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The Archers


Duration: 14 minutes

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

Reluctant birthday girl Fallon reckons she can only spare ten minutes for a drink later. Harrison sneaks into The Bull at lunchtime to do some prep, on the pretext of seeing Jolene. Later he quietly rounds everyone up for Fallon's surprise film screening. It does the trick and Fallon's delighted; how did Harrison know it's her favourite film?
As Mike checks everything's safely out of Willow Cottage, he notes sadly that he can't take Betty's tree with him. It would have broken her heart if she'd known about Roy's marriage troubles. Roy and Brenda encourage Mike gently to remember the good times. For his part Mike entreats Roy not to give up on Hayley - they were meant to be together, just like him and Betty. Roy avoids answering. As they see him off Mike rues the end of an era.
Kate's feeling sorry for herself over her parents' reaction to her dropping out of her course. Lilian's sympathetic, assuring Kate that Jennifer must be blaming herself deep down. They bond over their recent experiences with relationships. The solution, declares Lilian, is to put on their best frocks and paint the town red. Over gin at the Bull Lilian encourages Kate to have faith; together they'll come up with a plan that will amaze everyone. Show less


Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Pip Archer:
Daisy Badger
Kenton Archer:
Richard Attlee
Jolene Archer:
Buffy Davis
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Christine Barford:
Lesley Saweard
Lilian Bellamy:
Sunny Ormonde
PC Harrison Burns:
James Cartwright
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter:
Charlotte Martin
Ed Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
Kate Madikane:
Perdita Avery
Elizabeth Pargetter:
Alison Dowling
Fallon Rogers:
Joanna Van Kampen
Mike Tucker:
Terry Molloy
Vicky Tucker:
Rachel Atkins
Roy Tucker:
Ian Pepperell
Brenda Tucker:
Amy Shindler
Peggy Woolley:
June Spencer

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