Lark Rise to Candleford (2008–2011)

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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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 Laura Timmins (40 episodes, 2008-2011)
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 Adult Laura (40 episodes, 2008-2011)
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 Dorcas Lane (40 episodes, 2008-2011)
Fergus Drysdale ...
 Frank Timmins (39 episodes, 2008-2011)
Martha Murdoch ...
 Ethel Timmins (39 episodes, 2008-2011)
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 Emma Timmins (38 episodes, 2008-2011)
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 Alf Arless (38 episodes, 2008-2011)
Thomas Rhys Jones ...
 Edmund Timmins (38 episodes, 2008-2011)
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 Thomas Brown (37 episodes, 2008-2011)
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 Twister Turrill (37 episodes, 2008-2011)
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 Queenie Turrill / ... (36 episodes, 2008-2011)
Matilda Ziegler ...
 Pearl Pratt (36 episodes, 2008-2011)
Sophie Miles ...
 Sally Arless / ... (35 episodes, 2008-2011)
Hope Yeomans ...
 Lizzie Arless (35 episodes, 2008-2011)
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 Robert Timmins (31 episodes, 2008-2010)
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 Ruby Pratt (31 episodes, 2008-2011)
Sandy McDade ...
 Margaret Brown / ... (30 episodes, 2008-2011)
Ruby Bentall ...
 Minnie Mude (29 episodes, 2009-2011)
Harry Miles ...
 Archie Arless / ... (23 episodes, 2008-2010)
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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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The series is based on Flora Thompson's semi-autobiographical book "Lark Rise to Candleford", which was originally published as three separate books: "Lark Rise", "Over to Candleford" and "Candleford Green". The three books, which were published in 1939, '41, and '43 were literary recollections of some of the events which had occurred more than 50 years earlier, during the very end of the 19th century, when Flora [Timms] Thompson grew up in the tiny Oxfordshire hamlet of Juniper Hill ("Lark Rise"), and then at age 14 started work at a small post office in the village of Fringford ("Candleford Green"). Among others, the main character, who she modeled after herself, is referred to in the three books as "Laura Timmins," her father Albert Timms is re-named "Robert Timmins," and the postmistress she worked with, Kezia Whitton, became the jumping-off place for the character of the postmistress Dorcas Lane. Scholarly research indicates that these books were not completely autobiographical in nature, and that several of the stories found in the books had already been published independently before being re-worked by Thompson. In this TV series, Candleford and Candleford Green have been merged into one town. Flora Thompson also wrote a fourth book, "Heatherley", describing events later in her life when she ran her own post office in Grayshott, Surrey, but this book (which was published posthumously) does not feature in the TV series. See more »

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In Series 1, the characters played by Sophie Miles and Harry Miles were called Tilda and Wally Arless, whereas in Series 2 and 3 they were called Sally and Archie Arless. See more »

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Twister Turrill: God must like a comely tune else we'd all be Germans.
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Lovely Sunday viewing
20 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As someone who "reads lots of books and is not a member of the Dawn French fan club" (as per previous comment from NIFOC2005), I would like to say how much I enjoy this production.

I have not read the books it is based but I can understand that some people might not find it a faithful production, but then again how many TV series based on books are that faithful! It would be impossible to please everybody.

What this series is however, is beautifully made with wonderful actors and wonderful Sunday night viewing. It is not complicated but is very addictive. Week by week you seem to grow to love the characters and the places more. It reminds me in a funny way of "Darling Buds of May" with its gentle pace and lovely scenery and a glimpse of a different bygone era, which although it probably never existed it is still nice to watch and imagine it did. And anything with the lovely Brendan Coyle in gets my vote!


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