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04/08/2008

Pat tries to console Clarrie and insists Will won't leave George for long. Clarrie admits that Will went for Edward. She felt ashamed when she had to tell Adam the truth, and thinks that's how Will must feel too - that's why he can't show his face.

Tom and Helen realise they both envisage a future together at Bridge Farm - as owner-occupiers. Pleased but surprised at the news, Tony recalls what happened last time they tried to buy the tenancy, and reminds them that the tenancy will pass on to them anyway. Tom and Helen insist they'd rather be owner-occupiers and bombard him with their enthusiastic argument. Tony insists he needs to speak to Pat first - there's a lot to think about. Tom and Helen realise it's time to back off but Tony is touched that they care so much.

Ruth's shocked to hear that Oliver's winding up the business. Mike still hopes it won't happen but needs to look to his future. Ruth's flattered that Mike would consider using Brookfield milk but has to burst his bubble. It's too complicated even to consider separating their production for local processing. Ruth's sorry but Brookfield can't come to Mike's rescue.

Episode written by Nawal Gadalla.

15 minutes

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Tue 5 Aug 2008 14:00

The Shepherd's Life

The Shepherd's Life

By James Rebanks. Emotional account of life in a farming family in the Lake District.

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