28th Nov - 3rd Dec 2010
While Helen fights the baby blues, the rest of Ambridge finds itself under a rainbow of riotous colour...
Ruiari looks green around the gills as he feels off colour after an evening out with Kate. A yellow-bellied Kate, meanwhile, struggles to tell Phoebe she’ll be away from Ambridge for a while. Nigel and Elizabeth get green fingers as they deck the hall for their infamous event. Elizabeth is tickled pink by how magical Lower Loxley looks. Lets just hope they see the colour of money when the doors open as they struggle to stay in the black!
Showing their true colours
Friday is a black day for David who makes an unfortunate discovery. Undefeated, he prepares to nail his colours to the mast in a public meeting and vows to give his offenders a black eye if he gets his hands on ’em. Although Bert would say, ‘a hedge between keeps friendship green’, David encourages neighbours to peer over theirs and keep watch as black forces abound in the shadows. And talking of neighbours, Tony sees red when he finds Kathy in his house yet again. He can’t stand her moaning, but the words pot, kettle and black spring to mind!
It’s better than a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow… It’s The Archers!
A very special treat gives Jill a golden glow on Sunday, while David’s thrown into a black mood by events on Friday…
Sunday: A special day
Monday: Baby blues
Tuesday: What’s in a name?
Wednesday: Friction at Bridge Farm
Thursday: Decisions, decisions…
Friday: Neighbourhood watch
In the pink: Nigel & Elizabeth
Feeling blue: Helen & Kathy
21st-26th November 2010
As the season of feasting fast approaches, our favourite Ambridge residents get their teeth into food, glorious food…
Hoping to be flavour of the month, Jazzer’s out to impress his ‘lady friend’ Jackie with some fine cuisine, but will his taste for women get in the way of dessert? Meanwhile, as her ambitions grow Pip hungers for change, but as Helen grows, so her appetite wanes. Forget cravings and ‘eating for two’; Helen’s barely eating for one! However, she gets some serious food for thought on Friday…
A man’s gotta eat
Eddie’s appetite for money is still going strong as he helps himself to something he shouldn’t, but as Eddie himself would argue, a man’s gotta eat. Will takes the usual moral high ground as he has no stomach for deceit, particularly when it could reflect badly on him. While Eddie makes a meal of it, David and Ruth select prime Brookfield beef, Susan takes TEAs at the shop, Jennifer dreads drinks with the out-laws, and Jolene eats out. Hungry for more? It’s The Archers!
Enjoy a festive appetiser with stir-up Sunday, TEA in the shop on Monday, and supper with Jazzer on Wednesday (rather you than me!)
Sunday: Hungry Helen?
Monday: Eddie helps himself
Tuesday: David beefs it up
Wednesday: Jazzer gets cooking
Thursday: Pip’s appetite grows
Friday: Jolene dines out
Fast food: Pip the chip (off the old block)
14-19th November 2010
The magician goes down well at Ruairi’s party, but there’s more to magic in Ambridge this week…
Thanks to some sleight of hand, Nathan gets his grubby mitts on an important document, but can he believe his eyes? Not if Eddie’s got anything to do with it! There’s trickery afoot, but will Clarrie shatter the illusion or can Eddie keep his secrets? Meanwhile, Clarrie envisages a lovely family Christmas, but she’ll need to bewitch both boys to make it happen.
Nigel and Elizabeth bring a touch of magic to Lower Loxley with fairy lights, Christmas trees, and enchanting horse and coach rides around the grounds. Joe wonders whether he can hop on the bandwagon, transforming Bartleby and his trap into money, I mean TEAs.
Tom meanwhile, hopes to perform his own magic trick, reducing Bridge Farm’s bills for a modest outlay. Such a feat might even make Tony smile, which would be nothing short of a miracle! Lilian fails to bewitch the BL Board while Lynda finds a new glamorous assistant at rehearsals.
With some help from Harry, Jazzer hopes to work some magic on Jackie. It might result in the vanishing act, although with Jazzer it’s more likely to be the naked lady; as long as he doesn’t cut her in half! Could it be magic? Of course... It’s The Archers!
Tune it on Tuesday to see whether Eddie’s trick goes to plan…
Masters of magic: Eddie, Jazzer?
7-12th November 2010
Now Brian and Lynda have stopped arguing over Peregrines, you might think factions would dissolve and calm would return to Ambridge; you would, of course, be wrong!
Lynda continues to canvas support for the pantomime, but worries her campaign won’t be enough to complete her cast. Meanwhile, at rehearsals, Nathan attempts to lure Eddie into his splinter group; forget rotten boroughs but beware rotten scoundrels! Will Eddie cross the floor, or will he retain his integrity, putting morals ahead of money?
Party problems for Pip!
Jolene and Kenton form an unlikely coalition as Kenton provides her with a reassuring vote of confidence. Harry seizes power over Jazzer who is forced to bend to his will. Pip’s party is peppered with dissension thanks to the eternally divided Grundy boys. Nic tests her diplomacy skills and does her best to diffuse the tension, but it’s an uphill struggle!
Tom is the party for change as he plans to bring Bridge Farm into the twenty-first century, in spite of opposition from the ever-resistant Tony. Tom uses a bit of spin to reassure his Grandma all is well, but does being economical with the truth now spell trouble for the future? And is family more important than progress? Meanwhile, Jill worries about Peggy renewing an old alliance… It’s The Archers!
Fallon decides on Wednesday, Nathan plots on Thursday, and the Grundy boys party on Friday – anything could happen!
Sunday: Pantos past and present
Monday: The reluctant host
Wednesday: She shall go to the ball
Thursday: Orful newes
Friday: Party politics
Top of the polls: Fallon proves popular
Voted out: Jazzer tests Harry’s patience
31st October - 5th November 2010
Can you put on Dick Whittington without a Dick? Lynda is about to find out!
Hallowe’en brings out the usual ghouls and ghosties and one or two surprises. Helen wants to share her knowledge of pregnancy and how to handle it with Emma, who’s not convinced, and Jim has a brainwave. For once it’s not in Latin so Kenton can understand it and give him some help.
Ed and Will have an unexpected meeting and tempers flare (there’s a surprise) – Ed should avoid dark corners when there’s a Will about. Bonfire night is on its way and Jolene misses Sid but finds understanding from an unexpected quarter.
Cold? Bored? Well then why not light a sparkler, dip into some parkin and turn on the radio. It’s The Archers!
Don’t miss Thursday’s episode when we find out who will play Dick
Sunday: Harry rockets to success!
Monday: Jim has a sparkling idea
Tuesday: Volcanoes erupt - it's the Grundy boys
Wednesday: Damp squib for Helen
Thursday: Kenton's plotting...
Friday: Whistles, crackles, pops and bangs
Reaching for the stars: Lynda
Lighting the touch paper: Kenton