Tasters 25th-30th December 2011
As families gather together to celebrate, we remember that Christmas comes but once a year, which is a relief for some in Ambridge...
Christmas is a time of tradition, but will the tradition of an epic family row be avoided this year? Jill certainly hopes so, and Shula does all she can to keep her warring siblings at opposite ends of the village. Meanwhile, Susan attempts to exert damage limitation when the Horrobins and Aldridges find themselves in the same room together. She’s fighting a losing battle, but the jury’s out on which side is worse…
There are ripples of discontent at Bridge Farm where Pat threatens to upset family present by remembering family past. Tom and Helen get a surprise on Christmas day, but will it be a welcome one? Kathy’s solitary Christmas suddenly doesn’t look so bad! Lynda, meanwhile, is preoccupied with her festive extravaganza. Will Jim’s rendition of Virgil be as dull as a cracker with no pop, and will Jazzer’s song be as pleasing as the heavenly choir? Tune in to find out… It’s The Archers!
Listen in on Sunday when you can sample one of Susan’s infamous canapés and don’t miss the show on Wednesday – Lynda’s counting on you to come!
Sunday: The truth will out
Monday: Family ties
Tuesday: Preparation is everything
Wednesday: Christmas Round the World
Thursday: Nerves start to show
Friday: Calamity strikes
Kissing under the mistletoe: Will & Nic
Party pooper: Pat
Tasters 18th-23rd December 2011
Christmas is coming but are the folk of Ambridge ready?
Lynda redoubles her efforts to prepare for the hotly anticipated Christmas show. We all love Jazzer’s voice, but will he pass Lynda’s exacting standards? Tune in on Tuesday to find out. Time is ticking and Lynda’s seeking nothing short of aural and culinary perfection. Praying for a Christmas miracle, she’s forced to make do with a good angel who works her magic, transforming the Village Hall into a winter wonderland. Meanwhile, Freddie’s busy preparing the stable at Lower Loxley for a very special visitor…
Keen to bask in the spirit of Christmas, Helen breaks with tradition and jumps the gun at Bridge Farm. Meanwhile, Nic bypasses Christmas spirit altogether, reaching for the vodka instead - well, it is her hen night after all! Well aware that true love is as rare as hen’s teeth, she’s happy to put all her eggs in one basket, as long as Will’s there to carry it! Will’s surprised when the girls come home worse for wear, but ‘he that would have eggs must endure the cackling of hens’ as the saying goes, and so must we… tune in… cluck cluck… It’s The Archers!
Don’t miss the meeting on Monday, and you may get to hear Jazzer’s dulcet tones on Tuesday…
Sunday: Pat gets her wish
Monday: Tom lends a hand
Tuesday: Susan gets support
Wednesday: Freddie can’t wait
Thursday: Nic gets grounded
Friday: Tony breaks with tradition
No spring chicken: Christine is 80 on Wednesday!
If it ain't chickens it's feathers: David laments ongoing problems at Brookfield...
Tasters 11-16th December 2011
With all the work Joe has done on Bartleby’s cart Nic looks forward to traveling in style on her wedding day, but some folk in Ambridge don’t know whether they’re coming or going this week…
Brian comes back from abroad refreshed, but soon faces the same old problems. Meanwhile, Will is finally moving on from his dramatic past with Emma, but the past poses an interesting problem in the present for Nic. Emma gets ready to go back to work in January, while Clarrie’s search for a job gets her nowhere fast. Meanwhile, Roy struggles to move on in Phoebe’s absence, missing the girl whose desire to see her mother spirited her on to pastures new…
On the move
Pat’s going round in circles and Helen’s concerned she’s spiraling out of control. Has Pat got a one-way ticket to Depressionsville, or can Tony get her back on course? There’s no stopping Freddie this week – he’s living life in the fast lane with the help of a four-legged friend - and Lily’s looking forward to a change of scene. The Christmas show is coming on apace with the fast-talking Lynda striding forth. Meanwhile, bad news travels fast at Brookfield where an old enemy causes problems – trials and tribulations are coming thick and fast for David and progress at the dairy slides to a halt. Elsewhere, Susan’s still going fast and furious and Neil’s concerned she’ll burn out altogether! Get a move on… It’s The Archers!
Tune in on Tuesday when Tony takes control and listen in on Thursday when bad news hits Brookfield…
Sunday: Roy reveals
Monday: Fighting talk
Tuesday: Brian’s back
Wednesday: Words from the wise?
Thursday: The final straw
Friday: A date for the diary
On the run: Susan just can’t stop
Keeping still: Clarrie’s going nowhere
Tasters 4-9th December 2011
It’s all about communication this week, as some folk have to shout to be heard, while others wish they’d keep quiet…
Pictures really can speak louder than words - seeing Rich’s photo last week was a real wake up call for Pat. Tom and Helen state their case with clarity and feeling, but it’s a bit like talking to a brick wall. Pat’s desperate to pick up the phone, but the rest of the family would rather she kept schtum. Maybe instead of calling Sharon, Pat should call it a day instead?
Elsewhere in Ambridge, Neil grumbles on until Susan gets the message loud and clear. She plans to have a word with Tracy but it’s not over and out just yet, more under Neil’s feet and in Neil’s way. Meanwhile, Jill worries that the war of words between Elizabeth and David will continue at Christmas, leading them to say things they both might regret. Shula and Elizabeth talk presents, and it turns out they both speak the same language. The loud-mouthed Lynda searches for the perfect voice to complete her cabaret line up – her own voice carries far and wide in the pursuit of that special talent. But hush, it’s time to lay back and listen… It’s The Archers!
Don’t miss Wednesday’s episode and head to Ambridge on Thursday for the Christmas lights switch-on…
Sunday: Jim to the rescue
Monday: Neil watches the clock
Tuesday: Joe gets ready
Wednesday: David digests the data
Thursday: Lynda’s elated
Friday: Jill talks tactics
Speaking out of turn: Pat, who wishes she could take back what was said all those years ago.
Drumming up some noise: Lynda wants more music…