The Archers

BBC Radio 4

Arts, Performing Arts

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Performing Arts 56
Arts 187

Contemporary drama in a rural setting


The Archers 27/10/2015

October 27th, 2015

Episode 319 of 870 episodes

Jill admits she didn't sleep too well and Elizabeth feels stressed with work - and the prospect of Lynda's visit to chat about Calendar Girls auditions at Lower Loxley. Joe's Ghost Walks have received a few complaints for being too scary, so Elizabeth sends Jill to spy on him tonight. Joe talks to Jill of a female ghost character who had something of Nigel Pargetter about her, also mentioning dancing and then teasing Jill about sleeping in Julia's old room. Lynda asks Kirsty to consider the role of Celia in Calendar Girls. Helen seems too busy to audition, Lynda says, before revealing to Kirsty that Helen's pregnant. Kirsty feels the old Helen would have focused on her business and waited a bit longer before having a second child. Lynda offends Susan by offering the role of Lady Cravenshire and saying she can easily pass for 65 with makeup. They also chat about Lynda's plans to make an actual calendar for the village hall fund. Talk of ghosts makes Elizabeth think of Nigel - she admits to Jill that she sometimes feels his presence. Lynda delicately offers Elizabeth the role of Annie, the widow. Lynda tactfully explains that she thought of Elizabeth because of her courage, humour and determination to make something good come from a tragedy. She hopes Elizabeth might find the role cathartic - will she think about it?

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