The Archers

BBC Radio 4

Arts, Performing Arts

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Performing Arts 56
Arts 187

Contemporary drama in a rural setting



December 1st, 2015

Episode 355 of 870 episodes

Lynda looks forward to the 'explosion of openings'- shop, tea room, Bull - and also having James and Leonie over for Christmas. Sadly, it'll be her first one without Scruff. Susan speculates on the mystery guest to switch on the Christmas lights. Matthew the contract milker has arrived at Brookfield, so Rob's kind offer of help is not needed. Matthew gets a quick briefing from David, and an update on what Ruth's doing in New Zealand. He can't wait to get stuck in. Meanwhile, Rob delivers cheese to Lower Loxley and explains to Elizabeth that Helen has decided to stop driving. He also updates Elizabeth on their upcoming appointment with the midwife and finds out all about Deck The Hall and Lower Loxley over Christmas. Elizabeth is aghast at Lynda's changes to the space at Lower Loxley for her Calendar Girls rehearsals. However, Elizabeth's pleased with her calendar photo - but what will Susan think of hers? Elizabeth and Susan do well in rehearsal, with Lynd ain her note-giving praising the truth in their performances. Susan checks that Elizabeth's ok - she's clearly drawn on something very personal. Susan and Elizabeth are nervous about tomorrow's rehearsal - where they have to undress...

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