Loxfest is over. Locket-gate is upon us. Discuss Mowgli, Rob's new secret and of course the new road here with other Archers fans.

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PseudoBadger Sun 31-Aug-14 16:34:04

New thread for hopefully an exciting Sunday episode. Poor Hayley.

AllMimsyWereTheBorogoves Sun 31-Aug-14 16:36:22

Nice new title, Pseudo! Thanks.

Shallishanti Sun 31-Aug-14 16:38:09

incidentally who is right- is it mow-gli (as in cow) or moe-gli???

BuildYourOwnSnowman Sun 31-Aug-14 16:40:52

I thought it was mow as in 'went to mow a meadow'

FiveGoMadInDorset Sun 31-Aug-14 16:49:01

What is Rob's secret, is she pregnant?

PetulaGordino Sun 31-Aug-14 16:51:51

thanks for the new thread!

shalli linda said one, lilian said the other iirc

Icimoi Sun 31-Aug-14 16:58:15

Revisiting the discussion about Bethany, as someone said, she may well be much better off in a small village school with a 1:1 teaching assistant than in a class of 30 in a large Birmingham primary. It wouldn't be difficult to send the teacher and TA off for training - they have to do ongoing professional development training anyway. They cannot be the only family with a DS child in Borsetshire,and Borchester must have educational psychologists and speech and language therapists available. It's just bizarre that Vickoi sees the situation as requiring either Loxley Barratt or a wholesale move to Brum with nothing in between.

Icimoi Sun 31-Aug-14 17:00:48

Re Rob's secret, the general view seems to be that Jess is either pregnant, has an STD, or has had Henry's new predilection for violence to be reported to her in her capacity as Borsetshire's only social worker.

Though it did occur to me that maybe her father left Knob something substantial in his will on condition that he remained married to and living with Jess. That could be fun.

Shallishanti Sun 31-Aug-14 17:11:28

yes, didn't Lynda say 'I think you'll find it's...' as if she had some reason for thinking so??

Shallishanti Sun 31-Aug-14 17:13:32

from the horse's mouth

PseudoBadger Sun 31-Aug-14 17:18:27

I would like to bet that's more research than the SWs have ever done Shalli grin

Shallishanti Sun 31-Aug-14 17:19:32

They maybe only saw the film....wink

R4 Sun 31-Aug-14 17:40:22

Re Bethany: it's not just the size of classes or whether teachers in deepest,darkest Borsetshire have ever encountered Downs (we don't live on the moon you knowhmm) but big cities usually have bigger budgets - not only in total but also per head - than the Shires. You only have to look at things like the London Challenge to see what funding can do.

Waswondering Sun 31-Aug-14 17:42:22

I've missed the Mowgli reference ... What's it about?

R4 Sun 31-Aug-14 17:45:38

where have you been ww?shock It's the name of Lillian and Lynda's grandson.
I kid you not.

Shallishanti Sun 31-Aug-14 17:45:42

Leonie's baby is called Mowgli!!!!!

CuttedUpPear Sun 31-Aug-14 17:50:04

Checking in

TheOneWiththeNicestSmile Sun 31-Aug-14 18:49:18

Surely Vicky is intending to send Beth to a special school (they still exist), not a large city mainstream school? That's how I interpreted what she said

Yes, she could do very well in a small village school, IF she had 1-1 help & they all knew what they were doing, but that's a big if.

GypsyFloss Sun 31-Aug-14 18:50:32

Good title , thanks Pseudo.

TheOneWiththeNicestSmile Sun 31-Aug-14 18:52:25

Baloo is pronounced BAR-loo?

ZeroSomeGameThingy Sun 31-Aug-14 18:55:11

Loving Locket-gate - thanks Pseudo.

Wonder who'll be gossiping at St Stephen's today...

unitarian Sun 31-Aug-14 19:19:13


Hayley's still got it. Freddie's seen it. Roy things life can get back to normal!

unitarian Sun 31-Aug-14 19:19:47


mrsmaturin Sun 31-Aug-14 19:20:59

I find the Roy/Hayley scenes so painful to listen to - it's like hearing a Relationships thread She's probably checking his phone and e-mails in secret. She clearly knows whats going on, just doesn't want to articulate it.

CuttedUpPear Sun 31-Aug-14 19:24:55

Someone please take pity upon me and explain the trajectory of the locket thus far (from purchase)
I am flat out with DCs and work atm and can't keep track of the really important things in life!

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