Flora Thompson's charming love letter to a vanished corner of rural England is brought to life in this warm-hearted adaptation.
Set in the Oxfordshire countryside in the 1880s, this rich, funny and emotional series follows the relationship of two contrasting communities: Lark Rise, the small hamlet gently holding on to the past, and Candleford, the small market town bustling into the future. S
een through the eyes of young Laura, their inhabitants endure many upheavals and struggles as the inexorably change comes; their stories by turns poignant, spirited and uplifting. And Laura herself must face great change.
Taking a job in Post Office in Candleford, run by the mercurial Dorcas, she turns her back on her childhood hamlet to make her way in the world. With her loyalties divided, she must choose her own path to womanhood...
Flora Thompson's charming love letter to a vanished corner of rural England is brought to life in this warm-hearted adaptation
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“Oh how I long for Sunday night 8pm, I wont have any talking in the house, I hang on every word and I am in that village. I love the way they speak, I love every character, just the small everyday things come to life like hanging up the material to divide the room. You show every detail. I will be so sad when it ends, the very best series so far on BBC. I have to wait another week now. ”
From: Brenda Attree
“The very best series so far on BBC!! I looked forward every week to see it. ”
From: Ewa Larsson
“This is an enjoyable, well produced and for the most part well acted series, however it bears almost no relation to the original books which is a great disappointment to all of us who grew up loving these wonderful stories. As someone who studied the books for A'level sadly 30 years ago now, and also as a fan of the wonderful stage productions involving the Albion Band, I looked forward with great anticipation to this series. Sadly, episode 1 made it clear that this was 'based' on the original, and very losely at that. Gone is the wonderful social history and acute character description of Flora Thompson, only to be replaced by a sacharine image of English Country life. Laura is no longer a shy but intelligent girl developing into a self assured young woman at the centre of her community, only to be replaced by a 21st century flirtatious teenager who is almost unrecognisable as the original character which was of course a thinly disguised autobiography of Thompson he rself. I will never understand why television adaptations have to be like this, but if you are willing to view the series as being little more than a shadow of the original, go ahead and enjoy it for it's own sake. But for God's sake read the book as well! ”
From: Kevin Byers