November 15th, 2015
Episode 341 of 870 episodes
As Brian covers for sick Jeff, happily helping Adam with silage hauling, he and Adam discuss Phoebe, who has a driving theory test tomorrow. She's also swotting up as she aims for a place at Oxford. Brian warily mentions that Jennifer's planning something for his birthday. He and Adam also debate Home Farm's 'old system' - for Brian, the jury's still out on Adam's new way of farming. Lynda updates Kirsty on Calendar Girls - Susan has been trouble with her Yorkshire accent. Kirsty's very taken with the role of Ruth, which Helen turned down. Lynda offers Kirsty an audition. Meanwhile, Lynda feels harassed by Kathy, who at Grey Gables has picked her up on putting too much energy into 'other commitments'. Ruth shares David's enthusiasm for Pip's Welsh mules, although they're certainly different to what they're used to. A rather flat Ruth agrees that it's good to have Jill back at Brookfield. David reins in his enthusiasm, though, aware that Heather should be there now. Ruth later confronts David over having brought in a company to do the artificial inseminations - her job! David explains that with Ruth away in Prudhoe he wasn't sure of her availability so made the decision without her. But it's a waste of money, says Ruth - once again David has made a wrong decision and she was left out of the loop.