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)
Fanny Rowe ...
 Nancy / ... (26 episodes, 1984-1986)
Debby Cumming ...
 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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7 March 1984 (UK)  »

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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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Followed by French Fields (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Pick Yourself Up
(Main Theme)
Written by Jerome Kern & Dorothy Fields
Performed by Yehudi Menuhin & Stéphane Grappelli
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a cute funny warm Brit-com
12 January 2001 | by (st. pete, fl usa) – See all my reviews

From the first moment I watched this, I knew it would be another classic British comedy. What a joy it must be to watch British TV. Even if you have to pay to have a telly!

It is the story of an older couple, Hester and William Fields, who are still very much in love with one another. Hester is always out to prove that she isn't old enough to sit in a rocker. She is out jogging, running, taking classes, working as a cook, anything that tickles her fancy. William is a man who works hard to make a good life for the both of them and their future. Their crazy neighbor Sonja is always barging into their home("It's only Sonja!") at the most inopportune moments. Not helping matters is Hester's whining mother Nancy("It's not my place to say anything BUT....) who lives in the garage apartment in their backyard.

It is cute and funny, especially if you are in a relationship because you can relate to what goes on. Even when they moved the show to France (calling it French Fields) it was still humorous. If you get a chance to watch it, please do. You won't be disappointed!


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