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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Series cast summary:
Becci Gemmell ...  Joyce Fisher 15 episodes, 2009-2011
Susan Cookson ...  Esther Reeves 15 episodes, 2009-2011
...  Frederick Finch 15 episodes, 2009-2011
Mykola Allen ...  Martin Reeves 15 episodes, 2009-2011
...  Lady Ellen Hoxley 14 episodes, 2009-2011
...  Bea Finch / ... 10 episodes, 2009-2011
...  Connie Carter 10 episodes, 2011
...  Billy Finch 10 episodes, 2009-2011
...  Dennis Tucker / ... 10 episodes, 2009-2011
...  John Fisher 10 episodes, 2009-2011
Carolyn Pickles ...  Mrs. Gulliver 9 episodes, 2009-2011
...  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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Dreadful Stuff
12 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

I knew we were in trouble when we borrowed the DVD from the library and saw that it had won awards for best daytime drama with the keyword there being 'daytime'. It's a soap opera. Nothing more and nothing less and should be treated as such by anyone prepared to sit through this material.

Why would an actors as talented as Nathaniel Parker or Sophie Ward want to demean themselves by appearing in this dreadful series? One can only wonder.

The acting is decent but they are all left trying to do their best with an awful script. The characters are stereotypes; the plot twists fully predictable and we've seen it all over and over again many times in the past. No attempt has been made by the writers to come up with anything original. In short, it's rubbish and nonsense.

The soap opera conclusion we had quickly reached was only reinforced by the closing line from one of the lead characters in episode 1 being "what shall we do now?" ... making one presumably keen to find out by watching the next episode tomorrow? Well sorry, I just didn't care by then.

Incidentally, the plot of black American soldiers being barred from British pubs etc at the insistence of the American military so that white American soldiers didn't have to mix with them was covered (I'm tempted to say copied exactly!) in an earlier episode of Foyle's War and which did it far more justice.

My wife and I watched the first episode of series 1 and felt that was far more than enough as the 45 minutes felt more like a tedious hour and a half that could have been better spent doing something else. I'd suggest others save themselves the wasted time and watch something like Foyle's War if you are looking for a quality British wartime drama.

Perhaps the most mysterious of all is why the producers made two further series of this. I'd hate to think the British public so undiscerning in its tastes that they actual enjoyed this production!


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