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Old 21st Sep 2015, 10:44
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It was Mrs Dale who was always worried about Jim.

She needn't have. Jim Dale turned out to be a perfectly passable minor pop star and Carry On actor.
I had no say in what we listened to on the wireless; we NEVER listened to 'The Archers' (probably because my mother was a farmer's daughter) but my mother always listened to 'Mrs Dale's Diary' later called simply 'The Dales'.
One line was repeated every episode sometimes more than once:-
Mrs Dale: 'oh come in, I've just made some coffee'.
Now to me in the '50s, coffee was either 'Nescafe' dust or liquid 'Camp', so I could never figure out why she was always making and drinking instant coffee.
To add to my confusion, the actor who played (Dr) Jim Dale was called Bob Dale!
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Old 21st Sep 2015, 20:51
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There were two different series!!??


Were there two Jims? And if so, why was one show not allowed to have someone to worry about?

I think we should be told.
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Old 30th May 2019, 17:56
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The Archers (BBC) advice required

This is for The Archers listeners only - others please ignore.
Can anyone tell me what happened to Kate's holiday cottage? About 6 years ago Brian gave one to Alice and one to Kate.
At present Alice and Chris live in theirs but for some reason Kate is homeless so what happened to her holiday cottage?
At first she had it made up so Poebe could live with her (before going to University?) - can't remember much about that but she should still have it shoudn't she?
I have tried Archers forums with not much luck (I don't think many listeners use the net!)
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Old 30th May 2019, 21:44
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As far as I remember Kate never owned the cottage. As I remember all three cottages (sometimes called "the rookeries") are owned by the Home Farm Partnership, of which Kate is a shareholder, so she owns it indirectly I suppose. I vaguely remember that when she went to South Africa they moved her stuff out of it, and she was given a bedroom in the main house (subsequently sold). They seem to have conveniently forgotten about the holiday cottages - I have to assume that they are not currently taking guests, because there's no way Jenifer could provide meals using her current kitchen facilities!

HTH,

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Old 30th May 2019, 23:30
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I stopped listening to The Archers about twenty years ago when it turned into Eastenders in the countryside.
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Old 31st May 2019, 00:01
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Old 31st May 2019, 06:21
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Old 31st May 2019, 06:29
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I'm pretty sure PDR1 is right. I suspect there's a bit of a continuity glitch in the story line regarding the sale of Home Farm, as I would have thought that the cottages were a part of it, so would either have been sold with it, or split off from it when Brian had to sell it in order to pay off the costs of the decontamination.

Sooner or later I'd guess that we'll have to find out what's happened to the cottages, as I doubt their ownership can remain in limbo.
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Old 31st May 2019, 07:19
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Not sure, VP - remember that they didn't sell Home Farm, they only sold the actual farm house residence. The Rookeries were separate from the main house and (like the actual farm itself) wasn't sold when Brian had his come-uppance.

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Old 31st May 2019, 07:33
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Old 31st May 2019, 07:43
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Originally Posted by PDR1 View Post
Not sure, VP - remember that they didn't sell Home Farm, they only sold the actual farm house residence. The Rookeries were separate from the main house and (like the actual farm itself) wasn't sold when Brian had his come-uppance.

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That's true, but farms are often split, in terms of land use category and title, between agricultural (for all the farm land and agricultural buildings) and domestic (for all the dwellings). I'd assumed that all the domestic property at Home Farm would be within a single title, as that's often the case (it was the case for our farm, and our neighbours). At the time the farm house was sold I don't remember there being any mention of dividing the title, but that may well be just because the writers didn't think of it.
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Old 31st May 2019, 07:58
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Is Grace Archer still in it?
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Old 31st May 2019, 08:37
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I think it was about 2012 when Brian proposed the farm was to be between Adam and Debbie (and Ruairi?) and the two holiday cottages were to be one for Alice and one for Kate.
Alice still lives in hers with Chris. My wife says the scrptwriters have just ignored or forgotten Kate's cottage.
Thanks for the input PD and VP
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Old 31st May 2019, 09:01
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https://ambridgereporter.org.uk/Ambr...Occupiers.html

Home Farm Cottage — 1, The Rookeries, aka The Nest
Owned by: Home Farm partnership
Living there: Alice Carter, Christopher Carter

Home Farm Cottage — 2, The Rookeries
Owned by: Home Farm partnership
Rented out, allegedly.

Home Farm Cottage — 3, The Rookeries
Owned by: Home Farm partnership
Holiday cottage

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Old 31st May 2019, 09:24
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Thanks ORAC. The link is very helpful. I can now get back to something more useful!
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Old 31st May 2019, 10:54
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Is Grace Archer still in it?
Yes. Yielding to pressure from Robin Fairbrother (the late Grace's brother), Pip's baby was Christened Rosie Ruth Grace Archer, much to Jill's annoyance.

I can understand the bewilderment of non listeners. I feel much the same way when reference is made to "Game of Thrones" and a dozen other "must see" TV programmes, none of which I have ever watched.
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Old 31st May 2019, 11:25
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Count me among the bewildered, but wasn't there a spoof Archers episode once when a mine shaft opened up and swallowed all the cast?
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Old 31st May 2019, 11:41
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Why on earth have I just read the whole of this thread, I wasn`t even interested.
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Old 31st May 2019, 11:59
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Why on earth have I just read the whole of this thread, I wasn`t even interested.
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Old 31st May 2019, 12:14
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Originally Posted by gemma10 View Post
Why on earth have I just read the whole of this thread, I wasn`t even interested.
Well it was a toss-up between reading this one and reading the anti-vaxxer one without laughing, so I guess this one won by a short head.

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