Episode from the podcastThe Archers


Released Monday, 4th January 2021
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Ruth and David try to take in the news that Philip was using slave labour when he took on their milking parlour and barn extension projects. David kicks himself for not interrogating Philip’s low rates but Ruth points out the well-respected façade that Philip created for himself. David remains distracted by the revelations and what it means for Brookfield. He pulls back from his initial suggestion of razing the barn but wonders if they should make some sort of announcement. Ruth thinks it’s best for them to sit tight until there is more detail from the police.
Lilian looks in on Justin who’s been up since the early hours. When Martyn Gibson calls, Justin attempts to shift the blame on him for hiring Philip. How was he to know Philip treated his workforce so badly? But to Martyn Justin’s misplaced trust could look like wilful ignorance and he presses Justin to resign his position.
Justin reports to Lilian that he has stepped down pending investigation. And to add salt to the wound, the Borchester Land board are keen for Brian to take on the rewilding project. Lilian doesn’t think it’s fair Justin has been made the scapegoat. But Justin acknowledges it’s exactly what he would have done in Martyn’s position.
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