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)
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 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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A glorious & charming production, may it ever continue
18 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The previous posters I feel are nit picking at what is one of the most glorious productions I have enjoyed in many years. Not having read the books from which the series is taken, I came to it not knowing what to expect. It is beautiful, glowing with a golden warmth, a lyrical love poem to the people and village life of England just over a century ago, making it hard to return to daily life without regret. It reminds me almost of Laurie lee's Cider with Rosie, the love with which this time and people are conveyed, the richness, glowing like late afternoon sunshine seeps into our drawing rooms as we watch and makes one long for a time and place long vanished. The heart which has been put into this production, into the performances by every member of the cast and production crew, the love portrayed, I can't find a better word for it, warms one, melting away the chill of 21st century living. The poor not dirty enough some say?! Perhaps it will surprise some to know that the poor of that time, as now, had their pride and kept as clean as circumstances would allow, which meant at least clean looking. The other users comments are churlish, this is the most lyrically beautiful, heart warming & charming series I have ever seen. The humanity and touching wisdom in the way characters are portrayed, slowing revealing the reasons for their behaviour are truly moving. Everyone involved in this production should be cheered to the rafters and begged for an encore. I hope, as do all I know also, that the screenwriters will be asked to take the series on from where the books end, and never stop giving us new tales of this golden idyll, where the community sheltered those living within it's boundaries, as an extended family does, as opposed to our dislocated times. If you watch this series, you will be fully rewarded, your only regret will be that you can't enter the screen and stay forever in Candleford. The performances by everyone are rich with humanity, pathos, comedy and utterly stunning. I have grown to love everyone that lives there and everything about Candleford, so will you. It is a joy & does one good.


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