Tuesday, 28 December
Ruairi catches up with Ben and Beth. Ben is in awe of Ruairi going skiing over Christmas and then having an extra family Christmas being put on for him. Ruairi’s Christmas gift to Ben and Beth leaves them stunned – a supercar driving experience. Beth can see how much Ben and Ruairi feel for one another though they’re not saying it and she gets them to admit they love one another.
Kirsty shows Harrison and Mike the cross for The Passion. It’s in need of repair and Mike offers to fix it. Meanwhile, Harrison confesses to Kirsty that he doesn’t feel up to playing the part of Jesus.
Mike collects wood from the Bungalow for the cross repairs and gets chatting to Ruth about the future of the place now that Bert has died. Both Pip and Josh are lobbying Ruth and David for it to be their home. She doesn’t know who will win out but is certain the place needs sprucing up. Mike takes a look around and is happy to take on the work, it means he can extend his Ambridge visit. He says he’ll take Jill’s home bakes and beer as payment.
Back at Willow Farm, Mike reflects on his move to Birmingham with Kirsty. He didn’t like the idea of leaving Ambridge at first but he’s now settled there. Mike’s eager to repair the cross for The Ambridge Mystery Plays but Kirsty’s worried that Harrison might pull out of the role – how can they put on The Passion without a Jesus?