The Archers

BBC  |  Podcast , ±13 min episodes every day  | 
Contemporary drama in a rural setting from the world's longest running soap opera. Follow the residents of the fictional farming community of Ambridge. Original programmes broadcast 1900 hrs Sunday - Friday. Episodes added daily (except Saturdays).

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It's the day of Ruth's birthday party and she's excited. She loves her new scarf from David. Jill thinks Josh and Ben's gift of a 'Fear by Four' activity experience sounds daunting, but David and Ruth are sure it will be fine. Jennifer's outdone herself with floral displays and a jazz quintet in the party marquee. Ruth's delighted to see an old college friend. It's also Usha's birthday, but unlike Ruth she's been spared a special Ode from Bert.Ruth's deeply moved when Jill gives her an heirloom brooch of garnets and pearls - Ruth's just as much a daughter to her as Elizabeth and Shula, says Jill. Kate's been in a mood since Friday and parties hard. Phoebe keeps an eye on her at Jennifer's request. Kate knocks over the cake stand and initiates a drinking competition. Meanwhile Kenton reveals his big surprise - an adults' bouncy castle. It's a hit with David, but Kate's killer heels are a hindrance. Rex is chased by Pip's friend Xanthi. Phoebe and Alice joke that she should try Toby instead. But Toby's behaving and staying sober, ready to drive Pip home later. Jennifer remarks that he seems a changed man. However to Pip's annoyance Toby disappears when he's needed. Ruth tells David the evening's been perfect, and declares her love for him - even though his somersault still needs practice.


Kate has the rug pulled from under her, and Ruth suffers a crisis of confidence.

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