28/06/2022

28/06/2022

By BBC Radio 4

The Archers

Tuesday, 28 June

Lily’s shoe shopping for an exhibition she’s agreed to attend with Russ. She asks if they might go to a rave on Friday in return for the favour. Russ is disparaging of the rave, so Lily playfully gives up on the shoes. She continues to work on him – she wants a chance to let her hair down. After more flirty teasing, Russ gives in. He maintains he’d always have agreed to go to the rave, he just wanted to see how long Lily’s sulk would last. Ben’s incredulous that Steph’s still at Beth’s. He assumed Beth would have thrown her out by now. Steph insists she and Ben are in this together. Ben can’t believe Steph hasn’t told Beth that she instigated the kiss. He’d never look twice at someone like her! Stung, Steph calls her dad, who’s convinced Beth to sit down and talk to her. With Vince sitting between them, unimpressed Beth wants the truth, and confronts Steph with the question: was the kiss all her doing? Steph’s reflex is to say no. Vince urges her to be honest. But Steph feels she always gets the blame for everything; she puts the responsibility as much with Ben as herself. Vince ventures that Ben doesn’t seem the type, but Beth counters grimly that they never do. Steph pushes it too far when she comments that she always picks idiots and Beth always attracts cheaters. Vince tells Steph to go and get her things from Beth’s place, as Beth cries in his arms, wondering what she’s going to do.
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