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The Archers


Duration: 14 minutes

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

Peggy and Tony visit Helen before she is transferred back to the mother and baby unit from hospital. Breastfeeding continues to be a struggle for Helen and when Peggy suggests she gives it another try Helen snaps at Peggy and then is immediately remorseful. Later, Peggy tells Tony she thinks Helen is finding it hard to bond with the baby. They must convince her that her son is more Archer than Titchener.

Kirsty and Tom make the final touches to the shop and open it for the first time in almost two months. She mentions that Jazzer is around helping Fallon prepare for the Jumble Trail but he was nervous about setting foot on Bridge Farm. Tom says it's not a lifetime ban. Kirsty points out that making fun of a situation is Jazzer's way of coping. Can Tom let sleeping pigs lie? Jazzer finds Tom feeding the pigs. They talk awkwardly about the pigs being sold and Jazzer suggests there might be a way to keep them. They make up and Jazzer gets straight back to work.

Helen puts her baby in a colourful sleep suit that Pat sent for his first journey into the outside world. Helen can register the birth at the mother and baby unit. And she has decided on a name. He will be John Anthony Archer, after Helen's older brother and father and he'll be known as Jack, like her gran's late husband Jack Woolley: The names of three good men. Show less


Gwenda Hughes
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Pip Archer:
Daisy Badger
Josh Archer:
Angus Imrie
Kenton Archer:
Richard Attlee
Jolene Archer:
Buffy Davis
Tony Archer:
David Troughton
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Lilian Bellamy:
Sunny Ormonde
Rex Fairbrother:
Nick Barber
Matthew Holman:
Michael Winder
Adam Macy:
Andrew Wincott
Jazzer McCreary:
Ryan Kelly
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Fallon Rogers:
Joanna Van Kampen
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Helen Titchener:
Louiza Patikas
Ursula Titchener:
Carolyn Jones
Peggy Woolley:
June Spencer

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