The Archers

A contemporary drama in a rural setting.


  • 24/09/2020

    Sep 24 2020

    Alice and Gavin bump into each other by the river. They agree they’re not getting any divine inspiration there. Gavin reveals little, but suggests he’s keen to get out of the Ambridge goldfish bowl. Alice admits nothing’s private in the village. She’s considering a termination and doesn’t know what to do. Gavin advises her to take someone with her if she decides to do it; she shouldn’t be on her own. His ex, Kelly, had one last year. It was her decision in the end. The timing was wrong. Gavin wa...more

  • 23/09/2020

    Sep 23 2020

    Lynda has drawn up clear rules of engagement: She and Robert will have half the garden each for Sunday’s competition. Robert, however, believes she’s given herself a bigger portion, and re-draws the map. Lynda’s horrified. Eventually, and with a new map, they’re happy, but continue to bicker over shade and watering, weeding and design. Lynda maintains Robert’s just sore because he’s on his own without her back-up. Robert insists come Sunday he’ll be in the medals, leaving Lynda’s half standing. ...more

  • 22/09/2020

    Sep 22 2020

    Chris delivers and positions Lynda and Robert’s new bird feeder. It’s not quite what they expected but they don’t let on to Chris. Chris confesses to them his concerns over Alice. She’s been given a clean bill of health but he can’t help worrying, especially when his work takes him too far away to pop home to check on her. Lynda speaks from her perspective of the importance of not being fussed over. Robert suggests gently that Alice might well need some support. Lynda emphasises that it’s about ...more

  • 21/09/2020

    Sep 21 2020

    Lynda and Robert are admiring the fruits of their labours in the garden ahead of their entry in the Flower and Produce Show. Lynda wonders whether they’ve been bold enough. It’s art, and needs a coherent vision. They must follow their instincts, and subvert the form. Her desire for more trellis in order to achieve this puzzles and dismays Robert, but he reluctantly goes with it. Philip isn’t enamoured with judgemental Jennifer, who’d slagged him off after the explosion. Kirsty explains Jennifer...more

  • 17/09/2020

    Sep 17 2020

    Fallon’s working with impatient Jazzer to fashion the best look for his Naughty Milkman audition photos. They chat about Alice, agreeing it’s no surprise she’s a bit shaken after her ordeal. Fallon feels guilty for cancelling their plans to meet, but Jazzer assures her she’s not to blame. They settle on a New Romantic look, but Jazzer’s not at all keen on the make-up. By the time Fallon’s finally happy with the look and snapping away, she discovers they’re too late. Jolene and Lilian have alread...more

  • 16/09/2020

    Sep 16 2020

    Chris is full of questions for Alice when he collects her from hospital, but she’s not for talking. She’s fine; she was just dehydrated and fainted. Once they’re home he quizzes her further. She admits she’s sorry for all the trouble, but she feels stupid and embarrassed. Waking up in hospital knowing the police had been involved made her feel guilty and scared. It won’t happen again. Gavin explains he dropped Alice at the hospital, against instructions. But Philip’s fine with it; it shows Gavin...more

  • 15/09/2020

    Sep 15 2020

    Gavin’s taking Blake to a medical appointment, under cover; Blake’s not meant to be working. He assures Philip he’ll manage it. Philip ticks off Gavin for getting too matey with the slaves. Later Gavin reports Blake’s clearly still in pain with his back. Philip reckons they can’t go a man down and asks if they should get rid of Blake but Gavin’s not sure. Chris apologises to Philip for his cousin Brad sending a fake solicitor’s letter. It’s a touchy subject for Philip. He asks Chris about the ...more

  • 14/09/2020

    Sep 14 2020

    Jazzer comments that working with the fish isn’t much fun. He’s less than impressed also with the Naughty Milkman campaign. He jokes he’ll issue a cease and desist letter. Fallon tries in vain to explain that the ‘milkman’ is just a photo gimmick and it will be Kenton delivering the usual stuff from The Bull. Jazzer isn’t comforted. He’s struggling with the current proliferation of delivery men; they’re too common, he doesn’t stand out any more. Fallon has a brainwave – maybe Jazzer could be the...more

  • 10/09/2020

    Sep 10 2020

    On her radio show Susan surprises Jolene and Kenton with questions about Prospero’s antics in Harrison and Fallon’s garden yesterday. A clip has been posted on social media. Kenton explains it was the peacock feather display that riled Prospero; Harrison just got in the way. They try to play down the incident but Susan focuses on the dangers of peacocks, which does nothing to help promote The Bull. Susan ends the interview before asking about the Naughty Milkman campaign, which she refers mistak...more

  • 09/09/2020

    Sep 09 2020

    Lilian’s not really listening while Jolene describes the problems with the new peacock, Prospero, and how Kenton is searching for him now he’s missing. Jolene asks what’s up but Lilian won’t say. Meanwhile, Jolene has some peacock feathers for Harrison for a garden display; he and Fallon are doing a virtual tour of their garden as a trial for the Flower and Produce Show. As they watch the tour later, Jolene and Kenton spot ‘missing’ Prospero attacking Harrison. Susan’s asked Jolene to be a gu...more

  • 08/09/2020

    Sep 08 2020

    Robert leaves a message for Leonie asking if he can stay for a few days as he seems to be getting under Lynda’s feet at the moment. He then calls Lilian to ask if she will keep an eye on Lynda in his absence. Lilian is stunned that things are so bad between Robert and Lynda. She thought they were set for a night of passion but Robert explains how it went wrong. Lilian urges him to not give up so easily on the woman he loves. So bombarded is Robert, he hangs up. Tracy explains that she’s confisc...more

  • 07/09/2020

    Sep 07 2020

    Jolene senses Emma’s low mood. Emma reveals she’s had a row with Chris and Alice but won’t give all the details. Jolene encourages Emma to make amends but Emma’s not sure she can. Meanwhile, Jolene’s keen to get Emma thinking about how to boost business at The Bull. She and Kenton already have a promotional idea for the pub’s delivery service – a model dubbed as The Naughty Milkman. Susan recounts to Tracy the awkward family barbecue at the weekend. Chris and Alice avoided Emma and Ed, and Chri...more

  • 03/09/2020

    Sep 03 2020

    Alice is eager to out-do Kate with plans for celebrating Xander’s first birthday. She wants Chris to make something impressive because Kate is organising a baby tea at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Alice’s plans for a surprise birthday party for Ian are ruined by Adam and Ian booking a last minute trip to the Lake District. Brian has already bought loads of alcohol and she’d arranged party bags. Tracy puts Susan on the spot by ringing in to her Radio Borsetshire show under a pseudonym, asking f...more

  • 02/09/2020

    Sep 02 2020

    Emma’s upbeat mood cheers Ed who’s discovered Eddie’s using the sheep shed for extra turkey poults. Emma wants to talk to Fallon about extending the use of the Tearoom’s orchard seating area. Both Philip and Gavin are shocked to discover they are being sued by Tracy for the explosion at Grey Gables. A letter from a solicitor on her behalf claims it’s caused her psychological distress. Gavin convinces Philip not to rush to confront Tracy. Alice rehearses what she’ll say to Ed. Thinking that he h...more

  • 01/09/2020

    Sep 01 2020

    Gavin’s pleased to be back working after living with Blake, Kenzie and Jordan through lockdown. It was alright for his dad living the life at Beechwood, while he was stuck in a poky flat. He acknowledges he’s over his relationship with Kelly and feels happy to move on. Philip isn’t being too chatty. He’s keenly aware how important their current job is; they need to build the business back up. This year so far has been awful, and a wake-up call for Philip. Once the business is in a good place he ...more

  • 31/08/2020

    Aug 31 2020

    Susan calls Tracy regarding a negative comment she’s had about her radio show. Tracy’s busy tidying up after her kids and waiting on her dad. She asks Susan if Bert can stay with her for a couple of weeks. When Susan says no Tracy plays a practical joke on her, and suggests she, Chelsea and Brad move in with Susan instead. Despite her initial resistance, Alice has agreed to job share with Adam at Home Farm. She enjoys having the office to herself. She can’t believe Adam’s not planning anything f...more

  • 27/08/2020

    Aug 27 2020

    Lynda sends Lilian a photo of herself in her chosen wig, but is disappointed when Robert doesn’t notice it. Chris takes Lynda by surprise when he turns up with the hanging basket Robert commissioned. He noticed her hair immediately which flusters Lynda. While out shopping, Robert worries about what to say to Lynda about the wig; he doesn’t want her to have to pretend with him. Lynda apologises to Chris for her manner earlier. She warms to the hanging basket but can’t help thinking it’s not real...more

  • Making Mince Pies with Jill Archer

    Dec 09 2019

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