December 17th, 2015
Episode 369 of 677 episodes
Brian's keen for Lilian to move back to her own home at the Dower House, dropping hints and offering help with the move. But Lilian won't think about it until the New Year. Lilian's helping Kate with ideas for her business - yoga and detox days - and Brian's taking over Phoebe's driving lessons, thinking Roy has been too casual. Brian and David attend the Borchester NFU's AGM and discuss some worrying figures about the Dairy industry. They have a few drinks and discuss other local farmers and the farmer's lot. Lynda and Susan are pleased for the Grundys, and Susan will be joining them for Christmas dinner. Lynda questions why she puts herself though the stress of directing a Christmas show, but agrees with Robert that they're looking forward to a cosy Christmas at Ambridge Hall. Lynda's delighted to have pulled off a casting 'coup' in securing the legendary Am-Dram actress Jean Harvey to take over from Carol Tregorran. However, Lynda finds Jean to be quite a handful, demanding changes and adding new things. Lilian and Susan complain. Lynda worries to Robert - but at this stage what other choice have they got?