The theme for this week’s archive repeats is the importance of homes and farms, and the episodes don’t come timelier than the one which is being rebroadcast on Sunday, which finds Brookfield in lockdown. Back in 2001, though, the cause wasn’t coronavirus but an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.
Wednesday’s drama also feels fitting, as it has echoes of this year’s other big news story: the floods. In Ambridge, of course, the banks of the Am burst in 2015 - and there were early signs that Rob Titchener was up to no good. And tears were shed on Tuesday when, in a poignant highlight from 2000, the Grundys were evicted from Grange Farm.
Thanks to fleetingeileenm of ‘The Archers in Mustardland’