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Lark Rise to Candleford 

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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Series cast summary:
Olivia Hallinan ...  Laura Timmins 40 episodes, 2008-2011
Sarah Lancashire ...  Adult Laura 40 episodes, 2008-2011
Julia Sawalha ...  Dorcas Lane 40 episodes, 2008-2011
Fergus Drysdale Fergus Drysdale ...  Frank Timmins 39 episodes, 2008-2011
Martha Murdoch Martha Murdoch ...  Ethel Timmins 39 episodes, 2008-2011
Claudie Blakley ...  Emma Timmins 38 episodes, 2008-2011
John Dagleish ...  Alf Arless 38 episodes, 2008-2011
Thomas Rhys Jones Thomas Rhys Jones ...  Edmund Timmins 38 episodes, 2008-2011
Mark Heap ...  Thomas Brown 37 episodes, 2008-2011
Karl Johnson ...  Twister Turrill 37 episodes, 2008-2011
Linda Bassett ...  Queenie Turrill / ... 36 episodes, 2008-2011
Matilda Ziegler ...  Pearl Pratt 36 episodes, 2008-2011
Sophie Miles Sophie Miles ...  Sally Arless / ... 35 episodes, 2008-2011
Hope Yeomans Hope Yeomans ...  Lizzie Arless 35 episodes, 2008-2011
Brendan Coyle ...  Robert Timmins 31 episodes, 2008-2010
Victoria Hamilton ...  Ruby Pratt 31 episodes, 2008-2011
Sandy McDade ...  Margaret Brown / ... 30 episodes, 2008-2011
Ruby Bentall ...  Minnie Mude 29 episodes, 2009-2011
Harry Miles 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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English

Release Date:

13 January 2008 (UK) See more »

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Candlefordi kisasszonyok See more »

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Bristol, England, UK See more »

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A third series began airing in the UK on 10 January 2010. 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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A glorious & charming production, may it ever continue
18 February 2008 | by midnightsilvered-roseSee 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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