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A contemporary drama in a rural setting.

A contemporary drama in a rural setting.


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A contemporary drama in a rural setting.




The Archers: 26/07/2021

Ian demands the truth



Roy finally gets to meet up with his date Leyla at a restaurant. After a stumbling start the ice is broken. They have a great time and laugh at their nerves now they’re finally meeting up in person. When the wrong food arrives for Leyla, Roy gives her a short tutorial on how to complain effectively, which Leyla enjoys. They agree happily to meet up again, this time in Ambridge. Ian’s still bothered by Adam’s shiftiness. He tells Helen he’s sure Adam’s lying to him again. He ducks out of...


The Archers: 22/07/2021

Ian’s suspicions are raised



Ben speculates about visiting Alice and taking in some Nottingham nightlife, but Ruairi reminds him she doesn’t want visitors. Ruairi reports Brian’s still sore about the money lost to the rehab centre, though Jennifer’s feeling better now that Alice is settled with Amy. Ruairi’s hoping his A level results are ok – he can’t wait to get away to university. Ben starts his nursing degree in September. Ruairi suggests celebrating – but they need to think bigger than Nottingham. Keen Ben texts...


The Archers: 21/07/2021

Helen makes a breakthrough.



Lee’s spotted something at the house of awkward neighbour Kyle, and alerts Helen. Later Helen encounters Kyle, who as ever aims his vitriol at her. Helen makes it clear she knows he’s had a woman at his house. She’s not afraid to post photos online if Kyle doesn’t leave her and her family in peace. Kyle backs down, and entreats Helen not to tell his wife what he’s up to. Helen reports her victory to Lee. It felt good – even if she had to bluff about the photographs! Alice asks if Fallon and...


The Archers: 20/07/2021

Alan has a brainwave.



Kirsty admires the rewilding land. Phoebe enthuses it will be even better once the Longhorns are let loose on it – exciting! Phoebe comments her dad was online chatting with Leyla into the small hours. Kirsty notes they’re due to meet up soon. Phoebe hopes he knows what he’s doing after Leyla’s previous no-show. Kirsty suggests Roy should just have fun. But she does acknowledge it’s odd there’s no trace of Leyla online. Later she shares some information with Phoebe: Leyla’s a biology...


The Archers: 19/07/2021

There’s a shock for Brian.



Helen’s shaken by unwelcome shopper and neighbour Kyle, as he makes sarcastic comments about the produce and prices. As she discloses the encounter to Lee, she feels disappointed in herself that she let Kyle walk all over her; he’s determined to keep badmouthing her on the group chat. Lee declares he’ll have it out with him but Helen stops him; she should do it. Later in the Bull Helen’s struggling with tricky Kyle, and Lee tries to step in. His efforts are fruitless as Kyle twists his...



Ruth helps Ben and David prepare to fence a hole in a hedge. She’s nervous about buying new cows today. Meanwhile David is full of positivity, he’s even whistling. Later, Ruth calls David from the sale to say they’ve bought fifteen excellent cows. Ben acknowledges his dad’s cautiousness when it came to expanding the dairy herd. David’s pleased they’re shaking things up a bit and praises his son for doing the same with his nursing course. With the new cows settled in the field, Ruth is...



Phoebe chats to Roy about how the rewilding camping is already proving popular, but he’s distracted by his imminent date with Leyla. They’ve talked a lot on the phone but this is their first face-to-face meeting and he doesn’t want to disappoint. Then Roy returns early; the date’s been called off because Leyla’s train was cancelled. This makes Phoebe suspicious. She quizzes Roy about Leyla and later looks her up online but can’t find anything. She puts it to her dad that he could be being...



Ed is surprised to find a stranger at the breakfast table at Grange Farm. They quickly place one another – it is Mr York who taught Ed at school. Eddie explains that they will be dropping him off at his wedding before going to work at the livestock market. There is no time for the groom to go home so he is borrowing Ed’s wedding suit. It is not a great fit. On the way to the wedding Mr York reveals his nicknames for Ed, Will and Emma. He is relieved George has finished school – he wouldn’t...



Ben has a bout of last minute nerves before his interview for a nursing course tomorrow. He doesn’t think his relevant experience will measure up. Ruth reassures him he’ll be fine. She shares her experience of having cancer and going through treatment. Ben’s inspired to hear it was the nurses who kept her sane through it all. Ruth tells him she can see him doing that kind of thing. He has empathy in spades and will be great at supporting patients. Eddie’s looking forward to impressing the...



Shula insists Neil’s done enough gardening in lieu of payment for Keira’s initial riding tuition but Neil is keen to help out, admitting that he’s grateful for the respite from all the stresses at home. On his return to Ambridge View, Neil and Susan realise they are both due to be working later. They bicker and acknowledge that they’re both tired from juggling care for Martha and the stress of Alice’s alcoholism. Shula interrupts them to return Neil’ secateurs. When Susan learns how much...



Brian drives Alice to her rehab facility and they chat in the car. Jennifer was emotional saying goodbye but Alice knows that Brian is different. Brian is proud of Alice for committing to rehab – he always has been and nothing has changed. Alice remembers how proud he was watching her in a school play – he’ll dig out the video when she’s away. Alice worries about Martha forgetting her after a month away. At a service station, Brian phones ahead as Alice has delayed them with constant...



Kate turns up unexpectedly at Jakob’s surgery, finding him covered in blood from an injured horse. Why is she here? Kate wants them to move in together. Jakob is not sure – they tried it before and it didn’t work. Kate’s hurt and frustrated by his lack of spontaneity. Kate is also avoiding Peggy and is still angry with her, but Jakob puts Kate off moving out and leaving Peggy vulnerable. Jakob points out that for such a proud woman as Peggy, admitting her mistakes and apologising to Alice...



Joy joins Shula and Lynda for her first meeting as part of the fete planning committee. Shula’s not keen on Lynda’s big idea for some pandemic-inspired baking. Joy has a great idea, around making scarecrows, and after going into some detail Lynda just about conceals her glee in pointing out that it’s been done before. However, Shula says it doesn’t mean the end for the idea – 2011 was a long time ago, and they should put it to the full committee. Through gritted teeth Lynda agrees. Kate...



It’s a big day at Lower Loxley with the last of their Drive-In Movie nights as well as the opening of the new art exhibition. Vince tries to get the low-down on what Iris said to Elizabeth. Elizabeth explains she reassured his mother that she’s not after his money. Lily’s horrified to bump into Sol. He explains he’s come for the drive-in movie and thought he’d look round the place first. He’s surprised to learn that Lower Loxley is in fact Lily’s family business. Sol gently explains he’s...



Waking up in the Bridal Suite, things are back on track for Vince and Elizabeth – until his mother, Iris Casey, arrives. She takes the place by storm, embarrassing Vince. But Elizabeth takes to her. Iris takes herself around Lower Loxley. First she interrupts Freddie who’s briefing the plumber. Presuming he works there, she digs for dirt on Elizabeth. Then Iris meets Rex who has to clarify that he’s not Russ. Vince tries to track his mother down and persuade her to go home, but Iris won’t be...