Archers Revisited, The [The Archers]

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2020042920200430 (R4)Things need to be said between Emma and Ed.

Themed programmes from the last two decades reliving unforgettable Ambridge moments.

2020043020200501 (R4)Lilian shares her Justin-wrangling wisdom.

Themed programmes from the last two decades reliving unforgettable Ambridge moments.

2020052520200526 (R4)David reflects on life at locked down Brookfield.

Themed programmes from the last two decades reliving unforgettable Ambridge moments.

2020052620200527 (R4)Is it cricket season in locked down Ambridge? Harrison struggles to strike the right tone.

Themed programmes from the last two decades reliving unforgettable Ambridge moments.

2020052720200528 (R4)Josh faces some tough decisions in locked down Brookfield.

Themed programmes from the last two decades reliving unforgettable Ambridge moments.

2020052820200529 (R4)David attempts to restore peace at locked down Brookfield.

Themed programmes from the last two decades reliving unforgettable Ambridge moments.

2020060120200602 (R4)Emma attempts to balance life

Themed programmes from the last two decades reliving unforgettable Ambridge moments.

2020060220200603 (R4)Susan puts her foot in it

Themed programmes from the last two decades reliving unforgettable Ambridge moments.

2020060320200604 (R4)Susan faces the consequences

Themed programmes from the last two decades reliving unforgettable Ambridge moments.

2020060420200605 (R4)Emma's mind begins to race

Themed programmes from the last two decades reliving unforgettable Ambridge moments.

Adam And Ian's Civil Partnership2006121420200504 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades reliving key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the first week looking at how four different couples tied the knot and how one much loved character left the series.

Ambridge has its first civil partnership when Adam and Ian hold their ceremony at Lower Loxley.

Of course, ragged nerves and family politics are customary at any wedding - and the union of Adam and Ian is no exception. By the time they make it down the aisle, Ian has already faced the painful ordeal of "coming out" to his father and brothers - something of a double-whammy for the Craig family, as the announcement was swiftly followed by news of his engagement to Adam.

Adam also has a potential family crisis to face on his big day, in the shape of stepfather Brian Aldridge. Brian says his reservations about the relationship lie in concerns for the future of Home Farm - he is uncomfortable with the idea that his new son-in-law Ian might get his sullied chef's hands on part of his legacy.

But Jennifer suspects that her husband's real motives are based in homophobia and old-fashioned bigotry. After all, he's always showered stepdaughter Debbie with the love and affection of a natural father - so what's stopping him displaying a similar loyalty to Adam?

Despite Brian's reservations Adam and Jennifer were unprepared for the news that he wouldn't be attending the wedding, preferring instead to sulk alone in his expensive farmhouse.
Attending, and therefore endorsing, the union will take an unprecedented volte-face from Brian. But refusing to go would surely drive a wedge between the Aldridge family members.

This programme was originally broadcast on Friday 14th December 2006

Kathy Perks ..... Hedli Niklaus
Kenton Archer ..... Richard Atlee
Jennifer Aldridge ..... Angela Piper
Kate Aldridge ..... Kellie Bright
Sid Perks ..... Alan Devereux
Charles Collingwood ..... Brian Aldridge
Glen ..... Gerard Murphy
Adam Macy ..... Andrew Wincott
Ian Craig ..... Stephen Kennedy
Debbie Aldridge ..... Tamsin Greig

Writer, Tim Stimpson
Director, Julie Beckett

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive to revisit the day of Adam and Ian\u2019s civil partnership.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

Adam And Ian's Civil Partnership2006121420200505 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades reliving key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the first week looking at how four different couples tied the knot and how one much loved character left the series.

Ambridge has its first civil partnership when Adam and Ian hold their ceremony at Lower Loxley.

Of course, ragged nerves and family politics are customary at any wedding - and the union of Adam and Ian is no exception. By the time they make it down the aisle, Ian has already faced the painful ordeal of "coming out" to his father and brothers - something of a double-whammy for the Craig family, as the announcement was swiftly followed by news of his engagement to Adam.

Adam also has a potential family crisis to face on his big day, in the shape of stepfather Brian Aldridge. Brian says his reservations about the relationship lie in concerns for the future of Home Farm - he is uncomfortable with the idea that his new son-in-law Ian might get his sullied chef's hands on part of his legacy.

But Jennifer suspects that her husband's real motives are based in homophobia and old-fashioned bigotry. After all, he's always showered stepdaughter Debbie with the love and affection of a natural father - so what's stopping him displaying a similar loyalty to Adam?

Despite Brian's reservations Adam and Jennifer were unprepared for the news that he wouldn't be attending the wedding, preferring instead to sulk alone in his expensive farmhouse.
Attending, and therefore endorsing, the union will take an unprecedented volte-face from Brian. But refusing to go would surely drive a wedge between the Aldridge family members.

This programme was originally broadcast on Friday 14th December 2006

Kathy Perks ..... Hedli Niklaus
Kenton Archer ..... Richard Atlee
Jennifer Aldridge ..... Angela Piper
Kate Aldridge ..... Kellie Bright
Sid Perks ..... Alan Devereux
Charles Collingwood ..... Brian Aldridge
Glen ..... Gerard Murphy
Adam Macy ..... Andrew Wincott
Ian Craig ..... Stephen Kennedy
Debbie Aldridge ..... Tamsin Greig

Writer, Tim Stimpson
Director, Julie Beckett

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive to revisit the day of Adam and Ian\u2019s civil partnership.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

Adam And Ian's Civil Partnership2006121420200504 (R4)
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We delve into The Archers' archive to revisit the day of Adam and Ian's civil partnership.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

Adam And Ian's Civil Partnership2020050420200505 (R4)We delve into The Archers' archive to revisit the day of Adam and Ian's civil partnership.

Themed programmes from the last two decades reliving unforgettable Ambridge moments.

Bonfire Night2008110520200520 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades revisiting key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the third week when we take a look at five different occasions that mark unmissable dates in The Ambridge Calendar.

Remember, remember the 5th of November. As David and Kenton are in high spirits setting up the firework display Ian discovers Peggy at breaking point with Jack, whose increasingly erratic behaviour has kept her up all night.

Peggy married Jack Woolley, a pillar of the Borchester community, back in 1991 and they began to look forward to a blissful retirement.

All was going according to plan until Jack was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. One by one he sold Grey Gables, the Borchester Echo and Jaxx Caff as his illness progressed. Peggy began a long and difficult period as his carer.

When she had a stroke in 2008, Peggy reluctantly realised that as Jack deteriorated further he needed residential care. She was a very frequent visitor to The Laurels until his death.

This programme was originally broadcast on Wednesday 5th November 2008.

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive and it\u2019s Bonfire Night.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

Bonfire Night2008110520200521 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades revisiting key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the third week when we take a look at five different occasions that mark unmissable dates in The Ambridge Calendar.

Remember, remember the 5th of November. As David and Kenton are in high spirits setting up the firework display Ian discovers Peggy at breaking point with Jack, whose increasingly erratic behaviour has kept her up all night.

Peggy married Jack Woolley, a pillar of the Borchester community, back in 1991 and they began to look forward to a blissful retirement.

All was going according to plan until Jack was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. One by one he sold Grey Gables, the Borchester Echo and Jaxx Caff as his illness progressed. Peggy began a long and difficult period as his carer.

When she had a stroke in 2008, Peggy reluctantly realised that as Jack deteriorated further he needed residential care. She was a very frequent visitor to The Laurels until his death.

This programme was originally broadcast on Wednesday 5th November 2008.

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive and it\u2019s Bonfire Night.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

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We delve into The Archers' archive and it's Bonfire Night.

Themed programmes from the last two decades reliving unforgettable Ambridge moments.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

Brian Confesses to Jennifer2002121520200511 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades reliving key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the second week when we take a look at five different events that affect the characters’ relationship to their homes and the land, in ‘There’s No Place Like Home’.

When Brian Aldridge’s step-daughter, Debbie, confronted Brian over his affair with the much younger Siobhan Hathaway, he knew the game was up and that he had to confess to wife Jennifer.

Jennifer’s vision of her contented home life is shattered when she realises that Brian is the father of Siobhan’s baby. The episodes leading up to Brian's admission to Jennifer were heard by 4.75 million listeners.

This programme was originally broadcast on 15th December 2002.

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive and Brian has a confession to make.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

Brian Confesses to Jennifer2002121520200512 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades reliving key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the second week when we take a look at five different events that affect the characters’ relationship to their homes and the land, in ‘There’s No Place Like Home’.

When Brian Aldridge’s step-daughter, Debbie, confronted Brian over his affair with the much younger Siobhan Hathaway, he knew the game was up and that he had to confess to wife Jennifer.

Jennifer’s vision of her contented home life is shattered when she realises that Brian is the father of Siobhan’s baby. The episodes leading up to Brian's admission to Jennifer were heard by 4.75 million listeners.

This programme was originally broadcast on 15th December 2002.

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive and Brian has a confession to make.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

Brian Confesses To Jennifer2002121520200511 (R4)
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We delve into The Archers' archive and Brian has a confession to make.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

Brian Confesses To Jennifer2020051120200512 (R4)We delve into The Archers' archive and Brian has a confession to make.

Themed programmes from the last two decades reliving unforgettable Ambridge moments.

Brookfield in Lockdown2001032120200510 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades reliving key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the second week when we take a look at five different events that affect the characters relationship to their homes and the land, in ‘There’s No Place Like Home’.

Brookfield is under lockdown due to an outbreak of Foot and Mouth.

In 2001 there was a national outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease. Brookfield farm had been badly hit by the disease in 1956 and David Archer is keen that the farm doesn’t suffer the same kind of tragic losses that it did when his grandfather, Dan, was in charge. David and Ruth make the difficult decision to seal off Brookfield for six weeks. Brookfield went into self-imposed isolation from 13th March until 27th April.

Living at Brookfield at the time were Jill and Phil, David and Ruth and 3 year old Josh. Pip stayed with Shula so she could continue going to school until the Easter holidays. Bert moved into the Bungalow so that he could join the farm without coming and going, and was separated from Freda for the longest time ever. Food supplies were left at the gate. Jill got used to the siege mentality and coped admirably. They even celebrated Phil’s birthday under lockdown. Ruth only left the farm to go for her hospital check-ups following her breast cancer. The family lived under huge stress that the disease might find its way onto the farm.

This programme was originally broadcast on 21st March 2001.

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive to 2001 when Brookfield went into lockdown.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

Brookfield in Lockdown2001032120200511 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades reliving key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the second week when we take a look at five different events that affect the characters relationship to their homes and the land, in ‘There’s No Place Like Home’.

Brookfield is under lockdown due to an outbreak of Foot and Mouth.

In 2001 there was a national outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease. Brookfield farm had been badly hit by the disease in 1956 and David Archer is keen that the farm doesn’t suffer the same kind of tragic losses that it did when his grandfather, Dan, was in charge. David and Ruth make the difficult decision to seal off Brookfield for six weeks. Brookfield went into self-imposed isolation from 13th March until 27th April.

Living at Brookfield at the time were Jill and Phil, David and Ruth and 3 year old Josh. Pip stayed with Shula so she could continue going to school until the Easter holidays. Bert moved into the Bungalow so that he could join the farm without coming and going, and was separated from Freda for the longest time ever. Food supplies were left at the gate. Jill got used to the siege mentality and coped admirably. They even celebrated Phil’s birthday under lockdown. Ruth only left the farm to go for her hospital check-ups following her breast cancer. The family lived under huge stress that the disease might find its way onto the farm.

This programme was originally broadcast on 21st March 2001.

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive to 2001 when Brookfield went into lockdown.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

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We delve into The Archers' archive to 2001 when Brookfield went into lockdown.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

Brookfield In Lockdown2020051020200511 (R4)We delve into The Archers' archive to 2001 when Brookfield went into lockdown.

Themed programmes from the last two decades reliving unforgettable Ambridge moments.

Chris and Alice Return From Vegas2010080220200506 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades reliving key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the first week looking at how four different couples tied the knot and how one much loved character left the series.

Alice started dating Neil and Susan’s Carter’s son Christopher in 2008. Jennifer wasn’t pleased at her daughter dallying with a pigman’s son but reassured herself that Alice’s imminent departure to Southampton University would put an end to it. But she was wrong. The couple worked hard to maintain the long-distance relationship – despite occasional temptations and Jennifer’s ham-fisted attempts to pair Alice off with uber-posh Sebastian ‘Basti’ Streatfield.

Alice pooh-poohed Chris’s worries that he was too lowly for her. She loved him – and he returned the sentiment. They headed off for a holiday to America and when they returned it was to announce that they had got married in Vegas.

This programme was originally broadcast on Monday 2 August 2010

Brian Aldridge ..... Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge ..... Angela Piper
Alice Carter ..... Hollie Chapman
Neil Carter ..... Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter ..... Charlotte Martin
Chris Carter ..... Will Sanderson-Thwaite

Writer, Nawal Gadalla
Director, Rosemary Watts

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive to revisit Chris and Alice's elopement.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

Chris and Alice Return From Vegas2010080220200507 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades reliving key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the first week looking at how four different couples tied the knot and how one much loved character left the series.

Alice started dating Neil and Susan’s Carter’s son Christopher in 2008. Jennifer wasn’t pleased at her daughter dallying with a pigman’s son but reassured herself that Alice’s imminent departure to Southampton University would put an end to it. But she was wrong. The couple worked hard to maintain the long-distance relationship – despite occasional temptations and Jennifer’s ham-fisted attempts to pair Alice off with uber-posh Sebastian ‘Basti’ Streatfield.

Alice pooh-poohed Chris’s worries that he was too lowly for her. She loved him – and he returned the sentiment. They headed off for a holiday to America and when they returned it was to announce that they had got married in Vegas.

This programme was originally broadcast on Monday 2 August 2010

Brian Aldridge ..... Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge ..... Angela Piper
Alice Carter ..... Hollie Chapman
Neil Carter ..... Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter ..... Charlotte Martin
Chris Carter ..... Will Sanderson-Thwaite

Writer, Nawal Gadalla
Director, Rosemary Watts

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive to revisit Chris and Alice's elopement.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

Chris And Alice Return From Vegas2010080220200506 (R4)
20200507 (R4)
We delve into The Archers' archive to revisit Chris and Alice's elopement.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

Chris And Alice Return From Vegas2020050620200507 (R4)We delve into The Archers' archive to revisit Chris and Alice's elopement.

Themed programmes from the last two decades reliving unforgettable Ambridge moments.

Ed And Emma's Wedding2015052220200503 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades reliving key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the first week looking at how four different couples tied the knot and how one much loved character left the series.

Emma may once have been married to Will Grundy but she’s walking down the aisle with his brother Ed and Will is to be best man; the bitter feud between the two brothers it seems is finally over.

This programme was originally broadcast on Friday 22nd May 2015

Ed Grundy ..... Barry Farrimond
Neil Carter ..... Brian Hewlett
Joe Grundy ..... Edward Kelsey
Emma Grundy ..... Emerald O'Hanrahan
Clarrie Grundy ..... Heather Bell
Will Grundy ..... Philip Molloy
Eddie Grundy ..... Trevor Harrison
Tom Archer ..... William Troughton

Writer, Mary Cutler
Director, Sean O'Connor

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive and revisit the day Ed and Emma finally marry.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

Ed And Emma's Wedding2015052220200504 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades reliving key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the first week looking at how four different couples tied the knot and how one much loved character left the series.

Emma may once have been married to Will Grundy but she’s walking down the aisle with his brother Ed and Will is to be best man; the bitter feud between the two brothers it seems is finally over.

This programme was originally broadcast on Friday 22nd May 2015

Ed Grundy ..... Barry Farrimond
Neil Carter ..... Brian Hewlett
Joe Grundy ..... Edward Kelsey
Emma Grundy ..... Emerald O'Hanrahan
Clarrie Grundy ..... Heather Bell
Will Grundy ..... Philip Molloy
Eddie Grundy ..... Trevor Harrison
Tom Archer ..... William Troughton

Writer, Mary Cutler
Director, Sean O'Connor

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive and revisit the day Ed and Emma finally marry.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

Ed And Emma's Wedding2015052220200503 (R4)
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We delve into The Archers' archive and revisit the day Ed and Emma finally marry.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

Ed And Emma's Wedding2020050320200504 (R4)We delve into The Archers' archive and revisit the day Ed and Emma finally marry.

Themed programmes from the last two decades reliving unforgettable Ambridge moments.

Floods Hit Ambridge2015030320200513 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades reliving key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the second week when we take a look at five different events that affect the characters’ relationship to their homes and the land, in ‘There’s No Place Like Home’.

As residents of the village gather in St. Stephen’s on a March evening to listen to a talk, news arrives that the River Am has burst its banks and several houses are under water. Soon much of the village is under threat and rescue parties are organised to bring people trapped in their homes to safety, but as the waters rise Lynda is refusing to leave Ambridge Hall until she can find her dog Scruff.

This programme was originally broadcast on 3rd March 2015.

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive and the River Am is rising.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

Floods Hit Ambridge2015030320200514 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades reliving key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the second week when we take a look at five different events that affect the characters’ relationship to their homes and the land, in ‘There’s No Place Like Home’.

As residents of the village gather in St. Stephen’s on a March evening to listen to a talk, news arrives that the River Am has burst its banks and several houses are under water. Soon much of the village is under threat and rescue parties are organised to bring people trapped in their homes to safety, but as the waters rise Lynda is refusing to leave Ambridge Hall until she can find her dog Scruff.

This programme was originally broadcast on 3rd March 2015.

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive and the River Am is rising.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

Floods Hit Ambridge2015030320200513 (R4)
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We delve into The Archers' archive and the River Am is rising.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

Floods Hit Ambridge2020051320200514 (R4)We delve into The Archers' archive and the River Am is rising.

Themed programmes from the last two decades reliving unforgettable Ambridge moments.

Helen Wins Custody Of Her Boys2020051420200515 (R4)We delve into The Archers' archive and it's the day of Helen's family court judgement.

Themed programmes from the last two decades reliving unforgettable Ambridge moments.

Joe Grundy's Wake2019110820200507 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades reliving key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the first week looking at how four different couples tied the knot and how one much loved character left the series.

After being part of the annual opening of the Cider Club at Grange Farm, Joe died peacefully in his sleep in October 2019. After the funeral, attended by most of the village, a wake was held at the Tearoom and later members of the Cider Club retired to the Bull to toast Joe with a glass of Tumble Tussock. The Grundys have done Joe proud.

The actor Edward Kelsey played Joe for thirty four years until his own death in April 2019.

This programme was originally broadcast on Friday 8th November 2019.

Lilian Bellamy ..... Sunny Ormonde
Alf Grundy ..... David Hargreaves
Emma Grundy ..... Emerald O'Hanrahan
Clarrie Grundy ..... Heather Bell
Jazzer McCreary..... Ryan Kelly
Eddie Grundy ..... Trevor Harrison
Jim Lloyd ..... John Rowe

Writer, Gillian Richmond
Director, Marina Caldarone

Cast from earlier episodes this week:
Ed Grundy ..... Barry Farrimond
Neil Carter ..... Brian Hewlett
Joe Grundy ..... Edward Kelsey
Will Grundy ..... Philip Molloy
Tom Archer ..... William Troughton
Sid Perks ..... Alan Devereux
Adam Macy ..... Andrew Wincott
Jennifer Aldridge ..... Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge ..... Charles Collingwood
Glen ..... Gerard Murphy
Kathy Perks ..... Hedli Niklaus
Kate Aldridge ..... Kellie Bright
Kenton Archer ..... Richard Atlee
Ian Craig ..... Stephen Kennedy
Debbie Aldridge ..... Tamsin Greig
Kirsty Miller ..... Annabelle Dowler
Tony Archer ..... David Troughton
Roy Tucker ..... Ian Pepperell
Alan Franks ..... John Telfer
Helen Archer ..... Louiza Patikas
Pat Archer ..... Patricia Gallimore
Tom Archer ..... Tom Graham
Susan Carter ..... Charlotte Martin
Alice Carter ..... Hollie Chapman
Chris Carter ..... Will Sanderson-Thwaite

Writers in earlier episodes this week, Mary Cutler, Tim Stimpson, Joanna Toye and Nawal Gadalla.
Directors in earlier episodes this week, Sean O'Connor, Julie Beckett & Rosemary Watts

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive as we bid farewell to Joe Grundy.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

Joe Grundy's Wake2019110820200508 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades reliving key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the first week looking at how four different couples tied the knot and how one much loved character left the series.

After being part of the annual opening of the Cider Club at Grange Farm, Joe died peacefully in his sleep in October 2019. After the funeral, attended by most of the village, a wake was held at the Tearoom and later members of the Cider Club retired to the Bull to toast Joe with a glass of Tumble Tussock. The Grundys have done Joe proud.

The actor Edward Kelsey played Joe for thirty four years until his own death in April 2019.

This programme was originally broadcast on Friday 8th November 2019.

Lilian Bellamy ..... Sunny Ormonde
Alf Grundy ..... David Hargreaves
Emma Grundy ..... Emerald O'Hanrahan
Clarrie Grundy ..... Heather Bell
Jazzer McCreary..... Ryan Kelly
Eddie Grundy ..... Trevor Harrison
Jim Lloyd ..... John Rowe

Writer, Gillian Richmond
Director, Marina Caldarone

Cast from earlier episodes this week:
Ed Grundy ..... Barry Farrimond
Neil Carter ..... Brian Hewlett
Joe Grundy ..... Edward Kelsey
Will Grundy ..... Philip Molloy
Tom Archer ..... William Troughton
Sid Perks ..... Alan Devereux
Adam Macy ..... Andrew Wincott
Jennifer Aldridge ..... Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge ..... Charles Collingwood
Glen ..... Gerard Murphy
Kathy Perks ..... Hedli Niklaus
Kate Aldridge ..... Kellie Bright
Kenton Archer ..... Richard Atlee
Ian Craig ..... Stephen Kennedy
Debbie Aldridge ..... Tamsin Greig
Kirsty Miller ..... Annabelle Dowler
Tony Archer ..... David Troughton
Roy Tucker ..... Ian Pepperell
Alan Franks ..... John Telfer
Helen Archer ..... Louiza Patikas
Pat Archer ..... Patricia Gallimore
Tom Archer ..... Tom Graham
Susan Carter ..... Charlotte Martin
Alice Carter ..... Hollie Chapman
Chris Carter ..... Will Sanderson-Thwaite

Writers in earlier episodes this week, Mary Cutler, Tim Stimpson, Joanna Toye and Nawal Gadalla.
Directors in earlier episodes this week, Sean O'Connor, Julie Beckett & Rosemary Watts

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive as we bid farewell to Joe Grundy.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

Joe Grundy's Wake2019110820200507
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We delve into The Archers' archive as we bid farewell to Joe Grundy.

Themed programmes from the last two decades reliving unforgettable Ambridge moments.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

Kirsty and Tom are Getting Married2014042420200505 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades reliving key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the first week looking at how four different couples tied the knot and how one much loved character left the series.

Kirsty first got to know Tom when they were both young eco-warriors and she became part of the family at Bridge Farm continuing to work for Helen even after Tom had dumped her.
But she and Tom got back together and now their wedding has been planned down to the last detail. All they’ve got to do is make it through the day..

This programme was originally broadcast on 24th April 2014

Pat Archer ..... Patricia Gallimore
Joe Grundy ..... Edward Kelsey
Tom Archer ..... Tom Graham
Alan Franks ..... John Telfer
Kirsty Miller ..... Annabelle Dowler
Tony Archer ..... David Troughton
Helen Archer ..... Louiza Patikas
Roy Tucker ..... Ian Pepperell
Eddie Grundy ..... Trevor Harrison

Writer, Joanna Toye
Director, Sean O'Connor

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive to revisit Kirsty and Tom's big day.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

Kirsty and Tom are Getting Married2014042420200506 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades reliving key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the first week looking at how four different couples tied the knot and how one much loved character left the series.

Kirsty first got to know Tom when they were both young eco-warriors and she became part of the family at Bridge Farm continuing to work for Helen even after Tom had dumped her.
But she and Tom got back together and now their wedding has been planned down to the last detail. All they’ve got to do is make it through the day..

This programme was originally broadcast on 24th April 2014

Pat Archer ..... Patricia Gallimore
Joe Grundy ..... Edward Kelsey
Tom Archer ..... Tom Graham
Alan Franks ..... John Telfer
Kirsty Miller ..... Annabelle Dowler
Tony Archer ..... David Troughton
Helen Archer ..... Louiza Patikas
Roy Tucker ..... Ian Pepperell
Eddie Grundy ..... Trevor Harrison

Writer, Joanna Toye
Director, Sean O'Connor

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive to revisit Kirsty and Tom's big day.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

Kirsty And Tom Are Getting Married2014042420200505 (R4)
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We delve into The Archers' archive to revisit Kirsty and Tom's big day.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

Kirsty And Tom Are Getting Married2020050520200506 (R4)We delve into The Archers' archive to revisit Kirsty and Tom's big day.

Themed programmes from the last two decades reliving unforgettable Ambridge moments.

New Year's Eve: The Lower Loxley Ball2001123120200517 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades reliving key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the third week when we take a look at five different occasions that mark unmissable dates in The Ambridge Calendar.
Our first invitation is to the New Year’s Eve Ball at Lower Loxley.

It’s the last night of 2001 and as the New Year is ushered in Peggy and Jack are celebrating their eleventh wedding anniversary. But with Siobhan Hathaway dancing the night away with Brian, maybe Jennifer should be wondering about the future of her own marriage. And over at the Bull Ed can only stand and watch as Will and Emma greet 2002 with a kiss.

This programme was originally broadcast on Monday 31st December 2001

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive to attend the New Year\u2019s Eve Ball at Lower Loxley.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

New Year's Eve: The Lower Loxley Ball2001123120200518 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades reliving key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the third week when we take a look at five different occasions that mark unmissable dates in The Ambridge Calendar.
Our first invitation is to the New Year’s Eve Ball at Lower Loxley.

It’s the last night of 2001 and as the New Year is ushered in Peggy and Jack are celebrating their eleventh wedding anniversary. But with Siobhan Hathaway dancing the night away with Brian, maybe Jennifer should be wondering about the future of her own marriage. And over at the Bull Ed can only stand and watch as Will and Emma greet 2002 with a kiss.

This programme was originally broadcast on Monday 31st December 2001

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive to attend the New Year\u2019s Eve Ball at Lower Loxley.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

New Year's Eve: The Lower Loxley Ball2001123120200517 (R4)
20200518 (R4)
We delve into The Archers' archive to attend the New Year's Eve Ball at Lower Loxley.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

New Year's Eve: The Lower Loxley Ball2020051720200518 (R4)We delve into The Archers' archive to attend the New Year's Eve Ball at Lower Loxley.

Themed programmes from the last two decades reliving unforgettable Ambridge moments.

The Christmas Lights Switch On2014120520200521 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades revisiting key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the third week when we take a look at five different occasions that mark unmissable dates in The Ambridge Calendar.

As the residents of Ambridge gather on the green for the traditional Christmas Lights switch on, rumours abound. It seems that David and Ruth Archer have agreed to sell Brookfield to Justin Elliot’s firm, Damara Capital, which has a vested interest in the council approving plans for a new road that would impact hugely on the village. The residents have been mounting a campaign against the building of the road believing David and Ruth to be on their side, but instead it looks like they’re about to betray their community.

Not everyone is unhappy though as Emma has a surprise for Ed.

This programme was originally broadcast on Friday 5th December 2014.

Adam Macy ..... Andrew Wincott
Charlie Thomas ..... Felix Scott
Jennifer Aldridge ..... Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge ..... Charles Collingwood
Lynda Snell ..... Carole Boyd
Ed Grundy ..... Barry Farrimond
Emma Grundy ..... Emerald O'Hanrahan

Writer, Mary Cutler
Director, Julie Beckett

Cast from earlier episodes this week:
David Archer ..... Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer ..... Felicity Finch
Phil Archer ..... Norman Painting
Jill Archer ..... Patricia Greene
Eddie Grundy ..... Trevor Harrison
Will Grundy ..... Philip Molloy
Emma Grundy ..... Felicity Jones
Tim Hathaway ..... Jay Villiers
Siobhan Donovan ..... Caroline Lennon
Nigel Pargetter ..... Graham Seed
Clarrie Grundy ..... Rosalind Adams
Neil Carter ..... Brian Hewlett
Alice Aldridge ..... Hollie Chapman
Justin Elliott ..... Simon Williams
Lilian Bellamy ..... Sunny Ormonde
Shula Hebden Lloyd ..... Judy Bennett
Matt Crawford ..... Kim Durham
Nic Grundy ..... Becky Wright
Ian Craig ..... Stephen Kennedy
Adam Macy ..... Andrew Wincott
Kenton Archer ..... Richard Atlee
Peggy Woolley ..... June Spencer
Jack Woolley ..... Arnold Peters
Elizabeth Pargetter..... Alison Dowling

Writers in earlier episodes this week, Carole Simpson Solazzo, Caroline Harrington, Gillian Richmond,
Directors in earlier episodes this week, Marina Caldarone

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive and it\u2019s the night of the Christmas Lights Switch On.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

The Christmas Lights Switch On2014120520200522 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades revisiting key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the third week when we take a look at five different occasions that mark unmissable dates in The Ambridge Calendar.

As the residents of Ambridge gather on the green for the traditional Christmas Lights switch on, rumours abound. It seems that David and Ruth Archer have agreed to sell Brookfield to Justin Elliot’s firm, Damara Capital, which has a vested interest in the council approving plans for a new road that would impact hugely on the village. The residents have been mounting a campaign against the building of the road believing David and Ruth to be on their side, but instead it looks like they’re about to betray their community.

Not everyone is unhappy though as Emma has a surprise for Ed.

This programme was originally broadcast on Friday 5th December 2014.

Adam Macy ..... Andrew Wincott
Charlie Thomas ..... Felix Scott
Jennifer Aldridge ..... Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge ..... Charles Collingwood
Lynda Snell ..... Carole Boyd
Ed Grundy ..... Barry Farrimond
Emma Grundy ..... Emerald O'Hanrahan

Writer, Mary Cutler
Director, Julie Beckett

Cast from earlier episodes this week:
David Archer ..... Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer ..... Felicity Finch
Phil Archer ..... Norman Painting
Jill Archer ..... Patricia Greene
Eddie Grundy ..... Trevor Harrison
Will Grundy ..... Philip Molloy
Emma Grundy ..... Felicity Jones
Tim Hathaway ..... Jay Villiers
Siobhan Donovan ..... Caroline Lennon
Nigel Pargetter ..... Graham Seed
Clarrie Grundy ..... Rosalind Adams
Neil Carter ..... Brian Hewlett
Alice Aldridge ..... Hollie Chapman
Justin Elliott ..... Simon Williams
Lilian Bellamy ..... Sunny Ormonde
Shula Hebden Lloyd ..... Judy Bennett
Matt Crawford ..... Kim Durham
Nic Grundy ..... Becky Wright
Ian Craig ..... Stephen Kennedy
Adam Macy ..... Andrew Wincott
Kenton Archer ..... Richard Atlee
Peggy Woolley ..... June Spencer
Jack Woolley ..... Arnold Peters
Elizabeth Pargetter..... Alison Dowling

Writers in earlier episodes this week, Carole Simpson Solazzo, Caroline Harrington, Gillian Richmond,
Directors in earlier episodes this week, Marina Caldarone

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive and it\u2019s the night of the Christmas Lights Switch On.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

The Christmas Lights Switch On2014120520200521
20200521 (R4)
20200522 (R4)
We delve into The Archers' archive and it's the night of the Christmas Lights Switch On.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

Themed programmes from the last two decades reliving unforgettable Ambridge moments.

The Flower and Produce Show2008090720200518 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades reliving key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the third week when we take a look at five different occasions that mark unmissable dates in The Ambridge Calendar.

The Flower and Produce Show has always been one of the most competitive dates in The Ambridge year. Jill‘s not happy with her Victoria Sponge but everyone’s surprised by the winner of the cake entries. Could there be foul play afoot? And in the photography category, Lynda has high hopes for her shots of village life. Jennifer has other things to worry about when Alice calls from Bestival.

It’s not the first time ‘cheating’ has occurred at the Flower and Produce Show. Way back in 1977 Doris Archer’s prize winning lemon curd came under suspicion, and there’s a long tradition of people being eliminated for not really understanding the rules – more recently Jim Lloyd was disqualified for using the wrong kind of twine to tie his onions together but that may have been a rule Joe Grundy made up in order to prevent Jim from winning!

This programme was originally broadcast on Sunday 7th September 2008

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive and there\u2019s skulduggery at the Flower and Produce Show.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

The Flower and Produce Show2008090720200519 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades reliving key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the third week when we take a look at five different occasions that mark unmissable dates in The Ambridge Calendar.

The Flower and Produce Show has always been one of the most competitive dates in The Ambridge year. Jill‘s not happy with her Victoria Sponge but everyone’s surprised by the winner of the cake entries. Could there be foul play afoot? And in the photography category, Lynda has high hopes for her shots of village life. Jennifer has other things to worry about when Alice calls from Bestival.

It’s not the first time ‘cheating’ has occurred at the Flower and Produce Show. Way back in 1977 Doris Archer’s prize winning lemon curd came under suspicion, and there’s a long tradition of people being eliminated for not really understanding the rules – more recently Jim Lloyd was disqualified for using the wrong kind of twine to tie his onions together but that may have been a rule Joe Grundy made up in order to prevent Jim from winning!

This programme was originally broadcast on Sunday 7th September 2008

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive and there\u2019s skulduggery at the Flower and Produce Show.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

The Flower And Produce Show2008090720200518 (R4)
20200519 (R4)
We delve into The Archers' archive and there's skulduggery at the Flower and Produce Show.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

The Flower And Produce Show2020051820200519 (R4)We delve into The Archers' archive and there's skulduggery at the Flower and Produce Show.

Themed programmes from the last two decades reliving unforgettable Ambridge moments.

The Grundys' Eviction From Grange Farm2000042620200512 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades reliving key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the second week when we take a look at five different events that affect the characters’ relationship to their homes and the land, in ‘There’s No Place Like Home’.

The day of the Grundys’ eviction from Grange Farm has arrived.

The Grundys were tenant farmers at Grange farm but their landlords, Borchester Land, wanted them out and when they were no longer able to pay their rent BL took the opportunity to evict them. All the Grundys, except Will, had to move to a small council flat which hit the family very hard. Then Editor Vanessa Whitburn commented at the time about the storyline: "It's only realistic for a drama set in the countryside to reflect what's going on there properly. Even six months ago it was obvious that farming was going through its worst crisis since the 30s. And the most vulnerable, apart from hill farmers, are small-scale tenant farmers like the Grundys. This is what can happen to people like them."

This programme was originally broadcast on 26th April 2000.

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive and the Grundys are being evicted.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

The Grundys' Eviction From Grange Farm2000042620200513 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades reliving key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the second week when we take a look at five different events that affect the characters’ relationship to their homes and the land, in ‘There’s No Place Like Home’.

The day of the Grundys’ eviction from Grange Farm has arrived.

The Grundys were tenant farmers at Grange farm but their landlords, Borchester Land, wanted them out and when they were no longer able to pay their rent BL took the opportunity to evict them. All the Grundys, except Will, had to move to a small council flat which hit the family very hard. Then Editor Vanessa Whitburn commented at the time about the storyline: "It's only realistic for a drama set in the countryside to reflect what's going on there properly. Even six months ago it was obvious that farming was going through its worst crisis since the 30s. And the most vulnerable, apart from hill farmers, are small-scale tenant farmers like the Grundys. This is what can happen to people like them."

This programme was originally broadcast on 26th April 2000.

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive and the Grundys are being evicted.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

The Grundys' Eviction From Grange Farm2000042620200512 (R4)
20200513 (R4)
We delve into The Archers' archive and the Grundys are being evicted.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

The Grundys' Eviction From Grange Farm2020051220200513 (R4)We delve into The Archers' archive and the Grundys are being evicted.

Themed programmes from the last two decades reliving unforgettable Ambridge moments.

The Hunt Ball2017102920200519 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades reliving key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the third week when we take a look at five different occasions that mark unmissable dates in The Ambridge Calendar.

The night of the Hunt Ball has arrived and Lilian is attending with new love Justin Elliott.

But her evening is interrupted by calls from her ex, Matt Crawford, and he wants her to leave town with him tonight. Will she go or will someone put a stop to Matt’s plans?

Lilian has always been Pusscat to Matt Crawford’s Tiger, but she thought she had finally closed the door on their relationship now she’s with Justin Elliott.

When Matt cleared out the bank accounts and disappeared to Costa Rica she thought she’d never see him again, but Matt reappeared in Ambridge in April of 2017 and it didn’t take him long to make himself a few enemies. He’s attempted to destroy Lilian’s impending marriage to Justin, having blackmailed Alistair in the past over his gambling he’s now spread ugly rumours about his veterinary practice being responsible for a horse’s death incurring Shula’s loathing, come to blows with Adam over his and Ian’s plans to adopt, and left Tom a few thousand pounds worse off in a deal. There are plenty of people who might want to see Matt dead and they’re all either at the Hunt Ball or drinking in the Bull. Would any of them dare?

This programme was originally broadcast on Sunday 29th October 2017

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive and it\u2019s the night of the Hunt Ball at Grey Gables.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

The Hunt Ball2017102920200520 (R4)Three weeks of themed programmes from the last two decades reliving key moments from the characters’ lives and the events that make Ambridge unforgettable. This episode forms part of the third week when we take a look at five different occasions that mark unmissable dates in The Ambridge Calendar.

The night of the Hunt Ball has arrived and Lilian is attending with new love Justin Elliott.

But her evening is interrupted by calls from her ex, Matt Crawford, and he wants her to leave town with him tonight. Will she go or will someone put a stop to Matt’s plans?

Lilian has always been Pusscat to Matt Crawford’s Tiger, but she thought she had finally closed the door on their relationship now she’s with Justin Elliott.

When Matt cleared out the bank accounts and disappeared to Costa Rica she thought she’d never see him again, but Matt reappeared in Ambridge in April of 2017 and it didn’t take him long to make himself a few enemies. He’s attempted to destroy Lilian’s impending marriage to Justin, having blackmailed Alistair in the past over his gambling he’s now spread ugly rumours about his veterinary practice being responsible for a horse’s death incurring Shula’s loathing, come to blows with Adam over his and Ian’s plans to adopt, and left Tom a few thousand pounds worse off in a deal. There are plenty of people who might want to see Matt dead and they’re all either at the Hunt Ball or drinking in the Bull. Would any of them dare?

This programme was originally broadcast on Sunday 29th October 2017

We delve into The Archers\u2019 archive and it\u2019s the night of the Hunt Ball at Grey Gables.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

The Hunt Ball2017102920200519 (R4)
20200520 (R4)
We delve into The Archers' archive and it's the night of the Hunt Ball at Grey Gables.

Contemporary drama in a rural setting

The Hunt Ball2020051920200520 (R4)We delve into The Archers' archive and it's the night of the Hunt Ball at Grey Gables.

Themed programmes from the last two decades reliving unforgettable Ambridge moments.