Tasters 30th Jan-5th Feb 2011
It’s all work and no play for some of our favourite villagers this week…
Tony and Pat are looking forward to their holiday, but worry about leaving Helen with her hands full; luckily Ian is around to lend a hand. Meanwhile, Jolene takes a reluctant break, as The Bull is all but empty. Exhausted from the wedding at Lower Loxley, Kenton drops in on a bit of a busman’s holiday for well-earned drink.
Holiday, it would be so nice!
David is as busy as ever, and Jill has her work cut out keeping Elizabeth distracted, desperate for her to take a break. Elizabeth just can’t seem to relax her hold on the family business. Talking of breaks, with time on his hands, Brian mixes business with pleasure on the golf course, and looks forward to a visit to Paris for the International Agri-business show.
Caroline and Ian have no chance to relax with the news of an important impending visit. Excited, Lynda gives up her day off to get in on the action. Never has a work force been so keen… It’s The Archers!
Don’t miss Wednesday when a very special event is announced…
Sunday: Birthday blues
Monday: Big business
Tuesday: Only the lonely
Wednesday: News at Grey Gables
Thursday: Hard work
Friday: Help is at hand
Taking a break: Brian, Jolene & Kenton
Workaholic: Lynda, David & Ruth
Tasters 23rd-28th January 2011
As the fog roles in and Burns night approaches, we hope for some good cheer and a wee dram to warm the cockles in Ambridge this week…
There’s more hot air at Jazzer’s party than there is in your average bagpipes, but it’s welcome this Burns night. Will Harry do battle with a haggis as per tradition? Only time will tell, but we’d put money on the whisky flowing with Jazzer behind the bar.
Meanwhile, Ruth could do with a stiff drink as she struggles to keep the home fires burning at Brookfield. Pip lends a hand, but David’s distracted and Ruth feels all alone. Emma also feels second best when she hears Nic has been dining with Clarrie. No longer flavour of the month, Emma’s hungry for her share of the attention…
Food for thought
Kenton and Jolene are cooking on gas at The Bull as they serve out traditional hearty breakfasts. As cholesterol levels in Ambridge rise, Kenton’s company undoubtedly provides food for the soul; bad on the waistline, but it finally puts a smile on Jolene’s face.
Meanwhile, yoghurt wars are set to break out at the dairy. Pat finds herself walking on eggshells between new girl Vicky and the long serving Clarrie. Things could get messy… And not even hot chocolate and marshmallows can cheer up poor little Freddie and Lily who have more than their fair share of food for thought at the moment… It’s The Archers!
Toast the immortal memory on Tuesday with Jazzer and Harry, and look out for confrontation at the dairy on Wednesday…
Sunday: For whom the bell tolls
Monday: Working girls
Tuesday: Burns night goes with a bang
Wednesday: All’s fair in love and yoghurt
Thursday: Wits’ end
Friday: Fessing up
Cooking up a storm: Kenton and Jolene
Burnt out: Ruth and David
Tasters 16th-21st January 2011
With Nigel's funeral now a thing of the past, it's noses to the grindstone in Ambridge this week...
Elizabeth is keen to get back in the saddle, but Jill worries about her health. Meanwhile, the twins have their own share of work to keep them occupied. As we all know, the devil makes work for idle hands, but David's in the clear as he is up to his armpits with Lower Loxley business. As he struggles to cope with two workloads, we're left wondering whether his motives are truly philanthropic, or whether he's attempting to avoid his own demons?
Pip's working her socks off with a driving exam on its way and re-sits around the corner; Jim works himself into a lather when he discovers his research is being misused to prop up Joe Grundy's latest dubious scam; and Lilian has some important matters to work through which could effect Jolene's workload...
Clarrie can't wait to get back to the dairy, as she of all people knows that a woman's work is never done. Meanwhile, Vicky is busy hatching plans. Will her hard work pay off, or will Brenda's birthday be a complete disaster? All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, so grab a bottle of bubbly and head to the party on Friday... It's The Archers!
Sunday: The long and winding road
Monday: On the treadmill
Tuesday: All work and no play
Wednesday: Visiting hours
Thursday: The end of an era?
Friday: Happy Birthday Brenda!
Working 9-5: David, Freddie & Lily
Playtime: The Tuckers
Tasters 9-14th January 2011
As Ambridge struggles to reconcile the dramatic events of last week, work still needs to be done, village life goes on, and tongues continue to wag…
Helen and Tony are finally on speaking terms thanks to the birth of little Henry. Tony can’t stop cooing over his Grandson, and new mother Helen can’t stop talking about her son. Little does Helen know that she’s also the talk of the town… well, the dairy at least… where Susan and Vicky create enough hot air to spoil the yoghurt! It may only be small talk, but they have big ideas, and their gossip could soon get the Ambridge rumour mill turning…
Meanwhile, having been lost for words by his role in Nigel’s untimely demise, David is now speechless at the thought of his funeral. Thankfully friends and family are nearby with a plethora of platitudes and consoling words. Ruth, however, has no time for idle chatter as there’s work to be done at Brookfield!
Jill is determined to talk sense into Elizabeth, but Alan doesn’t want to speak out of turn. Jill feels like she’s talking to a brick wall, but can she sweet-talk Elizabeth into giving her what she wants? Eventually Jill says more than she intended and, after a revealing confession, Kenton gives voice when Elizabeth is silenced. The twins speak up for themselves, and even Shula and Usha manage to strike up an awkward conversation, having been at a loss for words for so long.
So make a cup of tea, pipe down and tune in… It’s The Archers! (Now you’re talking!)
Jill and Elizabeth have a revealing heart to heart on Wednesday, and it’s an emotional day for Nigel’s friends and family on Thursday…
Thursday: A poignant day
Friday: Difficult decisions
As good as his word: Kenton
Fighting for the last word: Jill and Elizabeth
Tasters 2-7th January 2011
A special episode for a special week...
A dramatic incident shakes Ambridge in a week of celebration and loss. As The Archers turns 60, some of our favourite villagers have cause to raise a toast, while others are left to pick up the pieces. Listen as events unfold in a dramatic double episode on Sunday; it’s one not to be missed…