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HearMyRoar Fri 19-Apr-13 19:18:41

Dead or another ambridge coma special?

So...what do we think?...

ppeatfruit Mon 22-Apr-13 09:30:40

HomelessAngua No it's not just you ,it's annoying me too and a few others (i'm guessing here but I do get that feeling) Sadly I'm still effing listening!!!! It's an addiction grin

Spuderoonerism Mon 22-Apr-13 10:24:37

Definitely not just you, if I didn't have 90 mins in the day in the car Monday to Friday then I'd probably give up on it...I stick with it because the podcasts pass the time quite nicely.

Kiriwawa Mon 22-Apr-13 10:35:29

I now listen because it's my cue to put DS to bed.

Yes, what did happen with Pip? She called from the 'library' and then that was the end of it.

The Darryl/Neil friendship is ludicrous. The only medical condition that ever has had a longterm impact (in that the SW have mentioned it more than once) is Lizzie's bloody heart condition.

Talking of Lizzie, I think she's behaving outrageously with Ifty.

ppeatfruit Mon 22-Apr-13 10:51:00

Kiriwawa Well Pip obviously went to London and rang again from there to say she'd just 'popped out' to get a coffee.Dave sort of suspects something but Ruth is hoodwinked . This'll probably get her chucked out of home IMO.

Lilymaid Mon 22-Apr-13 10:53:16

"The only medical condition that ever has had a longterm impact" - don't forget Joe's farmers lung (cough cough).

R4 Mon 22-Apr-13 10:57:08

And Lynda's allergies <sniff, sniff, achooo>

Kiriwawa Mon 22-Apr-13 11:14:32

Oh yes, I'd forgotten about Lynda, given as we haven't had summer in so long and Joe only gets wheeled out for cider club grin

I hope Pip gets kicked out - I'm bored stupid by her and her whiny voice. I thought Spencer was supposed to be a good upstanding farmer's son but he seems a bit wet and feckless

R4 Mon 22-Apr-13 11:24:05

Didn't Pip go round to Spencer's after she got the phone call from Head of Ag? He knows the score so I don't know why he agreed to the London jolly.

ppeatfruit Mon 22-Apr-13 11:34:15

It's the actress who plays Pip she's terrible! You'd think she'd have improved by now.
I must have missed the call from her Head of Ag. Did we hear it? Or was it just referred to?

R4 Mon 22-Apr-13 11:44:14

IIRC, HofA called the landline at Brookfield during the Easter hols and David picked up. I think that Pip disappeared upstairs to take the call (which we heard: buck up or you're out) but the Dopeys managed to work out that something was up. Tried to grill her so she fled to bf for the day, cos he would be more understanding.
David was in cross mode, Ruth in mumsy-hoping-for-the-best mode. And so it has continued - two extreme reactions, neither of which seem to help.

ppeatfruit Mon 22-Apr-13 11:58:14

Thanks R4. IMO TA SW's love a wayward DC at school or college; in RL a lot of colleges and schools are not worth worrying about, after all Leonardo Da Vinci never stepped across the threshold of a school grin Can you tell i'm a child of the 60s? There isn't a DC in HE in TA is there? Forgive all the acronyms!!

PrincessFiorimonde Mon 22-Apr-13 12:40:30

Alice was a blameless student though, I think. Didn't she get a first? Although much use it seems to be to her, as she has a job she hates (though I bet she gets given more interesting stuff now her boss knows she was offered another job). And isn't Daniel off to uni this autumn?

Racking my brains to think who might be TA's candidate for the next Leonardo da Vinci!

seeker Mon 22-Apr-13 12:42:25

Alice wasn't blameless on 4Extra!

R4 Mon 22-Apr-13 12:50:18

Dunno about AmEx but Alice had her rebellious moment at sixth form. Didn't she put her foot down and refuse to carry on with her naice private school in favour of a State 6F college.

Thisisaeuphemism Mon 22-Apr-13 12:59:34

Oh I like Tom with a broken heart better than Tom with a sausage.

I too muddle Neil and mike. How did Neil spawn all that is evil - Emma?

ppeatfruit Mon 22-Apr-13 13:08:50

Me too Thisisa He's much more human I bet Bren is wondering why she's ditching him now!!

LondonMother Mon 22-Apr-13 14:58:59

Alice got a 2.1 Can't remember what she got in her Master's, assuming we were told.

She did put her foot down about transferring from St Margaret's to Borchester FE (where Brian said the students probably didn't have opposable thumbs) because she couldn't do all the subjects she wanted at St Mag's. She got stellar A level grades, so yah boo to you, Brian!

TheOriginalSteamingNit Mon 22-Apr-13 15:01:53

And because Amy was going there, wasn't it? Brarn was cross, but then private education didn't do a lot for Kate, did it?

LondonMother Mon 22-Apr-13 15:29:18

Oh yes... or Debbie, for that matter, given she dropped out of Exeter in the second year. Adam stayed the course and got a 2.1 from Newcastle.

<useless trivia geek>

EverybodysSootyEyed Mon 22-Apr-13 15:37:22

Didn't Alice get into some sort of trouble which led to her and Chris ending up in debt?

ppeatfruit Mon 22-Apr-13 15:49:05

Yes she caught up with some yuh type fraudster\drug dealer or something and 'loaned' him some money didn't she?

PrincessFiorimonde Mon 22-Apr-13 16:40:45

OK, guess I should've said 'relatively blameless' (in comparison with the dreadful Pip) grin.

Don't know about the debt thing as I don't listen to AmEx.

Spuderoonerism Tue 23-Apr-13 07:55:44

The AmEx / Alice plot was the utterly implausible 'Chaz' one of her housemates during her Masters who was a terribly 'rah' student and also apparently a dodgy payday loans chap (funded by some terribly rich city types who had promised him a job as kneecapper in chief when he graduated).

Chaz offered to lend Chris the money to buy the business but before they could do it Chaz was beaten up. I think he also somewhere in the series developed a huge crush on Alice and when he decided he needed to get away from Captain Wonga his evil overlord, he bought them Eurostar tickets to run away together...

or something like that...

R4 Tue 23-Apr-13 08:26:11

Yeah. That is so like your typical student's life.hmm
That is why I never bothered with AmEx. The trouble is that the over-the-top, unbelievable storylines are now cropping up in TA, too, with alarming frequency.

ppeatfruit Tue 23-Apr-13 08:50:10

And as you can tell R4 we 'got' the story clearly !!!grin clear as mud!

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