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The Archers


Duration: 13 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

When finalising Pat's birthday dinner plans, Helen makes it clear she'd like Rob to join them. Pat eventually agrees he can, but when Tony remarks on her generosity, Pat replies that her birthday is ruined anyway.

Tom and Kirsty discuss their wedding. Tom feels they need to increase the number of guests. Kirsty worries that costs are stacking up but Tom points out all his hard work over Christmas paid off, so why not put it into the wedding?

Tom and Kirsty are horrified to discover Rob will be joining them for the meal. However, Helen is still smitten and delighted when Rob hands her a big bouquet of flowers. Rob presents Pat with a book she's been wanting. Although it's thoughtful, Pat doesn't soften.

Over dinner the atmosphere is strained. Everyone tries to keep conversation diplomatic but it's too awkward for Kirsty who decides they should leave. Pat is sympathetic and hopes it might encourage Rob to leave too. Helen and Rob notice the tension but console each other, hoping it will just take time.

At the end of the night, Helen admits she's upset with Tony and Pat's attitude. She wants them to see that she's never been happier. Pat feels the situation is hopeless - Helen is besotted. Show less


Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
Elizabeth Pargetter:
Alison Dowling
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Tom Archer:
Tom Graham
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Peggy Woolley:
June Spencer
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Emma Grundy:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Edward Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter:
Charlotte Martin
Robert Snell:
Graham Blockey
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Alan Franks:
John Telfer
Jim Lloyd:
John Rowe
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson

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