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The Archers

A contemporary drama in a rural setting.

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  • 18.05.2022
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    18/05/2022

    Roy feels rather uncomfortable, and there’s trouble served at Lower Loxley.

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  • 17.05.2022
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    17/05/2022

    Ian tells Alice that he and Adam hope to be up and running with the pizza van project in time for the Ambridge Fete. Alice is mortified when she learns Ian and Adam were asked to buy out her share of Home farm. Alice promises Chris that he won’t lose out financially in the divorce but asks him to leave her family out of it. Chris points out she brought Brian along to the forensic accounts – he thinks she’s just as devious as Brian. Jakob tries to calm them down and says Kate’s a nervous wreck because Chris brought Spiritual Home into it. Chris retorts that Kate was nasty about Amy – he’s not going easy on any of them! Later Chris apologises to Jakob – he’s just trying to get what he’s entitled to. Lily comments on Freddie’s new jacket. Freddie admits that Chelsea suggested he try a more managerial look. Lily says she’d heard Chelsea runs rings around him! Later when Lily tells Freddie she knows he’s trying really hard, Freddie admits he envies her; she’s so good at everything. Lily says the envy works both ways – he’s always got the attention, not to mention the estate! They agree to combine their talents. However when Freddie nearly messes up a booking, Lily says he’s got a long way to go. Freddie’s determined to show her – Lower Loxley will thrive thanks to him. He bets her a million pounds that in two years’ time the success of Lower Loxley will be all of his making – whereas Lily thinks he’ll still be reliant on her expertise. They shake on it.

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  • 16.05.2022
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    When Will asks Mia how her revision’s going, assuring her she’s going to smash her exams, Mia says she’s been having a think about stuff. She reminds him of how stressed she got after her mum died and says with her exams coming up, she’s started feeling like that again. Will’s relieved she’s told him, and wants to help. When she explains her fears about letting everyone down if she doesn’t get her grades, Will’s reassuring; they’re so proud of her, she could never disappoint them. When he suggests taking her for a fancy afternoon tea at Lower Loxley as a treat, Mia agrees, telling him it’s really thoughtful of him.Chris, Alice and Brian meet with the forensic accountant to discuss the valuation of the Home Farm partnership and its businesses. Brian’s incensed when Chris tries to bring the three Home Farm cottages and Spiritual Home into the equation. When Chris accuses Brian of trying to hide assets, Brian says he should’ve trusted his instincts; Chris was never good enough for Alice and is a parasite. Chris retorts he’s only after what he’s entitled to. Alice tries unsuccessfully to calm them both down and Chris turns on her, accusing her of letting Brian kick off on her behalf. Chris storms off telling Brian that he’s not going to push him around anymore. After he goes, Alice says how awful it was and Brian tries to comfort her by saying it was never likely to be plain sailing. When Alice notices Brian’s shaking, she asks whether it has to be this painful.

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  • 15.05.2022
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    15/05/2022

    Fallon admits to Pip that she’s beginning to regret her decision to appoint child judges for the perfect pudding competition – it’s been a nightmare! Fallon’s delighted when Pip comes up with the idea of making it so that any child can be a judge, as long as they haven’t entered a pudding themselves. Fallon says she’ll just have to make sure that all of the entries make much bigger desserts to accommodate all of the tasters!Freddie tries to give Chelsea some constructive feedback about her first shift, but she manages to brush off all his concerns. However she has a few pointers for him – he needs to dress more like a manager and be more authoritative as he comes across as a bit drippy. She finishes by telling him not to worry – with a few tweaks, she’s confident he’ll get there.Will encourages Mia about her forthcoming GCSEs; he’s sure she’ll do well. He’d put money on her and Jake being the first in the family to go to university. In fact the whole family’s made up about it. Later on a walk to clear her head from revising, Mia bumps into Stella with her new dog Weaver. With gentle probing from Stella, Mia opens up about the pressure she feels under with everyone’s high expectations for her exam results. Stella encourages her to talk about it with her family, as Mia said it had helped talking to her – a chat with someone at home might help even more.

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  • 12.05.2022
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    Freddie shares with Lily somewhat reluctantly his plans for taking more responsibility at Lower Loxley. He doesn’t know whether to believe Lily’s encouraging enthusiasm, or that she’s patronising him as usual. His first step will be to shadow Trent the Orangery manager, which Lily insists really is a good idea. They’re interrupted by Chelsea, who informs them she got the job. Lily reckons this will be the first test for Freddie’s three-point management technique. She’s proved right when Chelsea comes to Freddie with a request to modify her uniform, having been refused permission by Trent. Freddie ends up essentially agreeing to her request. Lily suggests Freddie’s got ‘approachable’ nailed, but what’s happened to ‘firm and authoritative’?Jill asks Fallon whether she’s considered the judges for her perfect pudding competition. Fallon disappoints her by declaring she’s put out a request for children to do it – for a fresh eye and new perspective. Lee joins them and asks whether Henry can be considered. Fallon informs him he’s too late; the last judging spot has just been filled. Lee’s gutted for Henry. They’d only just seen the call-out for judges and he knows Henry will be terribly disappointed. Fallon relents and increases the judge number to four. Henry can be Chair! When Ed discovers this, he can’t understand why Henry should take precedence over Keira, who’s older and better placed to be a chief judge. He tackles bewildered Fallon with some force. The boss’s son gets special treatment – it’s clearly favouritism. Fallon hasn’t heard the last of this.

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  • 11.05.2022
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    11/05/2022

    Jazzer’s excited. Tracy has her interview at the Orangery, and he’s secured a commission with a sales rep visit to Greenacres. Freddie informs him this will also mean some commission for Lily, as Jazzer’s recruiter. Tracy comes out of her interview and chats to Freddie about their job situation. She declares thoughtlessly that Freddie has everything on a plate. Freddie reminds her he’s taking over from his dad, and Tracy apologises for her comment. They agree they’re just on different tracks. Tracy gets the news that she hasn’t got the job – but Chelsea has! And every penny she earns will go to her mum. Overcome Tracy hugs her daughter. The Felpersham Kitchens sales rep flatters Jim on the state of Greenacres, but declares the kitchen is underperforming. Panicked Alistair has the rep fetching tile samples, while Jim rolls his eyes. They don’t need a new kitchen. Alistair just wants to help Jazzer out. Jim has a brainwave, and informs Fern the rep that they’ll need agreement from Alistair’s ‘wife’ Shula, who’s currently away. Fern’s about to leave when Shula walks in the door. Initially mystified, Shula soon cottons on to the plan, and plays along, doing an expert job of convincing Fern that she really does not want a new kitchen. Fern is finally squashed. Jazzer’s delighted her visit will mean commission for him, and will help Tracy. Jim’s less positive. They came within a whisker of buying a kitchen they didn’t want, and the odd bit of commission won’t make any difference to Tracy’s money worries.

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  • 10.05.2022
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    As the veteran cricketers await a training session with Lee, they discuss the Picnic Day pudding competition, and their lack of match fitness. Lee arrives and drives home the importance of good preparation, though he assures them this session will be basic and not arduous. Pat and Tony bicker gently as they exercise. They seek Lee’s arbitration over their ongoing runout dispute of the day before, but when Tony demonstrates his action on the disputed shot, he accidentally whacks Lee with his bat. As Lee nurses his bruised knee over a drink bought by guilty Tony, he listens to Tony’s philosophical musings on the irony of the team’s trainer picking up an injury. With great restraint Lee pledges to pass on the wisdom he’s gained today to Tracy: never let Pat and Tony bat together. Lily chats to oblivious Jazzer about his telesales technique. He believes it’s all going swimmingly; the prospective customers like his conversation. Lily points out he’s not converting enough calls into actual appointments. Is he the right man for the job? Privately to Shula Lily admits she’s worried he’ll lose the job. She feels Jim and Alistair’s laughter at his methods may be undermining him. And if he goes, she’ll lose her bonus for recruiting him. Shula offers to have a word. She hints to Alistair that Jazzer might be struggling, and when Jazzer gets home Alistair tackles it. All Jazzer needs is for a customer to book a visit from a rep – and he might have an idea about that.

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  • 09.05.2022
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    09/05/2022

    Stella puts her foot in it with Jim when he asks her about the slurry agreement with Brookfield. She casually brushes aside his curiosity, confirming a deal’s been done and that there’s been some sniping and moaning from ill-informed villagers. Jim tells her he’s one of the moaners. And he’s not ill-informed. As Stella tries to explain, Jim suggests she might convene a meeting in the village hall if she wants to defend her position. Later Stella apologises for being disparaging, but doesn’t want to be bullied into calling a meeting about the slurry. She’d found Jim rude and dismissive. Alistair acknowledges his father can be a little like that. As the disagreement escalates Alistair has to forge a peace. As Stella finally manages a reasoned explanation regarding the slurry movement, Jim has to admit it seems the scheme will be well managed. He’s happy to take it to parish council. Stella hears the persistent barking of a greyhound as they talk. Alistair explains it’s been abandoned. Stella’s keen to make its acquaintance. Chelsea wants to know the truth about her mum’s financial situation as Tracy rehearses an interview for a table clearing role at Lower Loxley. Reluctantly Tracy reveals more than she’d like about their troubles. Chelsea pledges her support. She’ll sell some stuff to help out. Tracy’s touched, but says it shouldn’t be Chelsea’s worry. Chelsea assures her she’s there all the way. Later Tracy has more bad news. Gary’s got a job and is moving out, so they’ll lose his share of the rent.

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  • 08.05.2022
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    It’s Ambridge’s opening match of the ‘Ashes’ against Darrington, but Tracy is a no show. Worried Pat calls in to see her, sympathising when she sees how down she is. Pat tries to persuade her back to the cricket – the team needs her. But Tracy feels no-one wants a loser like her around; she has nothing to offer. In that case, declares Pat, she’ll leave. Tracy can choose to stay at home and ruminate, or join them and support her team. Tracy turns it round and goes to the match after all, which Ambridge wins. Tony tells her she made the difference. Tracy’s grateful Pat gave her a talking to. She’s seen what it’s like when a team leader lets everyone down, and she doesn’t want to do the same. Jill’s looking forward to watching Leonard at the match with his ‘lucky bat’. Fallon reckons she might wander over later too – she thinks the Veterans competition is a good idea. Fallon’s delighted when Jill takes two of her new recipe quiches to try at Brookfield. She’s using some secret ingredients. But later at the match Fallons’s chatting with Pat when she remembers she’s used the wrong jar of ingredients – Jill’s quiches will taste horrible! She rushes to Brookfield with replacements to find Jill replete, and celebrating Leonard’s winning run earlier. Mortified Fallon’s full of apologies, but Jill insists the family enjoyed every morsel of the quiches. Some of the best dishes have been the result of ‘creative mistakes’. This inspires Fallon to consider holding a competition for a brand new dish.

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  • 05.05.2022
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    Roy hasn’t heard from Adil about the job at Grey Gables. He tells Kirsty he thinks he won’t be offered it and imagines Adil doesn’t want him. Their conversation stops when Tracy appears, followed a while later by Jolene with donations of food from Fallon for the staff party. As the event gets into full swing Roy introduces the surprise farewell tribute to Kathy, presenting her with a memory book. Quietly Kirsty and Tracy reminisce fondly about their years at Grey Gables. Tracy doesn’t know what she’ll do without it. This party feels like a funeral. She’s lost a good friend in Oliver and it hurts. Meanwhile Roy takes Kathy through a host of memories, Grey Gables and otherwise, including the time when Joe Grundy was in residence at the hotel and chaos ensued. Roy praises Kathy’s calm control over the years, and Kathy thanks him, in turn hailing the resilience of the staff. Later Kathy and Jolene chat. Kathy apologises for being distant at Elizabeth’s party. She thanks Jolene for digging out the old photos of her for her memory book. They agree to forgive and forget the past, and bid each other a fond farewell. Kathy, Roy and Kirsty agree it’s been a sad day. Grey Gables may be empty but it’s full of ghosts. As they close the door for the final time, it’s the end of an era.

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  • 04.05.2022
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    04/05/2022

    Natasha unveils her new pad to Pat – it’s April Cottage! Pat declares Kathy a dark horse, while Natasha hopes this might be a nice surprise for Pat. But Pat’s quiet, and a little bit shocked. She tells Kathy they were all getting on alright at Bridge Farm, and Natasha will need all the help she can get once the babies arrive. It seemed ideal having them at the farm. Kathy apologises for upsetting Pat’s plans, but Pat says there’s no need. She’s just being selfish and can see Tom and Natasha will be thrilled to have their own place again. She declares she’ll miss Kathy terribly. Eddie reckons Ed’s got a good bunch of lambs for showing this year, but notices they’re not as good looking as usual. Ed admits he’s been concentrating more on the Texels’ liveweights and meatiness than their faces. Eddie helps him to choose a suitable handsome specimen for the Borchester Show. Miserable Oliver confides to Eddie he’s been keeping Grey Gables afloat from his own pocket – when Adil came along it was too good an offer to resist. Eddie doesn’t have a good word for Adil, but Oliver insists the new owner’s vision is well intentioned and chimes with him. He’ll miss everyone at Grey Gables, and hopes they’ll forgive him. He thought they’d appreciate his view that the buyer’s offer would be something Caroline would have wanted. Eddie counsels him to give them time; they’ll come round. Oliver wishes he could believe that.

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  • 03.05.2022
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    Stella confides to Jolene she’s thinking of getting a dog – she has ‘empty Bungalow syndrome’. Pip joins them full of the news that Brookfield has finally settled on cattle mattresses. It will save them having huge amounts of straw bedding. Stella guesses this means her ‘muck for straw’ deal is off. She’s happy though; she’s not keen on muck spreading as a method and can easily find another buyer for Home Farm straw. A result!Later Pip informs Stella there’s unrest among some residents about the proposed movement of slurry from Brookfield to Home Farm. They agree it won’t cause any of the potential problems raised at parish council, but Pip reckons some in the village will need convincing.Adil agrees to a bonus payment for Ian, but when he finds out about Tracy’s recent Grey Gables bedroom misdemeanour, he tells Oliver she doesn’t deserve an extra payment. Roy apologises to Adil for his recent rudeness, and is forced to take back his declaration that he wouldn’t work for him and has no loyalty to Grey Gables. He’s heard about the job opportunity and would like to be considered. Adil promises to add Roy to the list of interested candidates.Jolene brings biscuits in a gesture of support for the staff. Sad Tracy’s grateful. Roy mentions a farewell for Kathy on Thursday when they have the hotel bar. Jolene agrees wryly to supply some old photos she’ll get from Kenton. Oliver hopes he and Tracy can still be friends. Tracy tells him he’s sacrificed friendship for money. She needs nothing from him.

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  • 02.05.2022
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    02/05/2022

    Roy doesn’t know where to turn and there’s a shock for Pat.

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  • 01.05.2022
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    Pat sympathises with Kathy over the Grey Gables news; it must be very sad for her. Kathy admits she loves Grey Gables, and her job, and was hoping not to retire for at least another couple of years. It’s a nightmare and she reckons Oliver’s handled it badly. There’s been no consultation period. She’s determined to have it out with him, and Mr Shah.Oliver’s very down about the news he’s had to give the staff – they’re his friends and he feels he’s let them down. Adil reassures him; Grey Gables will be reinvented, better and with more opportunities than before. That’s little comfort to the staff right now, declares rueful Oliver. They agree it would be good to open the bar for the staff as part of their send-off. As Oliver tries to negotiate a better severance deal for Tracy with Adil, they’re interrupted by Kathy, come to express her indignation at the way everyone’s been treated. As she angrily sets out her case, Adil floors her by offering her a job – she’d be a perfect liaison officer overseeing the transition from old Grey Gables to new.Kathy shares her news with Pat. Apparently Oliver had furnished Adil with glowing reports on Kathy and Adil had seen her feistiness as a positive. She’s torn. Clearly Adil genuinely believes in the project, and she feels she could work with him. But it doesn’t look good if she takes the job. She doesn’t know what to do.

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  • 28.04.2022
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    28/04/2022

    Adam’s pressed by Ian about how he’d use a small windfall – helping Brian and securing Xander’s future versus investing in Ian’s cookery venture? Adam admits Xander comes first, and Ian agrees – decision made. Susan’s pleased that the client Adam showed round Bridge Farm has put in a big order with Helen. Adam and Susan discuss Ian and Tracy having to make new starts. Susan admits that you can only try to do your best, before excusing herself to leave Adam to finish up at the dairy – she needs to do something important. Susan gives Tracy some cash to help out. Initially protesting, Tracy’s grateful for some breathing space while she looks for work and they share a tender moment. As Adam enjoys the best pizza he’s ever eaten from Ian’s new oven, Ian proposes a toast to Home Farm. But Adam shocks Ian - thanks to talking with Susan, Adam has changed his mind and told Brian it’s a no to Adam and Ian helping financially. After some prep with Tracy, Jazzer aces the job interview that she recently failed, proudly announcing that he’s the newest salesman in the Felpersham Kitchens team – with a three month trial. They celebrate with what’s left in the cupboard – schnapps. Jazzer insists that everything he earns will be shared; he’ll do everything he can to avoid Tracy going to work at the chicken factory. Tracy’s moved, and finally starts to feel better. She’s so happy to have Jazzer with his big, generous heart.

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  • 27.04.2022
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    Ed reminds restless injured Clarrie to take it easy and stop fussing, and to do her exercises as directed by the doctor. To keep busy, Clarrie offers to take on Ed’s job of filling in Keira’s reading record and helping with reading after school. Ed surprises Clarrie again later, concerned she hasn’t kept her phone next to her – what if she had a fall? Feeling useless, Clarrie has been working away at her patchwork picnic rug, which should cover the jubilee field and half of Ambridge for the picnic. She welcomes a visit from Susan, who’s amazed by Clarrie’s handiwork. Susan reassures insecure Clarrie that she’s much missed at the dairy and asks for some material to make a sunhat for Martha. Snappy Tracy insists to Jazzer she’s fine, despite not getting the kitchen sales job, and learning via email this morning. Jazzer has an idea – why doesn’t he have a go at getting the job, using the same prep as Tracy, if Lily can swing him an interview? Tracy agrees to help him. Tracy shares her bad news about the job with Susan, who’s surprised to hear that Jazzer is going for it, but more shocked that Tracy is now looking at working at the chicken factory. Susan does her best to put Tracy off, with horror stories and accounts of how much Emma hated it, despite appearances. Reluctantly, Tracy asks Susan for a loan, but Susan’s so sorry she can’t help – due to helping Chris with his solicitor fees. Tracy understands – what on earth is she going to do?

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  • 26.04.2022
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    26/04/2022

    Adam talks about village gossip around slurry, but Brian has bigger issues on his mind. Brian asks about Ian’s career plans and Adam wonders what’s really going on - is it Alice? It’s Chris, who wants to take the family to the cleaners and Brian hopes Adam can help - could the remaining partners raise the funds to buy Alice’s share in the business? Adam realises that the upcoming valuation will take everything into account, which made Brian think of Adam and Ian and the need for everyone to chip in. But Adam is resistant – he’s already making plans with Ian.Tracy has an interview today for a new job in kitchen telesales, via Lily, but she’s worried about not understanding the questions. Reassuring Jazzer does some practice with Tracy. The interviewer breaks the ice and gets Tracy to talk a bit about herself – being a single mum has armed her for any challenge. The interviewer realises she knows Tracy and introduces herself as Tam Brownlow, who sat next to Tracy at school. Gently grilled on specific questions, Tracy struggles and the interview breaks down, with Tracy apologising. On the phone to Jazzer, Tracy’s upset and feels like she’s not good enough - she could tell what Tam was really thinking. Jazzer tries to encourage Tracy, but she lets rip – Tam Brownlow has it all, whereas Tracy has to borrow her sister’s clothes just to turn up to an interview.

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  • 25.04.2022
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    Worried Tracy checks on injured Clarrie, who has an adductor strain (not a groin injury!). Clarrie reports that Oliver looks awful – exhausted and hardly eating. Hurt by her own situation, Tracy doesn’t feel sympathy.Susan’s aghast to see Clarrie turn up at work and insists she’s fine with Adam supporting, with Pat worried about Clarrie. Adam’s showing a client around the farm, as Helen’s desperate to find new customers.Tracy tells Susan about Roy trying to make waves at Grey Gables by involving a solicitor. New face Adil Shah has got Tracy’s back up, but more happily Lily has agreed to recommend Tracy for a telesales job.Brian and Stella discuss the spring barley at Home Farm, which is coming along nicely. Stella knows about rumours going around about slurry and distracted-looking Brian admits he has other things on his mind, namely the impact of Alice’s divorce on the farm business. Hopefully for Stella she’ll keep her job. Brian feels he’d be less vulnerable if he hadn’t set up the family partnership, and regrets Alice marrying on a whim with no pre-nup. Brian is going to call an accountant friend – but Stella warns Brian not to muddy the waters by involving friends and give Chris any legal ammunition.Stella may have spotted something to work in Brian’s favour – a legal provision for the rest of the family to buy out Alice’s partnership share and leave Chris unable to make a claim. Brian will start with Adam (and Ian), and thanks Stella for giving him a ray of hope.

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  • 24.04.2022
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    Brian rues that he and Jennifer only saw Ruairi briefly and now he’s gone again. Brian and Alice can’t believe Grey Gables is closing its doors next week. Brian is not looking forward to the valuation of his own assets, due to Alice’s divorce proceedings, and everything being under the microscope. Wondering whether Alice’s share in the family partnership will provide a matrimonial asset, Brian wants to press on as they are and involve the rest of the family when they have to. Alice knows how worried Jennifer is.At cricket practice, Pat and Tony sympathise with Tracy, all reeling from the news about Grey Gables. Tracy explains the plan to play a series of games against Darrington, with the overall winner lifting the trophy. Tracy’s impressed by new starter Leonard, and Tony’s reflexes, but then Clarrie takes a nasty slip catching a ball. She refuses to go to hospital. They all worry about Clarrie, and Pat realises she’ll need a plan B to help Helen in the dairy. Tony suggests Adam.Ian admits to Adam he’s upset and a bit lost without the challenge of cheffing at Grey Gables. Ian has started researching ideas to use his redundancy money. Adam says why don’t they just go ahead with Ian’s idea to buy a pizza oven? Enjoying a relaxing drink at the Bull and watching Xander play, Adam and Ian reflect – Adam’s happy as a farmhand, while Ian wonders whether Oliver and Adil have given him his ticket to freedom.

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  • 21.04.2022
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    Freddie directs the volunteers he’s drafted in to staff his mum’s surprise birthday party. Roy is impressed with what Freddie’s managed to pull off. Roy then explains they might be able to challenge Adil and Oliver’s decision to fire everyone at a tribunal.Elizabeth is stunned by the surprise and Vince credits Freddie for making the party happen. Elizabeth shows off the platinum bracelet Vince had bought her. Then, Vince says he has something for Freddie as a way of thanks. Freddie struggles to hide his disappointment when Vince hands him a CD of classic 1980s music.Behind the bar Jolene tries to chat with Kathy about village news. Adil approaches and recognises Jolene. He asks if Jolene and Kenton took over The Bull from Kathy. The two women awkwardly explain their relationship histories with Sid and Kenton. Lynda interrupts to ask if they’ve seen Freddie. Adil is keen to make her acquaintance but Lynda is set on finding Freddie. She finds him in the Grey Gables kitchen, the place that Freddie rescued her from in March 2020. Freddie feels low after not securing investment from Vince for his DJ business. Lynda tells him to have faith in himself.Roy loses his cool with Adil and tells him that the Grey Gables staff will be taking him to a tribunal. Adil says he and Oliver plan to give everyone an extra bonus plus eventually there will be jobs at Grey Gables again. Roy says he’ll be lucky if anyone ever sets foot in there again.

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  • 20.04.2022
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    The village absorbs the news that Grey Gables is closing and everyone is being made redundant. Brian can’t believe Oliver didn’t give Peggy a heads up. Meanwhile Vince wants to be sure that the news about the hotel won’t affect the party he has planned there for Elizabeth’s birthday. On his way in to work, Freddie takes Vince’s list of requests to Oliver for the party. Oliver interrupts him to say with staff leaving for other work it’s not feasible to host the party. Vince is livid when Oliver relays the party’s cancellation to him. Freddie interrupts them to say he’s persuaded enough people to help so that the party can go ahead. In fact he hopes to make it the best party his mum’s ever had.Brian and Jennifer enjoyed their stay in Bath which Ruairi arranged. When Brian asks Alice what’s happened while they’ve been away, it gets awkward and Ruairi makes a swift exit to pack to return to London. Alice follows him and asks if Ruairi has spoken to Ben since the party. Ruairi doesn’t want to listen but Alice presses on saying she is there if he ever wants to talk. For a moment Ruairi looks like he’s about to open up but then says he can’t trust Alice with his secrets which puzzles Alice. After dropping Ruairi at the train station, Brian calls in on Alice. He feels like there’s something she’s not telling him. She tells him that Chris has requested Home Farm to be valued so that Alice’s share can be assessed for their divorce. Brian isn’t surprised.

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  • 19.04.2022
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    19/04/2022

    With no sign of Adil, whose check-out is overdue, Roy and Kathy try to track down Oliver. Tracy arrives for work and congratulates Kathy on her fundraising as the Borsetshire Bunny. When Kathy learns they don’t have Adil’s card details she heads straight for his room. Adil opens the door and explains that he was in an important meeting. Oliver appears and asks Kathy to gather the staff in the ballroom. Tracy speculates about what’s going on. She reckons Oliver is going to announce filming is going to take place at Grey Gables. To everyone’s surprise, Oliver announces that he’s sold a 60% share of Grey Gables and that he’ll be stepping down from the day-to-day running of the hotel. Adil Shah, the new owner’s representative, will replace him. The staff’s shock is compounded when Oliver says the hotel will be closing imminently and everyone will be made redundant. Afterwards, Adil tries to placate Oliver who feels bad for what he’s just done. He decides to show his face rather than hide away in Adil’s room. Roy and Kathy try to absorb the news. Although they are all reeling there is still a hotel to run. Teary Tracy returns and thanks Roy for covering the reception desk for her. She’s worried about how she’ll cope without her Grey Gables job. On Oliver’s arrival, Tracy departs again. Roy scoffs when Oliver say he is also upset. He tries to explain he had to do something to protect Caroline’s legacy. Roy replies that Oliver’s destroying it rather than protecting it.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Making Mince Pies with Jill Archer

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

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