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 #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?
Episode #130H Duration: 59:40 STEREO TVRE
Pearl is in a state of panic. She has received a dressmaking commission which could save her ailing business, but without Ruby, there is no way she can do the work in time. So when Enid, a talented seamstress, arrives in Candleford looking for a job, it seems Pearl's prayers have been answered.
Episode #131H Duration: 59:21 STEREO TVRE
When the Lark Rise school loses its teacher, Emma steps in and discovers a talent she never knew she had. But Margaret also covets the role of schoolteacher, and the two women become rivals for the job.
Episode #132H Duration: 58:54 STEREO TVRE
When the local Lark Rise gossip Mrs Mullins discovers her daughter Emily is pregnant, she leaps to the conclusion that Daniel is the father. Everyone, including Laura, rallies round to defend him.