The Archers

BBC Radio 4

Arts, Performing Arts

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Performing Arts 56
Arts 187

Contemporary drama in a rural setting



May 15th, 2016

Episode 497 of 870 episodes

Anna meets Helen the day before she goes to the mother and baby unit. Helen is full of questions about the journey and the unit. Helen isn't looking forward to meeting her unborn baby. It wasn't like that with Henry, she tells Anna. Helen says she thought it would have been better to wait before having children but Rob disagreed. Anna tries to find out more but Helen changes the subject. She wants her mum to be with her at the birth. Tom calls his parents and Johnny to a meeting about the future of Bridge Farm. They're barely covering costs so Tom suggests selling the pigs. Johnny is gutted about the pigs having to go - his dad started them. Tom says it's not forever but it has to be done for farm to stay afloat. Johnny tries to persuade Tom to enter his scotch eggs in the Borchester Food and Drink Awards but Tom says he doesn't have time. Pat can't believe she won't be able to support Helen through the birth. Tony asks Anna if there is any way Pat can be with Helen for the birth. Anna says there one possibility but it's a very slender chance.

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