The Archers

BBC Radio 4

Arts, Performing Arts

Chart Positions

Performing Arts 61

Contemporary drama in a rural setting



June 30th, 2015

Episode 215 of 635 episodes

Helen jokes with Rob, who has wriggled out of going round to Pat and Tony's tonight to look at hundreds of holiday photos. Talking happily about marriage plans, Helen reminds Rob to ask Charlie for time off for their holiday. Charlie and Rob talk about cricket and Tom and Helen have a jokey spat about her sudden interest in the sport - she never supported Tom, Tony or their late brother John when they used to play. As Charlie comments on Rob's two straight 'man of the match' awards, Rob remarks that he's only interested in doing his best for the team (on the pitch and at work). Charlie's annoyed that Rob has let their employee Stefan leave Berrow Farm for good - why didn't Rob try to persuade Stefan to stay? With no answers about the blocked culvert, it seems to be case closed, suggests Rob. Rob then chooses his moment to ask for some time off. Tony and Pat tell Helen and Tom about their good news from the HSE. They also stun their children with the news that they plan to retire, handing over control to Tom and Helen.