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Rob finds someone who will listen, and Toby seeks inspiration.

Pip's dubious about Toby's enterprising ideas: llama-trekking for stag parties, something vague about Elizabeth and sparkling wine. Then, inspiration strikes and Toby heads to Grange Farm where he negotiates a temporary cider club membership. He samples the Grundys' special limited edition single variety cider and, for an extra fiver, he tries their sloe gin.

Eddie learns from a text from Alice that the panto is going to be Mother Goose. He reckons it's going to be blatant advertising for the Fairbrothers' geese. Just when they need every penny they can get from their turkeys for the rent! He withdraws all of his family from the production.
Returning from Grange Farm, slightly worse for wear, Toby is late for dinner. While Pip serves up, he reports on his tastings and then, suddenly feeling sick, he runs for the bathroom.

Alan bumps into Rob and mentions Ursula had asked him to look in on her son. Snippy Rob accepts a lift home from Alan and moans about having to see a psychologist. He's learned Helen's divorcing him by overhearing Susan gossiping out the back of the shop. Despite Rob's reticence, Alan perseveres but Rob says he doesn't need his charity. Undeterred, Alan states he can call on him any time and he'll be praying for Rob.

13 minutes

Last on

Fri 28 Oct 2016 19:00


Role Contributor
Writer Joanna Toye
Director Kim Greengrass
Editor Alison Hindell
Pip Archer Daisy Badger
Josh Archer Angus Imrie
Kenton Archer Richard Attlee
Tony Archer David Troughton
Pat Archer Patricia Gallimore
Tom Archer William Troughton
Jennifer Aldridge Angela Piper
Neil Carter Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter Charlotte Martin
Alice Carter Hollie Chapman
Ian Craig Stephen Kennedy
Rex Fairbrother Nick Barber
Toby Fairbrother Rhys Bevan
Alan Franks John Telfer
Joe Grundy Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy Trevor Harrison
Shula Hebden Lloyd Judy Bennett
Alistair Lloyd Michael Lumsden
Adam Macy Andrew Wincott
Jazzer McCreary Ryan Kelly
Kate Madikane Perdita Avery
Kirsty Miller Annabelle Dowler
Rob Titchener Timothy Watson
Helen Titchener Louiza Patikas
Roy Tucker Ian Pepperell


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