVE THEIR ACCENT

Sep 27th
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Vimukthi Lakmal Madusanka

nice ones 😉

Jun 8th
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Noeleen O'Byrne

I love how kind Jim was to Alice yest. Hope she gets help she needs.

May 21st
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H. P

why the podcast is not downloadable?

Mar 4th
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Helen Pike

Such a beautiful episode to mark Rory's 18th birthday. Very sensitively done.

Nov 12th
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Spiritdove

guess they don't have the modern cherry picker machines

Jul 20th
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Carl Durbridge

This new "lockdown" format is truly awful! I mean it's absolutely terrible. do we have to hear the thoughts of every character? truly horrible. you could have done this so much better.

Jun 6th
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Noeleen O'Byrne

it's a pity we cant hear old episodes on castbox

May 15th
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Emily Lonsdale

its like the archers are in a parell universe right now with us all in lock down. but I kinda like it

Mar 26th
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Helen Pike

A dramatic storyline this week in March, well written as always. But our world is going through some scary times right now. I know the explosion storyline will be played out with characteristic sensitivity. But I hope we can enjoy some lightness and hope in future episodes too. Many people will be isolated and potentially poorly in the weeks ahead. I for one find my Archers 'family' comforting and providing some structure and warmth when life feels frightening. I suspect I'm not the only one.

Mar 13th
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Debbie Kay Langford

One question. How do those with a West Country accent pronounce Emma, Gemma and Linda? I'm pretty sure it's not Emmer, Gemmer and Linderr.

Feb 13th
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Stu Cook

Shameless reference to one of their other programs in this episode? Trust the BBC to promote their own product WITHIN their own product! 😁

Nov 15th
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Stu Cook

"because you never know what might be out there!" - Hahahaha, I guess he got spooked!

Nov 14th
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Stu Cook

"I never wanted 'im 'ere in the first place!" - I know that feeling lol 😀😁😂

Nov 3rd
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Taha Alavi

won't play because of "unknown error"

Nov 1st
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Stu Cook

"on one condition" - There's always a condition lol! 😁

Oct 22nd
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Stu Cook

"...a sleep-deprived zombie" - one that every parent can relate to, I bet! 😁👍

Oct 13th
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