Writer ….. Simon Frith
Director ….. Peter Leslie Wild
Editor ….. Jeremy Howe
David Archer ….. Timothy Bentinck
Pip Archer ….. Daisy Badger
Ben Archer ….. Ben Norris
Kenton Archer ….. Richard Attlee
Brian Aldridge ….. Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge ….. Angela Piper
Susan Carter ….. Charlotte Martin
Chris Carter ….. Wilf Scolding
Alice Carter ….. Hollie Chapman
Ian Craig ….. Stephen Kennedy
Rex Fairbrother ….. Nick Barber
Toby Fairbrother ….. Rhys Bevan
Emma Grundy ….. Emerald O'Hanrahan
Ed Grundy ….. Barry Farrimond
Shula Hebden Lloyd ….. Judy Bennett
Adam Macy ….. Andrew Wincott
Kirsty Miller ….. Annabelle Dowler
Elizabeth Pargetter ….. Alison Dowling
Roy Tucker ….. Ian Pepperell
Lexi Viktorova ….. Ania Sowinski
Philip Moss ….. Andy Hockley
David asks Shula about her life-drawing class. She’s been looking for a new challenge having given up karate. Later, David gets Kenton to agree to a meeting next week to discuss the money Kenton still owes David.
Alice and Brian listen to Alice’s interview on Radio Borsetshire about new farming technologies. Later, Brian tells David it went well until the presenter mentioned the Home Farm contamination. Brian becomes paranoid that the whole village will be talking about his crime again.
Elizabeth’s licensing appeal was supposed to be today but Elizabeth tells Shula it was postponed. She’s not been sleeping well, Shula insists that she make an emergency appointment with her doctor. The doctor prescribes a short course of sleeping tablets.
Pip and Toby struggle to negotiate childcare after Toby forgets that Pip has her innovative farming meeting today and he has to finish bottling his gin. Rex steps in and offers to look after Rosie. Later, Rex finds Toby relaxing at Rickyard and accuses him of scrounging off Pip and not taking responsibility for Rosie.
Kirsty thinks Philip is exhausted, she says that he should take things easy and he interprets this as a comment on his age. He says that his business is causing him a lot of stress at the moment but it has nothing to do with age. Kirsty tells him that he has nothing to be insecure about; if anything she’s the insecure one. She feels she is a moaner; that her projects are just to fill a hole in her life. Philip reassures her that that is nonsense and the two agree that they love each other.
Susan reassures Emma who has been having anxiety dreams about missing the appointment with the bank about getting a mortgage. Later, Emma and Ed are delighted to report that they’ve been given a mortgage. Susan says she’ll treat the whole family to supper at The Bull to celebrate.
Adam and Ian wonder whether Lexi could be pregnant. When Lexi buys decaff coffee in the village shop Susan turns detective. She guesses that Lexi might be pregnant and assumes that Roy might be becoming a father again.
Kirsty thinks Philip is overdoing it. She tells Roy that he often seems worn out and is working very long hours plus he’s now training for the half marathon whenever he gets a chance. Kirsty’s worried that it might have something to do with their relationship.
Jennifer tells Shula that Elizabeth declined her offer to come for supper. Elizabeth said she was too busy but Jennifer believes that was just an excuse, she is obviously still upset about their falling out over Noluthando and the overdose.
Jennifer undertakes some pruning and offers to cut back some of the plants on Roy and Kirsty’s side of the house. But whilst on the stepladder pruning the clematis she accidentally cuts the phone wire to Willow Farm.
Alice shows Brian a brochure for Pryce Bauman’s latest cutting-edge project, robotic fruit picking. Alice wants to try it on Home Farm strawberries as a trial. Brian says it sounds good in principal but it’s not really up to him, she’ll have to talk it through with Adam. Alice is excited that Radio Borsetshire have been in touch about doing a feature on Home Farm through a Brexit angle and covering the robotic trials. Alice says if all goes well she could be expecting a bonus.