The Archers

BBC Radio 4

Arts, Performing Arts

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Contemporary drama in a rural setting



January 20th, 2016

Episode 398 of 870 episodes

David's arm's still aching but he's up to some light work with Ruth. Pip and Matthew are enjoying their farm visit to the Welbys'. The tenancy agreement is being drawn up for Rex and Toby to continue farming at Hollowtree. Meanwhile, Josh has picked a BSc in Agriculture with Farm Business Management to apply for - he feels he needs a back-up plan if Ruth and David's dairy idea goes pear shaped. Ian and Adam lunch at Grey Gables as Ian wants to try out the new menu as a customer. Ian also fishes for information about when Charlie's leaving Ambridge. Adam's making no predictions, and also feels uncertain about what Justin Elliot's planning regarding the Estate contract. He wants to see an agreement in writing. Ian comments on watching TV box sets with Adam, asking him to save 'The Affair' to watch with him. Josh, Rex, David and Ruth debate the pros and cons of the new spring calving system they're planning to adopt at Brookfield. David hopes Josh will come round to it. David knows that there's so much riding on it - they really have to make it work.

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