Kirsty discovers Philip setting up a new Smart TV. She wishes he’d told her he was buying one. He apologises. He feels like he’s messed up. Kirsty says she doesn’t mind, really. It’s just driven home how different their incomes are. She’s scared that going for the Wildlife Trust job means she’ll never be able to contribute the same financially to the relationship. Philip thinks she’s perfect for the job. She has to go for it. They’re a partnership and he really doesn’t care about money.
At Bridge Farm, Lilian asks Tom to look out for Tony. She can tell he isn’t happy. He gets so worked up and it isn’t good for him. Later, Tom sits down with Tony to have a word. Tony’s concerned that Tom will put weeks of effort into a pitch that will amount to nothing. Tony’s been losing sleep worrying that the family will be torn apart. Tom decides he and Natasha will raise the capital for their orchard village another way. Tony thinks they’re a powerhouse, they can make any business succeed.
Over tea, Lilian tells Peggy that she felt hurt that she wasn’t even invited to the meeting. Peggy admits that she shouldn’t have sidelined Lilian, but what she does with her money and how she treats her children are two different things. She stresses to Lilian that she shouldn’t ever doubt her feelings for her. And she’ll talk to Tony – when he’s ready to listen.
Natasha and Tom have grand plans for their Cuban-themed house warming. Susan brings Tom and Natasha a parcel that they missed: a Cuban flag for their party. She tells them that Emma’s luck seems to be in at the moment; Peppa Pig won the Texel yearling ram class at the Three Counties.
Philip arrives with his belongings ready to move in with Kirsty. He hasn’t brought much, it looks more like he’s packed for a weekend break. Kirsty’s been offered a job interview with the Borsetshire Wildlife Trust. The role is to co-ordinate volunteers for a new project on the River Am. Kirsty talks herself out of going to the interview: it’s less money and Grey Gables is more convenient.
Tom tells Tony his plans to submit a bid with Natasha for Peggy’s proposal. They want to turn Ambridge into an orchard village, planting fruit trees on every spare bit of land. Tony thinks Tom’s being selfish. Tom reports back to Natasha at the flat. Natasha wants to persevere, but thinks it’s important to have Tony on side. Their idea has legs, they can’t just let it go, can they?
Jazzer watches Alistair opening his Father’s Day present from Dan: socks. Alistair hasn’t sent Jim a message. He left on Friday without saying goodbye to either of them. Later, Jazzer gets an email: Adam’s inviting him to interview for the aquaponics job. He wishes Jim were there to help him prepare.
Shula persuades Alistair to join her for a Father’s Day lunch at The Bull in Dan’s absence. She apologises for not coming to see him sooner. She feels she misjudged the birthday tribute and blames herself for Jim’s behaviour. Alistair thinks it’s time to accept that Jim’s never going to change.
Adam arrives at Willow Cottage carrying a Father’s Day card from Lexi and the baby to its two daddies. Jennifer has set Adam and Ian a bucket list challenge to face a fear, so as not to pass their anxieties onto the baby.
Lilian and Tony discuss Peggy’s proposal. Lilian thinks there’s no point in creating any more drama, it’s Peggy’s choice and they should let her get on with it. Tony’s going to do whatever it takes to change Peggy’s mind.
Contemporary drama in a rural setting
Writer, Naylah Ahmed
Director, Rosemary Watts
Editor, Jeremy Howe
Jill Archer ….. Patricia Greene
David Archer ….. Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer ….. Felicity Finch
Ben Archer ….. Ben Norris
Tony Archer ….. David Troughton
Pat Archer ….. Patricia Gallimore
Brian Aldridge ….. Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge ….. Angela Piper
Lilian Bellamy ….. Sunny Ormonde
Susan Carter ….. Charlotte Martin
Alice Carter ….. Hollie Chapman
Alistair Lloyd ….. Michael Lumsden
Jim Lloyd ….. John Rowe
Adam Macy ….. Andrew Wincott
Jazzer McCreary ….. Ryan Kelly
Lynda Snell ….. Carole Boyd
Peggy Woolley ….. June Spencer
Leonard Berry ….. Paul Copley
Lilian arrives at Peggy’s for a cup of tea, but she can’t find anything to say to Peggy, who’s being evasive about her male guest. Her guest will be arriving shortly, so she hurries Lilian out of the house, suggesting they meet next week instead.
Alistair confronts Jim; he’s just had Kiki on the phone in tears. He thinks Jim needs to apologise to everyone he’s let down or upset. He confronts Jim about being so distant while he and Fiona were growing up. Jim suggests that if he’s that insufferable, perhaps Alistair should find alternative living arrangements.
Lilian meets Tony and Jennifer in the car outside The Dower House. She’s convinced Peggy doesn’t love her anymore and has a new ‘squeeze’. They drive to Peggy’s and see a distinguished-looking man getting into a dark 4X4. After they all start bickering, Lilian tries to patch things up, she needs Jennifer to tell her what happens at the meeting. Jennifer says she’ll have to ask Tony instead. She’s fed up of infighting. She’s not going to the meeting.