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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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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 »

Also Known As:

Candlefordi kisasszonyok See more »

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Bristol, England, UK See more »

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Ruby Bentall (Minnie Mude) & Richard Harrington (Gabriel Cochrane) also worked together on episodes 2.4, Poldark: Episode #2.4 (2016), of Poldark (2015) as Verity Blamey & Captain Andrew Blamey respectively. 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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The epitome of charm and heart- really entertaining and very relaxing to watch
5 February 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I love period drama series, I love "Cranford" as it is just divine, and I have loved BBC dramas such as "Pride and Prejudice"(1995), "Bleak House"(2005) and "Little Dorritt"(2008). I even love "The Darling Buds of May" for its sheer sense of escapism and entertainment value. You have probably already guessed I love "Lark Rise to Candleford", I just feel it is really entertaining, charming, beautifully made and just relaxing to watch. Like "Cranford", "Lark Rise To Candleford" whenever it is on really makes my night. The production values are exquisite; the costumes are ravishing and colourful, the sets are lavish and the scenery is gorgeous. The music is also gorgeous, I always like good music when it comes to film and television. The scripts are of exceptional quality, funny, poignant and endearing, and the direction and story lines are fine. The acting is also truly excellent, Julia Sawalha is a sheer delight especially. And she is well supported by Dawn French, Linda Bassett, Sarah Lancashire and Mark Heap. Overall, I love it, it really is the epitome of charm and heart. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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