Lark Rise to Candleford

Lark Rise to Candleford

The Complete Season One

DVD - 2009
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Follows the relationship of two contrasting communities: Lark Rise, a small hamlet gently holding onto the past, and Candleford, a neighboring market town bustling into the future. When young Laura Timmins leaves Lark Rise for a job at the Candleford post office, she discovers an eye-opening, exciting new world. In the face of scandals and feuds, she must leave her childhood behind.


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Oct 18, 2020

Such a sweet series about family set in Victorian England

Aug 07, 2018

Enjoyable period piece. Stories/little dramas in small town life. If you like things like Heartbeat, Road to Avonlea, Wind at my'll likely enjoy this too.

Apr 18, 2017

I very much enjoyed this whole series, the characters, and the contrast between town and village values & lifestyles. My husband found it to be too "sappy" for his tastes. But how often do you find a TV series that's not all swear words, violence, sex, and horrid role models? Prepare to enjoy some family time with this series.

Feb 17, 2016

I came upon this series after the recommendation of a British friend. So glad I did! It's the story of two nearby villages (one a small town and the other a hamlet) and how the lives of the inhabitants intertwine, all revolving around the post office and postmistress and the young girl who comes to work with her. All the characters are interesting and varied and you quickly become involved in their interesting lives. Such a contrast to the way we live today. I will watch the entire 4 seasons. Highly recommended!

softblueviolet Apr 23, 2015

Beautiful contrast between very small settlement--hamlet--and the small town it is closest to. Social class divisions play out gently, as others have noted, gentle is the nature of this series. If you like BBC series, you'll like this one.

Nov 23, 2013

I too really enjoyed this first year of the series: couldn't 'put it down', was sorry to see it end... Extremely engaging and colorful characters; absorbing dialogue and quaint stories; great cast... I can always count on the BBC and their period drama. I have yet to be disappointed with *anything* that they produce. On to season 2. FIVE STARS.

carolbmoss Jul 20, 2013

I love this whole series. I find the first year a little slow as it develops the characters but it is worth it because it just keeps getting better and better! Love it!

Jun 10, 2013

I could not get into anything with regards to Lark Rise to Candleford. I didn't even finish it. It was boring to me.

Oct 27, 2011

Absolutely splendid. Wonderful characters and enjoyable storylines.

TJBookworm May 14, 2011

I very much enjoyed watching the first season. Can't wait to watch the others. Very wholesome, yet not childish.

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Nov 23, 2013

(At a gathering of some Lark Rise ladies, sorting thorough some old clothes) Emma Timmins: "I remember our Laura, sittin' on my lap, wearing this same dress..." Caroline Arless: "And our Alf. But the frills were time-worn, then! ...Oh, this bonnet is so old-fashioned... I'm sure I must've had it on *my* head! Oh, and every arse that's ever walked the lane has been wrapped in these napkins... I don't want my baby to be jigged out in-- (realizing there's an awkward silence over her language) --in anything other than the rectory box clothes... Can you forgive my cussin', Miss Ellison? There's no call for me to be sayin' "arse" in front of the reverend's daughter. "Arse" is not a civil word! Even though we all has one, and some of us has two. MY OWN ARSE IS--" Emma Timmins: "--Caroline..." Caroline Arless: "Yeah, sorry. Sorry."


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