Popular British sitcom about a middle-aged, suburban couple, William and Hester Field. Hester is suffering 'empty-nest syndrome' after their two children have grown-up so she keeps trying to find new hobbies and interests.
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 Hester / ... (27 episodes, 1984-1986)
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 William / ... (27 episodes, 1984-1986)
Ann Beach ...
 Sonia / ... (26 episodes, 1984-1986)
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 Nancy / ... (26 episodes, 1984-1986)
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 Emma (13 episodes, 1984-1986)
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Popular British sitcom about a middle-aged, suburban couple, William and Hester Field. Hester is suffering 'empty-nest syndrome' after their two children have grown-up so she keeps trying to find new hobbies and interests.

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Como en los viejos tiempos  »

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Hester and William celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary twice: while they still live in London William surprises Hester with a trip to Paris on the Orient Express; a few years later, after they have moved to France, William throws a surprise party to celebrate yet another silver wedding. See more »

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Featured in 40 Years of Laughter: The Sitcoms (1995) See more »

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Pick Yourself Up
(Main Theme)
Written by Jerome Kern & Dorothy Fields
Performed by Yehudi Menuhin & Stéphane Grappelli
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Pedestrian at best
22 February 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I never got this show. It has a tinny quality to it, and seemed to belong to the previous decade, fitting in better with such Britcoms as Father Dear Father and The Many Wives of Patrick, than with 80's fare like The Young Ones And the Secret Diary of Adrian Mole. Perhaps this was because the subject matter and main characters seemed so out of place for the time.

Fresh Fields was about rather conventional forty-somethings at a time when the lives of the young and unconventional were being portrayed. At about this time there were, had been, enough Britcoms about the older generation (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, Butterflies, A Fine Romance) but they always had a very unique spin to them. Hester Fields was a cookie-cutter kooky housewife, with a long-suffering husband and a scolding child or two, and the episode plots were variations on the kind found in old and middling American sitcoms.

Boring.


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