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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

19/10/2018

10/19/2018
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Writer ..... Mary Cutler Director ..... Rosemary Watts Editor ..... Alison Hindell Jill Archer ..... Patricia Green David Archer ..... Timothy Bentinck Josh Archer ..... Angus Imrie Kenton Archer ..... Richard Attlee Jolene Archer ..... Buffy Davis Pat Archer .... Patricia Gallimore Tom Archer ..... William Troughton Brian Aldridge ..... Charles Collingwood Jennifer Aldridge ..... Angela Piper Lilian Bellamy ..... Sunny Ormonde Ian Craig .... Stephen Kennedy Justin Elliott ..... Simon...

Duration:00:13:30

18/10/2018

10/18/2018
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Elizabeth is on Jill’s mind. She admits to Lynda she’s worried Elizabeth isn’t taking care of herself, and feels she’s hiding something. However the short break with Carol was just what Jill needed to distract her. Robert’s sceptical about Lynda’s plan to visit the Cider Club unannounced. Jazzer objects to Lynda’s presence and her desire to experience a night out with the lads. He’s worried she might want to change their somewhat informal ambience. But he warms to her when Lynda reveals that...

Duration:00:13:28

17/10/2018

10/17/2018
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Josh shows Johnny the ropes in the Brookfield milking parlour in preparation for the arrival of the dairy herd at Bridge Farm. Josh asks Johnny to do the afternoon milking so he can pop over to Penny Hassett to look at some machinery. David finds out Johnny’s been left to do the milking and accuses Josh of exploiting Johnny’s good nature and getting out of his responsibilities at Brookfield. David asks Josh to lock up Jill’s hens as she’s away for the night with Carol. Shula and David...

Duration:00:13:21

16/10/2018

10/16/2018
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Pat comes across Lynda and Robert clearing up after a disgraced Monty on the village green. Pat’s heard about Lynda’s Christmas production. She’s not surprised Justin’s up for a role. His whole life’s an act. She doesn’t trust him after he reneged on the Beechwood Scheme. Robert urges Lynda to come clean about the production before the suspense becomes too much. Later Lynda declares she has a plan to recruit the final additions to her cast. Pat and Tom talk about expanding the local products...

Duration:00:13:17

15/10/2018

10/15/2018
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Kenton thinks Freddie’s appeal is a waste of time. Jolene feels sorry for Elizabeth. Harrison’s ordered a board game online and Fallon’s surprised when she actually enjoys playing it. She invites Kenton and Jolene round for food and board games. Kenton’s reluctant; he hates board games and has bad memories of them as a child. David was the worst loser ever. But after a bit of persuading from Jolene, Kenton sees that this is an olive branch and part of the bridge building process with...

Duration:00:13:20

14/10/2018

10/14/2018
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Adam feels guilty about the black grass and losing money for Home Farm, but Ian thinks Adam should give himself a break. After all, Brian has cost Home Farm money too and Adam has had a lot to deal with. Adam is touched that he has Ian’s support. Ian points out that Freddie dealing to the pickers is just hearsay. But Adam’s angry. The farm’s had enough scandal this year. Adam grudgingly admits that maybe it was quite useful when Brian was around to keep an eye on things. Elizabeth’s...

Duration:00:13:25

12/10/2018

10/12/2018
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Eddie sprays Adam’s barley. Adam’s furious when Brian calls to confront him about the blackgrass in front of Eddie. Later, Adam reminds Brian that he is running the farm now. Brian can’t complain about a minor mistake when he cost them millions. He advises Brian to stay out of his way in future. Eddie borrows Adam’s flatbed to collect the portaloo from BL. Lilian sees him, and asks what on earth he’s doing. Eddie assures her that he has Justin’s permission. Justin must be really keen on...

Duration:00:13:11

11/10/2018

10/11/2018
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Brian and Jennifer are shocked to hear about Noluthando’s overdose. They ask Kate about it and she confirms that it’s true. Brian and Jennifer march round to Lower Loxley to confront Elizabeth. Elizabeth defends Freddie – Noluthando ignored his advice and took the whole pill. Elizabeth had no idea that Freddie was dealing, but Brian thinks that’s just as bad as letting it happen. Elizabeth calls them hypocrites. She remembers what Kate used to get up to. She throws them out of Lower Loxley....

Duration:00:13:27

10/10/2018

10/10/2018
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Helen’s been researching mobile milking parlours. Johnny likes the idea of milking in the fields rather than bringing the cows in. But Tom warns him that the logistics would be complicated. Helen offers to set up some visits to see different setups in action. Later, Johnny admits to Josh that’s he’s nervous about the responsibility. Josh offers to let him practice milking at Brookfield. At karate, Josh asks Johnny if he’s seen Bella. He only joined when Emma promised Bella would be there....

Duration:00:13:28

09/10/2018

10/9/2018
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Peggy visits Christine in hospital. Christine’s feeling guilty - she’s being such an inconvenience. Everyone but Peggy thinks she still has a nest egg to rely on. If only she hadn’t let herself be scammed she’d have so many more choices, Christine says. Peggy promises to make all the necessary adaptations for her to come back to The Lodge. Later, Lilian tries to persuade Peggy to at least consider moving Christine to a nursing home, at least for rehab. Peggy isn’t convinced. At Grange Farm...

Duration:00:13:29

08/10/2018

10/8/2018
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It’s the day of Natasha’s visit to Bridge Farm, and Hannah notices that Tom’s wearing a new shirt. He immediately worries that it’s too posh for a walk around the farm. Hannah advises him to relax and stop trying so hard. Natasha gives Tom some useful advice, and he agrees to consider offering fruit juice in the veg boxes. She could supply him while he builds a market and establishes his own brand. She’s confident he’ll make a success of his new venture. Later, Tom tells Hannah that he...

Duration:00:13:22

07/10/2018

10/7/2018
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Alistair and Jim have brunch in the Tea Room. Alistair’s feeling upbeat – the divorce is moving forward, and he’s optimistic about the offer he’s received for his practice. Soon he’ll be able to move out of Jim’s spare room. Lynda offers Jim a part in her Christmas show. He claims to be too old and busy, but promises to be an enthusiastic spectator. He’s surprised when Lynda appears to give up. He privately admits to her that he’ll really miss Alistair when he leaves. Later, Jim runs the...

Duration:00:13:29

05/10/2018

10/5/2018
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At the Dower House Justin hosts a soiree to welcome new BL board members. Having worked so hard to secure an invitation, Lynda turns on the charm. She reminds Lilian and Justin of their stellar work in Mother Goose. They argue it’ll be hard to sign up without knowing what her new production is, but Lynda insists upon being mysterious. When she claims that their involvement will complete her contribution to theatre they find that they can’t refuse. At the soiree Brian discovers that new board...

Duration:00:13:28

04/10/2018

10/4/2018
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Jazzer apologises to Hannah for snapping at her on Monday. He’s heard about her arguments with Tom, and offers some advice. Hannah tells him she’s about to go and have an “argument” with Tom right now. Afterwards, Hannah teases Tom about being in a rush to get dressed. She asks him how things are going with Natasha – and advises him to seize the moment and call her. Then she spots something out of the window – Jazzer. He got the impression that his apology didn’t work, and has brought her...

Duration:00:13:22

03/10/2018

10/3/2018
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At the Tea Room Fallon overhears Jill’s account of Elizabeth’s visit to Freddie. Christine notices she’s upset. Fallon admits to Christine that the grief she and Harrison have been taking over Freddie’s arrest is getting to her. Christine’s husband was a policeman – she knows what’s Fallon’s going through. Fallon gives Jill her birthday cake on the house. Jill thanks Christine and Peggy for her birthday lunch – it was just what she needed. Lilian’s irritated to hear that Lynda’s trying to...

Duration:00:13:15

02/10/2018

10/2/2018
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David accompanies Elizabeth on the long drive to visit Freddie in prison. He offers to come inside with her, but she insists this is something she needs to do herself. Elizabeth notices a bruise on Freddie’s face, but he claims that it was an accident. He begs her not to make a scene. When she asks about his cellmate he changes the subject. Freddie’s resigned to the fact that he can’t make time go faster. All he can do is stick to the rules and earn a few privileges. When she returns to...

Duration:00:13:14

01/10/2018

10/1/2018
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Alistair’s struggling to fit marathon training between meeting valuers and potential buyers for his business. Jazzer isn’t helping but messing about with his shoelaces and moaning like a nicotine deprived Eeyore. Later, Hannah teases him about his chances of finishing a marathon – looks like he needs an ambulance! He snaps that she wouldn’t look so good if she’d just run three miles. Johnny’s glad to have heard rumours that Ellis has been arrested and charged. But right now he’s worried...

Duration:00:13:07

30/09/2018

9/30/2018
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At the Flower and Produce show Jennifer is surprised and delighted when she wins the Freda Fry Memorial Cup. She thanks her family, mentioning Brian and Peggy in particular. Lynda takes advantage of Jennifer and Brian’s happiness to ask for an invitation to Justin’s soiree on Friday. The BL board will be there, and Lynda has plans of her own for the night. Poppy’s devastated when Nic’s harvest pie fails to win a prize. Clarrie did try to have a word with Fallon beforehand, but Fallon was...

Duration:00:13:17

28/09/2018

9/28/2018
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Elizabeth tells Shula she and Freddie had a close call with Edgar last night at Lower Loxley. But it was worth the risk for Freddie to have a night in his own bed. Elizabeth distracts herself from the thought of today’s sentencing by asking about Shula’s divorce petition. Shula’s made a list of reasons for Alistair to divorce her, and they manage to laugh at the ridiculous legal language. Brian and Peggy realise that people are wise to their Flower and Produce spying. At least it’s been a...

Duration:00:13:29

27/09/2018

9/27/2018
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Emma happily tells Susan that she’s signed up enough people for adult karate classes to start thinking about booking a slot at the village hall. Hannah and Tom are surprised when Johnny returns home early. This is supposed to be low key and between themselves – the last thing they need is Johnny finding them in bed together. Tom hopes Hannah will spend tonight with him but she has a date with Chad. Tom’s confused, so she explains. She’ll keep dating Chad – who cancelled last week – and Tom...

Duration:00:13:29