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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

10/12/2018

12/10/2018
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Jill asks Pat what Christine is doing for Christmas as she has turned down an invite to Brookfield but Jill doesn’t know what her plans are instead. Jill goes out Christmas shopping with Shula and returns home to find Bess looking unwell after eating half a dozen mince pies. Shula and Jill take Bess to Alistair who wants to keep her in overnight. Shula asks Alistair about the vet practice sale. It’s going well but Alistair’s not happy they want to wind him down to retirement. After Alistair...

Duration:00:13:07

09/12/2018

12/9/2018
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Will is late meeting Joe and Clarrie to help with plucking the turkeys because Poppy had a tantrum about going to Emma’s. David twists Ben’s arm to help him fix the leak in the barn roof and then scarpers at the sight of Lynda, leaving Ben to appease her. Clarrie has been thinking of Nic even more than usual recently. Will doesn’t know how he can stop Poppy from hurting. David tells Lynda the barn’s roof leak is considerable which means The Canterbury Tales can’t be held there. He’s...

Duration:00:13:06

07/12/2018

12/7/2018
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Writer ..... Naylah Ahmed Director ..... Julie Beckett Editor ..... Jeremy Howe Jill Archer ..... Patricia Greene David Archer ..... Timothy Bentinck Pip ..... Daisy Badger Ben Archer ...... Ben Norris Jolene Archer .... Buffy Davis Tony Archer ..... David Troughton Helen Archer .... Louiza Patikas Tom Archer ..... William Troughton Brian Aldridge .... Charles Collingwood Jennifer Aldridge ..... Angela Piper Phoebe Aldridge ..... Lucy Morris Lilian Bellamy ..... Sunny Ormonde Harrison Burns...

Duration:00:13:16

06/12/2018

12/6/2018
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Helen bumps into Lee at The Laurels and she shares her worries about going to France. Later, at karate, Helen tells Lee about the Bridge Farm Christmas Tree tradition. Lee won’t be seeing his kids until after Christmas. After the class, Lee catches up with Helen to say thank you for the handmade card from Henry. He also urges her to make the most of her time in France and then talks her through a breathing technique which will help her relax. Back at home, Helen has the The Da Vinci Code to...

Duration:00:12:49

05/12/2018

12/5/2018
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Lily encourages Elizabeth to talk to the new manager, Glen. Elizabeth delegates birthday present shopping for Freddie to Lily. Phoebe is a sympathetic ear for Lily. Jolene gives Harrison a box of props which might be useful for The Canterbury Tales. Will talks to Jolene about Martyn Gibson ordering him to supply a Christmas Tree in BL colours to the Christmas Tree Festival at the church. Jolene tries to get him to see the positives. Lily finds Elizabeth feeling stressed after having to call...

Duration:00:13:20

04/12/2018

12/4/2018
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Brian is being chased for an answer to the buyer’s request to have the house sale done by Christmas. He thinks they could wait for another offer but Jennifer impresses on him how much they need the money. The buyers compromise on the sale being done by New Year. Later, Jennifer has worked out that it will just be her and Brian, Ruairi and Kate over Christmas so they’ll put most of their stuff into storage on the farm and make do for the festivities. Kirsty and Phoebe persuade heartbroken Roy...

Duration:00:13:57

03/12/2018

12/3/2018
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Feeling under the weather, Elizabeth delegates showing new manager, Glen, around Lower Loxley to Lily. The buyer for Home Farm wants the sale to completed by Christmas which Lilian thinks is ridiculous. Jennifer is trying to hold things together under the stress of it all. They know nothing about the buyer except that they are called Gill. Rex has a taxi job to Deck the Hall and catches up with Lily. Glen has settled in quickly. Lily’s looking forward to going back to university but she...

Duration:00:13:13

02/12/2018

12/2/2018
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Tom and Helen discuss how Lower Loxley is expecting a low turnout for Deck the Hall this year. Pat has been getting compliments since Natasha’s make-up gift. Susan’s miffed about losing her “manager” title with the end of kefir. Helen admits it was Tom’s excitement about agroforestry that pushed her into buying the Montbeliardes. Jill wants to make Christmas special – it’ll be Rosie’s first and suggests to Pip and Ben that all the family should come to Brookfield for Christmas Day lunch....

Duration:00:13:13

30/11/2018

11/30/2018
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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:00:13:08

29/11/2018

11/29/2018
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Tom thanks Hannah for encouraging him to tell Natasha about their “arrangement”. Natasha was totally brilliant about it – as far as she’s concerned the past is in the past. Hannah tries to be happy for them. Later, Hannah gets very drunk at The Bull. Jazzer tries to walk her home, but she refuses to go. Natasha is staying over. Jazzer realises that the only option is to invite Hannah to sleep at Greenacres. Brian and Jennifer’s house hunting isn’t going well. Jennifer is trying to convince...

Duration:00:13:15

28/11/2018

11/28/2018
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Tom gives Natasha a tour of his tiny home. There’s an awkward moment when Hannah overhears them joking about how messy she is. Hannah encourages Tom to tell Natasha about their “friends with benefits” arrangement. Tom isn’t sure this is a good idea. Hannah argues that it might look like a massive deception if Natasha finds out later. Tom takes her point, and does it straight away. Natasha is surprised, but impressed by his honesty. She’s heard of other people trying a similar arrangement,...

Duration:00:13:17

27/11/2018

11/27/2018
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Lily’s decided not to visit Freddie on Friday. She’s gutted, but she’s too busy with Deck the Hall. If she stays, then Elizabeth doesn’t have to miss out again. Kenton’s very impressed with the way Lily has taken on the responsibility. But he’s keen to make sure they hire a new manager soon, letting Lily return to uni. Kenton reveals that he knows about Russ. Lily’s feeling guilty about leaving him for so long. Kenton points out that he’s an adult – he ought to understand. Lily defends Russ,...

Duration:00:13:21

26/11/2018

11/26/2018
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As Neil suspects, Hannah hasn’t always been filling the trucks when she sends away consignments of pigs from Berrow. Neil gently reprimands her, but Hannah explains that the rising cost of feed has actually made this approach more economical. She’s run it by Justin, and he agreed. Neil finally concedes she has a point; he just wishes she’d explained it sooner. Later, Susan observes to deflated Neil that as the manager, it’s a win win for him. If the idea works, he was right to listen to...

Duration:00:13:13

25/11/2018

11/25/2018
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Tom reports that at last week’s Nuffield conference he discussed the relative merits of mulch and compost with Natasha. Tony’s surprised when Tom announces that he’s decided to follow Natasha’s advice. Then Tom announces that Tony can ask Natasha any questions he might have tomorrow. Pat’s invited them for dinner. That’s great, says Tony. It’s stir-up Sunday at Brookfield, and Jill’s surprised when Ben joins her. She’d thought Rosie would be her only company. Ben teases Jill – the pudding...

Duration:00:13:22

23/11/2018

11/23/2018
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Writer ..... Caroline Harrington Director ..... Rosemary Watts Editor ..... Jeremy Howe Jill Archer ..... Patricia Greene David Archer ..... Timothy Bentinck Ben Archer ...... Ben Norris Helen Archer ..... Louiza Patikas Tom Archer ..... William Troughton Brian Aldridge .... Charles Collingwood Jennifer Aldridge ..... Angela Piper Harrison Burns ..... James Cartwright Neil Carter ..... Brian Hewlett Susan Carter ..... Charlotte Martin Joe Grundy ..... Edward Kelsey Eddie Grundy ..... Trevor...

Duration:00:13:20

22/11/2018

11/22/2018
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Emma wonders why Eddie was so snippy with Lynda at last night’s Canterbury Tales rehearsal; she wouldn’t be surprised if he walked off the show! When Helen says at least with Lynda directing she won’t be in the show, Emma says she is in it! It’s her swansong. Emma’s surprised when Helen mentions visiting Christine at The Laurels. She thought Christine was coming home soon. Helen says she needs more rehab and is actually very happy there. Elizabeth has the flu and worries about arrangements...

Duration:00:13:07

21/11/2018

11/21/2018
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Kirsty explains to confused Lynda that Roy’s snappiness is because he’s in a bad way over Lexi. He had no idea it was coming. Kirsty’s fears of freezing in the Brookfield barn during Canterbury Tales rehearsals prove to be well founded, but Lynda’s devised an energetic warm-up. She also reveals there will be a ‘best teller’ prize as an incentive for line-learning. Harrison reports to David that the seriousness of the recent spate of joyriding has ramped up. After a sticky moment for David,...

Duration:00:13:12

20/11/2018

11/20/2018
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Tom hears that Lexi has broken up with Roy. He goes straight to Grey Gables to check on Roy. Tom encourages Roy not to give up on Lexi, if he truly believes that she’s the one. It’s Brian’s birthday, and Jennifer tries to make him have a lie-in. However, a problem with the shoot sends Will rushing to Home Farm to ask for Brian’s help. The drives have been wrecked by joy-riders. Brian tells Will not to call Martyn straight away, and goes to look. Together they work out a way for the shoot to...

Duration:00:13:15

19/11/2018

11/19/2018
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At Berrow Farm Neil discovers that Hannah has made substantial changes to the rota in his absence. Hannah points out that she ran them past Justin, who was impressed. Later, Neil complains to Susan that Hannah seems to be launching a takeover bid. Susan agrees that Hannah can be difficult. But she’s impressed by her competence. Neil’s just being paranoid. Jill discovers that Lily has stayed on at Lower Loxley, and that Geraldine has gone. Jill reports back to David, and they worry about how...

Duration:00:13:22

18/11/2018

11/18/2018
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Kirsty advises Roy not to check on Lexi. She’s moved out, so she obviously wants a clean break. At Grey Gables, Kirsty warns Lynda that Roy is feeling low. Lynda’s shocked to hear about the break up. And Lynda can’t work out why Lexi’s apparently moved in with Adam and Ian. Roy can’t understand why Lexi wants to break up when she says she still loves him. Lynda gently points out that Lexi’s probably just being realistic. Roy’s determined to prove that they can make it work. Lily cooks...

Duration:00:13:22