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Lark Rise to Candleford

IMDB: 8.1

2008, 4 seasons to date



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An adaptation of Flora Thompson's autobiographical novel "Lark Rise To Candleford", set in 19 century Oxfordshire, in which a young girl moves to the local market town to begin an apprenticeship as a postmistress.

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Season 1

  • 53
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    Episode 1: Episode #1.1
    When a new baby is born into the family, eldest daughter Lau...
    Jan 13, 2008
  • 53
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    Episode 2: Episode #1.2
    Dorcas Lane is apt to say that all secrets are bound to come...
    Jan 20, 2008
  • Episode #1.3

    Dorcas Lane arranges for Patty, a young woman from the workhouse, to work as a housekeeper for Old and Young Amos. She is an honest and hard worker who found herself in the workhouse through no fault of her own, but that doesn't stop the village gossips from having their say. Problems do arise when both Amoses decide that they want to marry her. When the residents of Lark Rise decide to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Sir Timothy Midwinter's family presiding over the area, his wife, Lady Adelaide, is not sure she wants to participate. His asking Dorcas to take her ...

    Episode #1.3
  • Episode #1.4

    A debt-collector arrives in Lark Rise looking to seize Caroline Arless' property and send her to debtors' prison. A Mr. Ashlow arrives in the village looking for his two daughters, who turn out to be the Pratt sisters. Ruby is not pleased to see him and will have nothing to do with him. They also shock Candleford with their new window display. Ashlow engages Caroline as a prop in selling his patent medicine, which proves to be quite popular, and in his gambling, which proves equally lucrative. Dorcas shows Laura her dead letter box containing correspondence that ...

    Episode #1.4
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Season 2

  • 53
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    Episode 1: Episode #2.1
    When Dorcas and Emma each want to give Laura the same gift f...
    Dec 21, 2008
  • 53
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    Episode 2: Episode #2.2
    A handsome stranger rides into Candleford, giving away silve...
    Jan 4, 2009
  • Episode #2.3

    James Dowland campaigns for the parish council on a promise of house-building but Robert challenges him, claiming that he is motivated by profit. When James' opponent withdraws through illness Dorcas puts herself forward as a candidate. In Lark Rise the battle of the sexes continues when the men complain that Lilly, a butch female itinerant laborer, has invaded the male domain of the local inn. This leads to a bitter row between Emma and Robert. During a public debate James patronizes Dorcas.

    Episode #2.3
  • Episode #2.4

    Parson Ellison dies and at his funeral Margaret is extremely hostile when her long-lost younger brother George appears. He is a qualified doctor who believes in science, not God, and she will not give him house room. To Thomas' disgust Dorcas puts him up and he proves popular in Lark Rise, as he has manual skills and is happy to pitch in and help build a foot-path. Eventually Margaret confronts him, admitting that her resentment was caused, not by his beliefs, but by the fact that he escaped to make a life for himself, condemning her to a life of duty to a bullying ...

    Episode #2.4
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Season 3

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    Episode 1: Episode #3.1
    A journalist, Daniel Parish, arrives in Lark Rise with news...
    Jan 10, 2010
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    Episode 2: Episode #3.2
    When a tree at Lark Rise appears to bleed human blood days b...
    Jan 17, 2010
  • Episode #3.3

    Alf Arliss gets his first proper wage and can afford to rent his own cottage so he throws a house-warming party. But the Timmins' enjoyment is short-lived when Edmund announces he is leaving school to work in the fields, despite an excellent exam result. He argues with his parents and moves in with the Turrills, whilst the Arliss children accuse the Timmins family of snobbery because Emma wants better than labouring work for her boy. Dorcas, noting Minnie's maternal instincts, suggests she would make a good mother so, when Minnie finds a baby on her doorstep, she ...

    Episode #3.3
  • Episode #3.4

    It is harvest time at Lark Rise and all the families are working in the fields. However, a measles epidemic sweeps through the county and as the mothers must stay at home to look after the sick children, the harvest is in danger of being so delayed that it cannot be saved. Daniel, come to tell Laura that he is leaving to work in Cambridge, deliberately gives up his new job to stay on and organize isolation and to rally the people of Candleford to come to Lark Rise to act as field workers and nurses.

    Episode #3.4
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Season 4

  • 53
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    Episode 1: Episode #4.1
    Robert is working in Oxford and sending money home whilst Ru...
    Jan 9, 2011
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    Episode 2: Episode #4.2
    Daniel launches a poetry competition in his paper. Ruby Prat...
    Jan 16, 2011
  • Episode #4.3

    When the vicar is indisposed, young curate Benedict Marley assumes his duties, including running the church bazaar, to the annoyance of staid Thomas, who regards Benedict's free, enlightened interpretation of the Bible as ungodly. Seeing a snake, the uptight Thomas totally over-reacts and sees it as a demonic sign. Emma is also troubled by the sight of the snake as it makes her feel vulnerable as a woman temporarily without a husband. Benedict is seen leaving her house after dark and tongues wag, but Emma explains that the relationship is purely one of pastoral ...

    Episode #4.3
  • Episode #4.4

    Queenie wins a pig at a fair and plans to fatten it up to share with the inhabitants of Lark Rise. However, daft Twister 'sells' it to various Candleford residents and then loses the money. Queenie throws him out and Gabriel lets him stay at the post office, annoying Dorcas. Minnie believes that Alf cheated to win the fair's shin-kicking contest, leading to a temporary rift.

    Episode #4.4
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