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This British sitcom is the sequel to the Fresh Fields series. The story line follows a family who moves to France and faces struggles as they adapt to a new culture and way of life. Triumphs and failures are shared by all in this dramatic show.

Acorn Media
1 Season, 19 Episodes
September 5, 1989
Cast: Julia McKenzie, Anton Rodgers, Pamela Salem, Valerie Lush
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French Fields Full Episode Guide

  • William learns that getting fired in French sounds just the same as it does in English. The Fields know they can always go back to England if the worst comes to the worst. When they learn who's renting the farmhouse next door, it soon does.

  • Hester runs afoul of the mayor when she tries to discipline his daughter, while William has problems with his own daughter, Emma. Hester tries to explain the concept of fair play to the French by explaining the rules of cricket.

  • The Fields are approaching their 25th wedding anniversary, and William is determined to throw Hester a surprise party. They go on a camping trip and somehow end up in Paris. Once there, William and Hester realize they shouldn't have bothered.

  • Emma's in-laws arrive unexpectedly for a visit, and the Fields look for any excuse to get out of town. They go on a camping trip and somehow end up in Paris. Once there, William and Hester realize they shouldn't have bothered.

  • Hester agrees to show a group of British house-hunters some local properties, while William struggles with a plumbing problem at his own house. William's difficulties mount when Hester's tour party shows up to use the bathroom.

  • Misunderstanding French ways lands Hester in a French jail. Misjudging the local speed limit as he drives to her aid gets William arrested, too. Hester's only hope is Emma's husband, who has been taking night courses on French law.

  • When the Fieldses' lease on their beloved farmhouse comes to an end, their obnoxious English neighbors try to buy the place. William and Hester are powerless to stop them, until they get help from an unexpected source.

  • William is looking forward to his annual vacation, when he'll go on a motoring tour of France. The nautical Hester and daughter Emma have other ideas, however, and before long William is ready to jump ship.

  • A top French magazine wants to do a story about the increasing number of English people moving to France--and picks the Fields as a typical couple. Thanks to a series of misunderstandings, the magazine gets a distorted view of the English.

  • When the nocturnal activities of a local farmer keep the Fields up at night, William decides to complain to the mayor--until he finds out who the mayor is. Hester intervenes to teach everyone a lesson about getting along.

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