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

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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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The series was parodied by Victoria Wood in 2009 for her seasonal special Mid Life Christmas. In it, the series is renamed Lark Pies to Cranchesterford and centres around the Post and Potato Office ran by the sultry Miss Finch (Wood). See more »

Goofs

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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Characters You Can Actually Like
23 February 2010 | by dane-92See all my reviews

I get so tired of modern drama based around dark, cynical, unpleasant characters. Lark Rise to Candleford is so different. The characters in this little community manage to rise above their conflicts, see past each others' foibles, and support and love each other.

The program's good-heartedness is reinforced by a gorgeous soundtrack, beautiful camera work, amazing sets, scenery, and costumes, fine directing, and a rich cast of interesting characters.

Granted, it's a fairy tale, but it's a mighty pleasant one. And after all, what's so bad about with having one show on television that actually leaves you feeling better about people?


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