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Contemporary drama in a rural setting from the world's longest running radio soap opera. Follow the lives of the residents of the fictional farming community of Ambridge.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting from the world's longest running radio soap opera. Follow the lives of the residents of the fictional farming community of Ambridge.
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London, United Kingdom

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BBC

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Contemporary drama in a rural setting from the world's longest running radio soap opera. Follow the lives of the residents of the fictional farming community of Ambridge.

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English


Episodes

18/11/2018

11/18/2018
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Lily takes the strain and Roy struggles to adapt.

Duration:00:13:22

16/11/2018

11/16/2018
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Writer ..... Simon Frith Director ..... Kim Greengrass Editor ..... Jeremy Howe Jill Archer ..... Patricia Greene David Archer ..... Timothy Bentinck Ruth Archer ..... Felicity Finch Ben Archer ...... Ben Norris Helen Archer ..... Louiza Patikas Tom Archer ..... William Troughton Christine Barford .... Lesley Saweard Lilian Bellamy .... Sunny Ormonde Neil Carter ..... Brian Hewlett Susan Carter ..... Charlotte Martin Justin Elliott ..... Simon Williams Emma Grundy .... Emerald O'Hanrahan...

Duration:00:13:16

15/11/2018

11/15/2018
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It’s the day of the Planning Meeting. Beforehand, Jill presses Oliver about his views on Damara’s proposals. He’s all for affordable homes for people like Ed and Emma. Oliver mentions that he’s been waiting all week to hear back from Geraldine about some Hunt Ball issues. He alludes to the fact he’s going to an interview, but doesn’t say where. Later he delightedly tells Jill he’s got a job as the Bull’s new part-time barman. It’ll help keep him busy as he’s missing Caroline terribly. Tom’s...

Duration:00:13:28

14/11/2018

11/14/2018
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Lynda complains about the state of Brookfield barn – she can’t use it for rehearsals in this state. David asks Ben to do a better job, but Ben’s mind’s on training Bess; he’ll do it later. It’s the final straw when Lynda sees a rat. Ruth and David do some cleaning and Ben’s concerned when Josh finishes it off – he’ll want a favour back. Ruth asks Lynda to drop some of her roles, so Lynda gives David ‘Chaucer’. Lynda tells Ruth she’s found a way to enthuse the cast. She’s going to do the same...

Duration:00:13:16

13/11/2018

11/13/2018
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Justin reassures Susan that Neil has no need to worry about Berrow in his absence. Hannah’s doing a good job. Justin reckons she’s blossomed with the extra responsibility while Neil’s away. He hopes Neil appreciates her efficiency. Neil, meanwhile, spots what he perceives to be an error in the pig weight figures Hannah’s submitted. Hannah sent a less than full lorry of pigs off to the abattoir. If it was him he’d have put a few more pigs in even if they weren’t quite up to weight. He hopes...

Duration:00:13:21

12/11/2018

11/12/2018
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Shula’s keen to check how Oliver’s getting on with the organisation of the Hunt Ball. Oliver’s happy with it; it’s not the first one he’s done, and it’s giving him something to do. Later at the karate class Emma and Shula agree it’s unfair of Damara to go back on their promise and reduce the number of affordable homes at the Beechwood development. It’s good of Jill to speak up at the upcoming council meeting, but Emma’s not hopeful. They remark on the absence of Helen at the class. Emma...

Duration:00:13:13

11/11/2018

11/11/2018
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Johnny’s trying to keep up with the intricacies of Hannah and Tom’s relationship. He learns that Hannah isn’t going to the Nuffield presentation, but Natasha is, and that Natasha’s split up with her boyfriend. Good news for Tom, comments Hannah. She’s fine with it. Justin’s found out Duncan’s left Berrow. Hannah explains he didn’t take to the new weekend shift pattern, and she tore him off a strip, so he quit. It’s no loss as far as Hannah’s concerned; though she points out that Neil...

Duration:00:13:04

09/11/2018

11/9/2018
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Hannah wonders if the offer is still open to come to Tom’s Nuffield presentation. But things have moved on with Natasha, and Tom doesn’t want her to get the wrong idea. Tom asks if she fancies and night in. Hannah pretends to have plans. Joe has applied to work in The Bull. Unfortunately, Jolene found his CV totally illegible. Roy wonders if Lexi is okay. Things haven’t been right between them since she got back. Lexi insists she’s just adjusting, and missing the girls. Roy is a lovely man –...

Duration:00:13:04

08/11/2018

11/8/2018
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Emma is pleased to find her scathing criticism of Lower Loxley’s Halloween quoted in The Echo. She notices that Neil is still looking for his phone, and takes pity on him. Neil can’t understand how it ended up in the tea towel drawer. When he turns it on he finds messages from Duncan saying he’s fallen out with Hannah and resigned. Susan is exasperated, insisting that this is Hannah’s problem. Neil attempts to go to bell ringing practice, but he can barely stand. Susan insists that it’s time...

Duration:00:13:20

07/11/2018

11/7/2018
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In the Bridge Farm shop Hannah asks Tony if he’s looking forward to Tom’s Nuffield presentation. She’s surprised to hear it’ll be quite a glamourous affair. Lilian joins them, saying she regrets not being able to go herself. Lilian tells Tony all about last night’s Canterbury Tales rehearsal. Lynda did not respond well to Jim’s notes. Peggy’s anxious for Christine to return home. Tony and Lilian urge her to be patient. Peter wants her to stay at The Laurels for as long as she needs to....

Duration:00:13:06

06/11/2018

11/6/2018
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David takes Ben to a sheep dog breeder. Ben can’t see the point, until David reveals that Ben will be choosing and training the dog. Ben tries to confess to running over a badger, but David cuts him off. He’d rather draw a line under the joyriding. Ben takes his new responsibility very seriously. He chooses Bess, and starts planning his training regime immediately. Natasha visits Bridge Farm to speak to Helen about fruit drinks. Tom is delighted that Natasha has agreed to come early and meet...

Duration:00:13:22

05/11/2018

11/5/2018
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Tom issues an invitation and Jim offers some unwelcome advice

Duration:00:13:22

04/11/2018

11/4/2018
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Susan’s worried that Neil isn’t resting enough to give his back time to recover. She secretly reveals to Emma that she’s hidden his phone in the tea towel drawer otherwise he keeps checking his emails and worrying about work. Emma doesn’t approve, but Susan’s convinced she’s doing the right thing. Neil’s determined to be well enough for ringing practice – Remembrance Sunday is fast approaching. Elizabeth’s still putting a brave face on Lower Loxley’s Halloween disaster. She blames Roy for...

Duration:00:13:14

02/11/2018

11/2/2018
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Ben shows Ruairi how to ‘drift’ in Brookfield’s pickup. They’ve had to move to Brookfield to avoid Brian – although Ruairi thinks his Dad is in no position to lecture him about errors of judgement. Ruairi’s going back to school tomorrow, so he persuades Ben to drive them to some more challenging terrain, which they can only reach by road. Once Ben realises Ruairi won’t be dissuaded he insists on driving. Ben is shaken when he hits a badger. Ruairi isn’t bothered, but Ben reflects that they...

Duration:00:13:18

01/11/2018

11/1/2018
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Pip’s furious to discover that Josh has bought bakery leftovers to supplement Brookfield’s animal feed. It goes against the whole ethos of their dairy herd. Josh is defensive – he saw an opportunity and took it. There wasn’t time to consult everyone. David and Ruth aren’t convinced either, but Ruth comes up with a compromise. They’ll mix some of the bakery leftovers into the feed for the Herefords, freeing up more silage for the dairy herd. Lynda’s holds her first Canterbury Tales rehearsal...

Duration:00:12:59

31/10/2018

10/31/2018
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Jennifer misses cooking for the shoot. Pam Gibson’s caterers are adequate but impersonal. Brian also feels left out – Martyn is Will’s boss now. In fact, Brian’s invented a conference call with Debbie later so that he can leave early. Lee has to tell Henry off at his karate session. Lee explains that pushing Keira out of the way in his rush to help isn’t an appropriate way to behave. Henry’s upset, despite Lee’s efforts to comfort him. Later, Henry tells Helen that Lee doesn’t want him, just...

Duration:00:13:08

30/10/2018

10/30/2018
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Tom tries to make-up with Jazzer, and ends up following him on a run. Tom feels really bad about how tactless he was over his arrangement with Hannah. Jazzer doesn’t want to talk about it, and the stalemate continues until they both collapse with exhaustion. Jazzer thinks Hannah deserves to be more than just practise for Tom “getting back in the game”. Tom also apologises for being insensitive to Jazzer’s feelings, but Jazzer insists he isn’t still moping about Hannah. Jazzer agrees to be...

Duration:00:12:52

29/10/2018

10/29/2018
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Helen and Johnny are very impressed by the cattle they see in Stafford. They buy ten, intending to source the rest from France later. They hope Tony will be impressed. Johnny’s keen to get home in time to change for a Young Farmers’ event tonight. There’s going to be a girl called Lou there, but Johnny insists she’s just a mate. Hannah and Tom arrive home early. Today Neil put his back out lifting a pallet, and Hannah had to take him home. Hannah hopes that’ll teach him to stay in the office...

Duration:00:13:11

28/10/2018

10/28/2018
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Elizabeth’s finally found a solicitor that might have been prepared to take Freddie’s case, but there’s nothing he can do now that the appeal deadline has passed. David points out that she couldn’t have worked any harder. But Elizabeth blames herself for letting Freddie down. Freddie’s accepted Shula’s application to visit, and Elizabeth admits to feeling jealous but she won’t accept David’s sympathy. Work has been a good distraction. Johnny’s texted Lily to suggest that she check in with...

Duration:00:13:14

26/10/2018

10/26/2018
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Tom teases Jazzer about chasing women from his milk round. Jazzer counters that he has his eye on a more serious relationship. But Jazzer won’t name the lady in question for fear of jinxing it. Later, Johnny complains about being kept awake at night. He tells Jazzer, in confidence, that Tom and Hannah are sleeping together. Later, Tom happily reports to Jazzer that Natasha has finally answered his calls. Jazzer asks where this fits in with sleeping with Hannah. Jazzer can’t bear the idea...

Duration:00:13:03