Follow the lives, loves and highs and lows of four members of the Women's Land Army who are working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II.

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Becci Gemmell ...
Susan Cookson ...
 Esther Reeves 15 episodes, 2009-2011
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 Frederick Finch 15 episodes, 2009-2011
Mykola Allen ...
 Martin Reeves 15 episodes, 2009-2011
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 Lady Ellen Hoxley 14 episodes, 2009-2011
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 Dennis Tucker / ... 10 episodes, 2009-2011
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Carolyn Pickles ...
 Mrs. Gulliver 9 episodes, 2009-2011
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 Vernon Storey 9 episodes, 2011
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Follow the lives, loves and highs and lows of four members of the Women's Land Army who are working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II.

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During the filming of one of the scenes one of the horses attached to a cart bolted throwing one of the extras to the ground. And the cart collided with one of the horse boxes on site. The extra was unhurt. See more »

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The Land Army uniforms are from the film The Land Girls and contain many errors. For example, the jumpers are completely the wrong color. See more »

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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 17 January 2011 (2011) See more »

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Watchable but a bit disappointing
11 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

Riddled with clichés, this daytime drama about the land girls (women conscripted to work on the land during World War II) is in five parts and boasts a competent cast in a sanitised script - a very PC and simplistic view of a country under siege.

We first meet the four new land girls at the start of the first episode - snooty Nancy (Summer Strallen) who wears high heels and expects a soldier to carry her luggage from the station, sisters Annie (Christine Bottomley) and Bea (Jo Woodcock) - one bitter, one naive, and salt of the earth Joyce (Becci Gemmell) whose family were wiped out in the Coventry bombings. We also meet Esther (Susan Cookson), who keeps the girls in order, black-marketeer and farmer Finch (Mark Benton), and the Lord and Lady of the House (Nathaniel Parker and Sophie Ward).

There's also a Home Guard Sergeant, Tucker (Danny Webb) who likes the feeling of being in charge, and in town there's a group of GIs.

From here it is very much ticking the boxes - there's an illicit affair, a soldier going AWOL, suspected collaborators, a marriage based on hate, and a bit of political correctness about black GIs and segregation. It's watchable enough but somehow I was expecting a bit more.

Although it looks great and as if a bit of money has been thrown at it, Land Girls is historically shaky and very much has the air of 'we've seen all this before'. A bit of a missed opportunity.


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