The Archers

BBC Radio 4

Arts, Performing Arts

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Arts 187

Contemporary drama in a rural setting



December 27th, 2015

Episode 377 of 870 episodes

Jill asks Pip about the Fairbrothers, wondering if anything's going on. But despite their efforts, Pip seems more interested in Matthew, the Brookfield milker, who she invites over for lunch and also to join her at the New Year's Eve Young Farmers' party. Meanwhile, David's looking forward to the cast coming off his arm. He's happy that Ruth has managed to book her flight home from New Zealand. David senses that Ruth's rather unhappy with him for keeping his broken arm a secret from her. Matthew's sympathetic to the fact that Brookfield may have to get out of dairy as well. Pip wonders what she could do to help if she worked more independently - perhaps a job close to home? Lynda fears a disastrous opening night performance tonight of Calendar Girls, following a problem-filled dress rehearsal. Roy offers up some wisdom that a bad dress rehearsal should mean a good first night - but will be proved correct? Lynda's in a panic on the opening night of Calendar Girls - it's sure to be a disaster...

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