Monday, August 28th, 2023 on BBC Radio 4 at 7:00pm
Emma’s sorry she can’t make a cake for Tracy and Jazzer’s second wedding, but Tracy’s insists they’ve already had their wedding cake and can’t justify another one. They talk about the scene in the Tearoom between George and Helen; Emma maintains she’s given George what for over the video he made, but she’s not sure he’s hearing her. Tracy reckons she should stick with it. Emma thanks her. It’s been stressful minding the Tearoom while Fallon was away. Tracy suggests Emma applies for Head of Housekeeping at Grey Gables; it comes with a nice salary. Emma questions her own credentials, but Tracy convinces her she’s more than qualified. Emma approaches Adil, who directs her to the website where she can submit an application.
Hannah’s running out of options for accommodation. She might have to leave Berrow and move back home. Jazzer offers their sofa for as long as she needs it. Neil feels responsible; if he hadn’t sacked George, Hannah might not be being evicted. Hannah insists it’s not on Neil – she just needs to focus on finding somewhere to live. Later she thanks wrongfooted Tracy for being a life saver, offering their sofa, and shares the joke Jazzer made about giving Hannah his bed. Shocked Tracy confronts Jazzer. He clearly didn’t give any thought to his family when he offered Hannah free run of their house. In trying to smooth things over Jazzer ends up talking about his crush on Hannah years ago. This is the last straw for irate Tracy – it’s a good job they’re not married yet!
Tuesday, August 29th, 2023 on BBC Radio 4 at 7:00pm
Adil and Oliver sift the applications for the Head of Housekeeping job at Grey Gables. Adil declares Emma doesn’t have what they’re looking for. Oliver argues she has potential, but Adil thinks it’s too risky. Emma would be suitable as a Domestic Services Assistant. Oliver breaks the news to Emma that she’s not shortlisted. He suggests the lesser qualified role, but Emma’s not interested in being a cleaner. Oliver apologises for his insensitivity, but Emma reckons he’s helped her. She’s decided to go back to college and improve her qualifications. Oliver thinks this is an excellent idea. Brad finds himself stuck in the middle as he relays messages between feuding Jazzer and Tracy at breakfast. They move on to arguing directly with each other, and Brad implores them to give it a rest before leaving the table. Later Brad finds downcast Tracy engaged in displacement activity when she’s meant to be sorting stuff for tomorrow’s wedding. She apologises for fighting with Jazzer in front of him. Brad thinks it’s all nonsense – they love one another and Jazzer would never do anything to hurt Tracy. She’s just looking for holes where there are none. Tracy gets that, but is upset she doesn’t seem to know about everything in Jazzer’s past. Brad reassures her; Jazzer’s not like his dad. As if to reinforce this Jazzer returns from work with a fish supper for everyone. Tracy admits to behaving like a teenager, and Jazzer declares he’s made sure Hannah’s got other places to stay. They make up. Here’s to wedding number two.
Wednesday, August 30th, 2023 on BBC Radio 4 at 7:00pm
Will Jazzer and Tracy make it down the aisle? Lynda makes a surprising confession.
Thursday, August 31st, 2023 on BBC Radio 4 at 7:00pm
Stella is put on the spot and there’s a dilemma for Rex.
Friday, September 1st, 2023 on BBC Radio 4 at 7:00pm
Pip puts her foot in it and the pressure increases on Adil.
- Adil Shah played by Ronny Jhutti
- Brad Horrobin played by Taylor Uttley
- Chelsea Horrobin played by Madeleine Leslay
- David Archer played by Timothy Bentinck
- Emma Grundy played by Emerald O’Hanrahan
- Hannah Riley played by Helen Longworth
- Jazzer McCreary played by Ryan Kelly
- Lynda Snell played by Carole Boyd
- Mia Grundy played by Molly Pipe
- Neil Carter played by Brian Hewlett
- Oliver Sterling played by Michael Cochrane
- Pip Archer played by Daisy Badger
- Rex Fairbrother played by Nick Barber
- Ruth Archer played by Felicity Finch
- Stella Pryor played by Lucy Speed
- Susan Carter played by Charlotte Martin
- Tracy Horrobin played by Susie Riddell