Jill has a less traditional outlook on life than her late husband, who had been a Justice of the Peace, reflected in her opposition to both fox hunting and private education.Following a burglary at Glebe Cottage she was asked by David and Ruth to return to Brookfield which subsequently became permanent.
Christine married Paul Johnson; it was discovered she was infertile, and they adopted a son, Peter.
Christine currently shares a house with Peggy Woolley.
née Patterson (born 3 October 1930) (Patricia Greene) is the widow of Phil Archer and matriarch of the family.
She was his second wife, and with him had four children: twins Shula and Kenton, and David and Elizabeth.
She is busily involved in village life and supports her children by taking on child-minding duties.Jill is an active member of the Women's Institute, opened up a holiday cottage business, and is teaching her grandson, Josh, how to keep bees.