Lark Rise to Candleford


Lark Rise to Candleford
Set in the small hamlet of Lark Rise and the wealthier neighbouring market town, Candleford, the series chronicles the daily lives of farm-workers, craftsmen and gentry at the end of the 19th Century. This world is seen through the eyes of a teenage girl, Laura Timmins (Olivia Hallinan - Sugar Rush, Torchwood) as she leaves Lark Rise to start a new life under the wing of the independent and effervescent Dorcas Lane (Julia Sawalha - Hornblower, Pride And Prejudice) who is post-mistress at the local post office in Candleford. Lark Rise to Candleford is a love letter to a vanished corner of rural England and a heart-warming drama series teeming with wit, wisdom and romance.

Genre: Drama

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  • Watch Lark Rise to Candleford Season 4

    • Episode 6

      Episode 6

      aired: Sat, Feb 12, 2011

      Gabriel has finally completed the machine which he hopes will restore his fortunes and farmers are soon asking to buy his invention. Dorcas is delighted for him, until she realizes it could mean his departure from Candleford.

    • Episode 5

      Episode 5

      aired: Sat, Feb 5, 2011

      Daniel is planning a cricket match against a neighboring village team, but his regular players are away. Defeat looks certain until he discovers that the finest batsman in the county is right under his nose - and she's a woman.

    • Episode 4

      Episode 4

      aired: Sat, Jan 29, 2011

      The Fair is in town - Alf is crowned King of the Fair and Queenie wins a whole pig! The Lark Risers start fattening up the pig for a feast, but Twister can't resist the temptation of selling off cuts of the animal to the people of Candleford.

    • Episode 3

      Episode 3

      aired: Sat, Jan 22, 2011

      Thomas is euphoric when he lands the job of organizing the church bazaar. His joy soon evaporates when the vicar falls ill, and the controversial Reverend Marley takes charge. Thomas is convinced that Marley is evil incarnate.

    • Episode 2

      Episode 2

      aired: Sat, Jan 15, 2011

      When Daniel announces that his newspaper is launching a poetry competition, the folks of Lark Rise and Candleford are thrown into a frenzy of creative writing. Ruby spreads a rumor that Laura and Daniel have fixed the outcome of the competition.

    • Episode 1

      Episode 1

      aired: Sat, Jan 8, 2011

      Gabriel Cochrane, the once wealthy owner of a large Iron Foundry, arrives. The bank has repossessed his home and business, his young wife has died, and Gabriel finds himself looking for a new start. The people of Candleford take him to their hearts.

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    • Episode 12

      Episode 12

      aired: Sat, Mar 27, 2010

      When the postmaster at Inglestone, with an old score to settle, tries to force Dorcas into selling up, she is faced with the heartbreaking prospect of losing her home and denying Sydney his dream of running the post office one day.

    • Episode 11

      Episode 11

      aired: Sat, Mar 20, 2010

      Mischief Night is approaching and the folks of Lark Rise and Candleford are excitedly planning tricks to play on their neighbors. But Laura is in no mood for silly pranks - Fisher Bloom has returned, intent on winning her back.

    • Episode 10

      Episode 10

      aired: Sat, Mar 13, 2010

      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.

    • Episode 9

      Episode 9

      aired: Sat, Mar 6, 2010

      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 8

      Episode 8

      aired: Sat, Feb 27, 2010

      Pearl panics when she receives a dressmaking commission which could save her ailing business, but there is no way she can do the work in time without Ruby. It seems Pearl's prayers are answered when Enid, a talented seamstress, arrives in Candleford.

    • Episode 7

      Episode 7

      aired: Sat, Feb 20, 2010

      The locals are rehearsing for their annual production of St. George and the Dragon when they hear rumors that Sir Timothy has returned. They are thrilled at the prospect of performing it for the squire himself.

    • Episode 6

      Episode 6

      aired: Sat, Feb 13, 2010

      When Daniel learns that 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 it. Laura is delighted that Daniel has settled in Candleford.

    • Episode 5

      Episode 5

      aired: Sat, Feb 6, 2010

      Dorcas is fascinated by the lonely existence of Mr. Reppington, who has been hiding himself away in the Golden Lion Hotel for months, so when he sends her a cipher inviting her to meet him at midnight in the hotel gardens, she is thrilled to accept.

    • Episode 4

      Episode 4

      aired: Sat, Jan 30, 2010

      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 leftover, which will feed them through the winter.

    • Episode 3

      Episode 3

      aired: Sat, Jan 23, 2010

      When Alf and his siblings move back into the family cottage, he throws a party to celebrate. Laura intercepts a letter to Alf from prison, but, fearing it may contain bad news from his ma, she delays its delivery so his special day isn't spoiled.

    • Episode 2

      Episode 2

      aired: Sat, Jan 16, 2010

      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. Daniel promises not to see Laura until he has completed his task.

    • Episode 1

      Episode 1

      aired: Sat, Jan 9, 2010

      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. Daniel seeks permission to write their rags-to-riches story for his newspaper.

  • Watch Lark Rise to Candleford Season 2

    • Episode 12

      Episode 12

      aired: Sun, Mar 8, 2009

      James Dowland is confined to his hospital bed when his son arrives in Candleford. Dorcas welcomes the child, encouraging her staff to do what they can to make the boy feel at home. This causes turmoil when James is released to be reunited with his son.

    • Episode 11

      Episode 11

      aired: Sun, Mar 1, 2009

      A sudden storm reveals a secret romance, but also makes the address on a letter indecipherable. When Dorcas pursues the identity of the recipient of the letter, she reveals another secret. A child, secret even from his own father.

    • Episode 9

      Episode 9

      aired: Mon, Feb 16, 2009

      An attractive local milk maid, Nan, takes a fancy to Alf. But this budding young love looks like it might be thwarted by an animosity between Lark Rise and Fordlow that has been simmering for three generations.

    • Episode 8

      Episode 8

      aired: Sat, Feb 7, 2009

      Relationships are tested when relatives and friends arrive and, in some cases, all are not what they appear to be. Some have their hearts broken and others have theirs mended. But it is the true bond of the community that holds everyone together.

    • Episode 7

      Episode 7

      aired: Sat, Jan 31, 2009

      There's joy for Robert and Emma Timmins as Robert completes his work on the stone panels for the town clock, and pay day brings its rewards for him and his family. But sadness comes as Robert discovers that he has lost the means to feeding his family.

    • Episode 6

      Episode 6

      aired: Sat, Jan 24, 2009

      When Dorcas is suddenly taken ill, Laura finds herself with more than one problem to solve. Afraid to admit that even she has limitations, Laura decides that she will not fail Dorcas.

    • Episode 5

      Episode 5

      aired: Sat, Jan 17, 2009

      Time rests heavy on the residents of Lark Rise and Candleford as baby Annie stirs up emotions of days gone by and loves yet to be found.

    • Episode 4

      Episode 4

      aired: Sat, Jan 10, 2009

      The residents of Lark Rise and Candleford are experiencing more and more changes, and the old ways are receding faster than some like. When an accident happens on the path joining Lark Rise with Candleford, Dorcas Lane and James Dowland clash once again.

    • Episode 3

      Episode 3

      aired: Sat, Jan 3, 2009

      Battling with her emotions for new arrival James Dowland, Dorcas sets out to defeat the dashing property developer in the parish council elections. In her quest, she finds herself caught up in a battle to prove there is a place for a woman in politics.

    • Episode 2

      Episode 2

      aired: Sat, Dec 27, 2008

      A handsome stranger rides into Candleford with a look of determination about him. Along his way, he chances upon young Edmund Timmins and presents him with a silver threepence before heading on his way. His name is James Dowland.

    • Episode 1

      Episode 1

      aired: Sat, Dec 20, 2008

      When Dorcas and Emma each want to give Laura the same gift for Christmas, an old family wound is opened up and Laura finds herself torn between two mothers. Lark Rise and Candleford prepare for the festivities.

  • Watch Lark Rise to Candleford Season 1

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