17/02/2022

17/02/2022

By BBC Radio 4

The Archers

Thursday, 17 February

At Greenacres Chelsea’s being a little inconsiderate of her fellow residents. However Jim’s impressed with her inquiring mind, and her recent academic achievements. Chelsea wishes her teachers had been more like Jim. They’re soon both engrossed in some reality television, which Jim prefers with the sound off. Chelsea declares Jim a genius for working out the villains and heroes in the programme, and reckons he’d be brilliant on a real date, working out whether he’s wasting his time. Jim remarks those days are behind him. Jazzer’s not impressed Chelsea’s eaten his lunchtime snack, but admits it’s a small price to pay for seeing the two of them watching TV together. Chelsea confesses she’s going to miss Jim when she goes home. Alice returned Martha to Chris last night, which she admits to Rex felt strange. She suggests to Rex that he asks Amy out – they seemed to get on well at the Valentine’s event. Rex doesn’t think he’s in the right mood. Recounting Kate’s bid to replace Phoebe, he sees his and Kate’s ideas for the rewilding scheme as totally different. Alice sympathises; Kate would be a nightmare to work with. She suggests asking Kirsty whether she’d be interested in the role. Inspired Rex goes for it. Kirsty’s flattered, but it’s a no. She’s accepted a job at a hotel in Bulgaria. Phoebe’s amazed – Kirsty belongs in Ambridge! Kirsty gets it; it’ll be hard to say goodbye. But she doesn’t want the shadow of Philip over her any more. Rex says they’ll all miss her.
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