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The future at Brookfield looks Rosie, and will Home Farm be home no more? Discuss The Archers here.

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PseudoBadger Wed 01-Aug-18 17:58:35

And there’s some rubbish about an ex-stripper policeman?

WipsGlitter Wed 01-Aug-18 18:13:17

Place marking but need to do a serious catch up...

ADarkandStormyKnight Wed 01-Aug-18 18:25:37

Thanks for the new thread.

Abra1de Wed 01-Aug-18 18:41:40

Is it awful or me not to care about Fallon’s wedding?

cheminotte Wed 01-Aug-18 18:49:25

Signing in, thanks for the new thread Pseudo

LassWiADelicateAir Wed 01-Aug-18 18:56:59

Hannah's response was another poorly written, overly aggressive female character. Would anyone in real life speak to their new boss like that? Absolutely ridiculous

Exactly. Dreadful writing.

I'm moderately interested in Fallon's dress. Harrison is awfully dull. He didn't use to be but I can't see this marriage lasting.

MikeUniformMike Wed 01-Aug-18 19:07:06

Ooh hasn't he got a nice voice.

Gruach Wed 01-Aug-18 19:07:43

Thanks Pseudo!

Oh dear ... Two sides to every coin I guess ...

grinhmm

PicklingGherkins Wed 01-Aug-18 19:11:36

Thanks for the new thread! I love catching up here after I've listened to my podcast (usually the following day after my way home).

SecondTimeCharm Wed 01-Aug-18 19:18:12

hi all, freshly rejoining mumsnet after a few years and happily plonking myself on this thread. love catching up on the podcast every day if i can and was brought up listening to the archers so it’s in my blood at this point!

agree that outburst from Hannah was very out of character?!

PicklingGherkins Wed 01-Aug-18 19:19:40

I also don't really care about the wedding (and I'm usually a sucker for these things). Neil is definitely either in for an employment fall or will resign and join Rex and buy a shed load more pigs to run a joint enterprise. I can't wait to hear Susan's reaction with her underwoods cordial. I hate and love Susan in equal measure.

Also Shula is a sanctimonious, self absorbed idiot. Oh and I hate Pip so much (same reasons).

EsmesBees Wed 01-Aug-18 19:47:01

Such a nice voice

Fink Wed 01-Aug-18 20:20:00

Who has a nice voice (I missed the end of the last thread owing to family wedding)? Robin?

MereDintofPandiculation Wed 01-Aug-18 21:08:06

Another pantomime villain. Have the SWs forgotten how to do subtlety?

LassWiADelicateAir Wed 01-Aug-18 21:10:30

Must be Robin. No one else has a lovely voice.

Wouldn't it have been wonderful if Tobes and Rex had an uncle as well who wanted to visit and they had roped in Roger Allam as a guest member of cast?

BoreOfWhabylon Wed 01-Aug-18 21:32:35

Thanks Pseudo and welcome SecondTimeCharm!

Am thinking Robin may toy with the idea of buying Home Farm.

Then it will all come to naught.

TigerTeatimes Wed 01-Aug-18 21:55:33

Thanks for the new thread. I want to get sloshed with Robin, but what is his problem with Rex?

EBearhug Wed 01-Aug-18 23:15:21

It makes Josh's family treatment look almost favourable!

anappleadaykeeps Wed 01-Aug-18 23:38:21

Robin does seem to be the interested cash buyer for Home Farm, or is that just too obvious.

Poor Rex at the moment.

TigerTeatimes Wed 01-Aug-18 23:47:36

Worse off than Josh in paternal appreciation stakes confused I could cry.

Gruach Thu 02-Aug-18 01:49:39

Interested cash buyer?

That’ll be Justin. No?

(Wasn’t listening properly at that point - so may have missed any clues.)

Minimammoth Thu 02-Aug-18 03:27:29

Thank you Pseudo for new thread.
If we are looking at the fall of the house of Aldridge, and the rise of the house of Fairbrother, that could be interesting. Kate could plonk spiritual home anywhere, Adam, could be unemployed and dependant on Ian, and just sleep all the time. Jenny could move in with Lilian and Justin. Roauri, and Brian can live in a left over yurt. Job done.

ADarkandStormyKnight Thu 02-Aug-18 03:52:42

I reckon Robin is on the ropes.

I was surprised that he didn’t sniff at “Scruff Gin”. I can’t see something with that name gracing his liquor cabinet.

Gruach Thu 02-Aug-18 06:58:32

Robin is worryingly ingratiating - and has made sure to connect with the people he believes to be Ambridge aristocracy. Wonder if he’ll sniff out Justin.

Again, the absence of Carol (‘in the wine trade’) from this story is glaring. Again, it only needed someone to mention her name ...

What is lovely is the way Toby firmly but elegantly stands up to his dad. He was so beautifully loyal to Rex yesterday when Robin was tearing him apart. I wonder if it’s parenthood that’s given him extra confidence, or whether he was always more assertive with Robin - paradoxically gaining favourite son status because of that.

Bekabeech Thu 02-Aug-18 07:58:38

I think Robin is part of the explanation for why Toby and Rex are how they are. I'm not quite sure why he is so keen on ingratiating himself with Jill, and I doubt he'll succeed.

I think Hannah used to slightly idolise Neil as a great Pigman, and her outburst was at realising he's human. And she is also very anti any signs of corruption. (But she also heard Lilian rather than what Neil said, which did sound like "fixing" things for Emma rather than general concerns.)

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