Lark Rise to Candleford
Flora Thompson's charming love letter to a vanished corner of rural England is brought to life in this warm-hearted adaptation. Set in the Oxfordshire countryside in the 1880s, this rich, funny and emotional series follows the relationship of two contrasting communities: Lark Rise, the small hamlet gently holding on to the past, and Candleford, the small market town bustling into the future. Seen through the eyes of young Laura, their inhabitants endure many upheavals and struggles as the inexorable change comes; their stories by turns poignant, spirited and uplifting. And Laura herself must face great change. Taking a job in Post Office in Candleford, run by the mercurial Dorcas, she turns her back on her childhood hamlet to make her way in the world. With her loyalties divided, she must choose her own path to womanhood.
Lark Rise to Candleford Previous Broadcasts
KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 17, 2014 -- 7:00 PM
A feud between Lark Rise and the neighbouring village of Fordlow has been simmering for three generations, but it takes young love to bring the two communities together and save the day. In Candleford the path of true love runs less smoothly for Thomas and Miss Ellison; will they ever set the date for the wedding?
- KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 18, 2014 -- 1:00 AM
KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 10, 2014 -- 7:00 PM
The hot summer brings a surprise visitor to Candleford in the form of Celestia Brice Coulson, who stays at the Golden Lion Hotel and becomes acquainted with Dorcas Lane. Dorcas has other things on her mind, however, when she begins 'walking out' with James Dowland. And in Lark Rise, Emma's father, Old Edmund, arrives for his birthday. But problems arise when Emma asks him to live with them permanently.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 11, 2014 -- 1:00 AM
KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 3, 2014 -- 7:00 PM
Lark Rise and Candleford are filled with fun and anticipation with the inauguration of a clock, paid for by James Dowland. But sadness looms for the Timmins family when Robert's means to work is lost, and there is a possibility that Fisher Bloom may leave Candleford unless Laura can find a way to stop him.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 4, 2014 -- 1:00 AM