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.
Episode #124H Duration: 59:16 STEREO TVRE
Daniel Parish returns to Candleford to try to win back Laura's affections. The first person he encounters is Robert, who challenges him to make amends with the people he has offended.
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Episode #123H Duration: 59:05 STEREO TVRE
Daniel Parish, a handsome and ambitious young journalist, arrives in Lark Rise with exciting news for the Timmins family. Emma's aunt has died, leaving her a large inheritance.
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Episode #125H Duration: 59:16 STEREO TVRE
When Alf secures a "man's wage" from the farmer, enabling him and his siblings to move back into the family cottage, he couldn't be prouder, and throws a party to celebrate. Laura intercepts a letter addressed to Alf from prison - fearing it may contain bad news from his ma, she decides to delay its delivery so his special day isn't spoiled.
Episode #126H Duration: 59:09 STEREO TVRE
It's harvest time and, when Alf is crowned "king of the mowers", he vows to bring in the harvest in record time. Every man, woman and child in the hamlet is employed cutting the wheat and collecting the "leazings", or leftover wheat, which will feed them through the winter.
Episode #127H Duration: 59:42 STEREO TVRE
Everyone in Candleford is talking about the mysterious recluse Mr Reppington, who has been hiding himself away in the Golden Lion Hotel for months. Dorcas is fascinated by the lonely existence of Mr Reppington, so when he sends her a cipher inviting her to meet him at midnight in the hotel gardens, she is thrilled to accept.
Episode #128H Duration: 59:13 STEREO TVRE
When Daniel learns that Old Peg Leg, a Crimean war veteran who has been visiting Lark Rise for years, has received no pension despite his war injuries, he starts a newspaper campaign protesting against this injustice.
Episode #129H Duration: 59:31 STEREO TVRE
The locals are rehearsing for their annual production of St George and the Dragon when they hear rumours that Sir Timothy has returned. They are thrilled at the prospect of performing it for the squire himself, but with the play fast approaching and no sign of Sir Timothy, Dorcas decides to pay him a visit.
Christmas (#111H) Duration: 1:15:10 STEREO TVRE
Lark Rise and Candleford are transformed into magical places as the inhabitants prepare for festivities. Some of the residents find themselves driven to speak difficult truths amid the gift giving and carol singing, however, as loyalties are tested with the arrival of a ragged, bare-footed young women who goes by the name of Cinderella Doe. Who is this beguiling and hypnotic woman and why is she searching for a man who died over 80 years ago? Is she the one who opens up the old family wound when Dorcas and Emma each want to give Laura the same gift for Christmas and Laura finds herself torn between two mothers? Is it the same kind of ghostly or other-wordly menace that drives Cinderella Doe to create havoc, or is it just a yearning for home, family and belonging?