Lark Rise to Candleford

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  • TV-PG
  • 2008
  • 4 Seasons
  • 8.1  (6,767)

Lark Rise to Candleford is a show set at the turn of the century in the English countryside. Lark Rise is a small hamlet where most of the inhabitants are poor and work in the fields. Candleford on the other hand is a neighboring city with stores, hotels and even a post office. The two towns are bound together by a set of cousins. One cousin, named Dorcas Lane is the female head of the post office. Her cousin Emma Timmins lives in Lark Rise with her husband Robert and their many children. Their oldest daughter Laura, moves in with Ms. Lane to work with her at the post office. The show is a dramatic series often depicting the hard times many people faced during the end of the 19th century. The story is narrated through the eyes of a much older Laura, who is a sentimental character with high morals. Laura goes through the struggles many young women face when they are educated and looking to have a meaningful relationship. This time period was not a time of independence for women although there are many strong willed and independent women depicted in the show. Pearl and her sister Ruby own a clothing shop where they hand stitch all of their own garments. As the head postmaster, Ms Lane has a male postal carrier named Thomas who works for her. She also adopts an orphaned boy named Sydney and raises him as her own. Another strong woman comes in the form of an older lady named Queenie. Queenie lives in a humble abode in Lark Rise with her husband Thomas. While the people in the hamlet often do not have enough food to eat or clothes for their children, they somehow pull together to help each other out. Many of the festivals held by the people in Lark Rise replicate the old Celtic traditions from the English culture. While the show is filled with a lot of dramatic moments, it is not without some lighthearted ones as well. The often unpredictable Minnie, who works as housekeeper for Ms. Lane is hopelessly in love with the hard working Alf. Despite Minnie's sometimes obvious endeavors to capture Alf's heart, they are often unnoticed by Alf.

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Episode 6
6. Episode 6
February 13, 2011
Gabriel has finally completed the machine which he hopes will restore his fortunes and farmers are soon asking to buy his invention. Dorcas is delighted for him, until she realizes it could mean his departure from Candleford. Meanwhile, Caroline has returned to Lark Rise, and Minnie assumes it's only a matter of time before Alf comes to propose, now that his ma is back to look after her children.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
February 6, 2011
Daniel is planning a cricket match against a neighboring village team. He's determined to restore Candleford's honor, but most of his regular players are away, and the men of Larkrise are cricketing novices. Defeat looks certain until he discovers that the finest batsman in the county is right under his nose. The only problem is, his batsman is a batswoman, and the rules state women cannot play.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
January 30, 2011
The Fair has come to town, and the locals are celebrating - Alf has been crowned King of the Fair, while Queenie has won a whole pig! The Lark Risers start fattening up the pig in preparation for a sumptuous pig feast, but Twister can't resist the temptation of selling off cuts of the animal to the people of Candleford. At the post office, Gabriel is proving to be a less than perfect house guest.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
January 23, 2011
Thomas is euphoric when he lands the job of organizing the church bazaar. But his joy soon evaporates when the vicar falls ill, and the controversial and free-thinking Reverend Marley takes charge. Thomas is convinced that Marley is evil incarnate, and when he comes across a snake on his postal rounds, he sees it as a sign that the devil is indeed amongst them.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
January 16, 2011
When Daniel announces that his newspaper is launching a poetry competition, the folks of Lark Rise and Candleford are thrown into a frenzy of creative writing. Pearl, Margaret and Alfie all vie to take home the trophy with their poetic offerings, but Ruby is spreading a rumor that Laura and Daniel have fixed the outcome of the competition.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
January 9, 2011
Gabriel Cochrane, the once wealthy owner of a large Iron Foundry, arrives. The bank has repossessed his home and business, his young wife has died, and Gabriel finds himself looking for a new start. The people of Candleford take him to their hearts.
Description

Lark Rise to Candleford is a show set at the turn of the century in the English countryside. Lark Rise is a small hamlet where most of the inhabitants are poor and work in the fields. Candleford on the other hand is a neighboring city with stores, hotels and even a post office. The two towns are bound together by a set of cousins. One cousin, named Dorcas Lane is the female head of the post office. Her cousin Emma Timmins lives in Lark Rise with her husband Robert and their many children. Their oldest daughter Laura, moves in with Ms. Lane to work with her at the post office.

The show is a dramatic series often depicting the hard times many people faced during the end of the 19th century. The story is narrated through the eyes of a much older Laura, who is a sentimental character with high morals. Laura goes through the struggles many young women face when they are educated and looking to have a meaningful relationship. This time period was not a time of independence for women although there are many strong willed and independent women depicted in the show. Pearl and her sister Ruby own a clothing shop where they hand stitch all of their own garments.

As the head postmaster, Ms Lane has a male postal carrier named Thomas who works for her. She also adopts an orphaned boy named Sydney and raises him as her own. Another strong woman comes in the form of an older lady named Queenie. Queenie lives in a humble abode in Lark Rise with her husband Thomas. While the people in the hamlet often do not have enough food to eat or clothes for their children, they somehow pull together to help each other out. Many of the festivals held by the people in Lark Rise replicate the old Celtic traditions from the English culture.

While the show is filled with a lot of dramatic moments, it is not without some lighthearted ones as well. The often unpredictable Minnie, who works as housekeeper for Ms. Lane is hopelessly in love with the hard working Alf. Despite Minnie's sometimes obvious endeavors to capture Alf's heart, they are often unnoticed by Alf.

Lark Rise to Candleford is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (40 episodes). The series first aired on January 13, 2008.

Where to Watch Lark Rise to Candleford

Lark Rise to Candleford is available for streaming on the BBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Lark Rise to Candleford on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    January 13, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (6,767)