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.


Bill Gallagher
1,582 ( 91)




4   3   2   1  
2011   2010   2009   2008  
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »





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 37 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 34 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


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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | Romance


TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


In the U.S., the series began airing on select PBS stations in the spring of 2009. See more »


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 »


Twister Turrill: God must like a comely tune else we'd all be Germans.
See more »


Referenced in Show Offs: Forgotten Boots (2019) See more »

User Reviews

Not just for old ladies!
10 April 2011 | by Keithola1See all my reviews

I'm a 40 year old straight single guy. I would have never even considered watching something like this if someone described it to me or I saw a commercial for it. BUT, the only channel we got clearly at my family's lake house was PBS until the digital transition. After fishing and doing yard work one day, I was drinking a beer and was too tired to get up to change the channel when this came on. I was a little angry at first, but after about 15 minutes I realized that I really wanted to know what happened next to this lady. I ended up watching the whole thing and realized at the end that I had laughed a few times and even welled up with tears once. And I don't think it was from the beer! I watched two more full episodes when I went back to the lake (kind of looked forward to it). I think I need to let me ego heal for a little while before I watch any more, but just had to say that this show has incredible acting, writing, scenery, authenticity to the place and period, and much more. If you grew up watching Little House on the Prairie, you'd really like this (as another reviewer mentioned). Same overall feel, but much more complex stories and more mature themes. I usually don't quite have that willing suspension of disbelief required for something like this, but it is so well done I feel like I'm sitting in the room with them in 19th century England... as if any moment someone will turn toward me and ask if I'd like a spot of tea! Give it 15 minutes and you'll probably be hooked too. Okay, I better go hammer a few nails or work on my car for a while!

34 of 37 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 51 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »






Release Date:

13 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lark Rise to Candleford See more »

Filming Locations:

Bristol, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed