Lark Rise to Candleford

If you are a fan of English classic and period dramas than I can highly recommend BBC's Lark Rise to Candleford. I am new to the scene on this one and have been enjoying catching up. The story is based on the adaptation of Flora Thompson's memoir of her Oxfordshire childhood and takes place at the end of the 19th century. I have laughed, I have cried and on more than one occasion it has filled my heart with joy. These are good people, living everyday life.  If you follow English dramas you will recognise many of the cast members. They play the roles to perfection.  It is has been great entertainment on these cold winter nights.

You can read more about Lark Rise to Candleford here.
                                                                                          Images via BBC


  1. Thanks for the info, this looks like my kind of movie. I love those period pieces, in movies and books.

  2. I hope this series comes to the US on Masterpiece Classic very soon. We have just finished Downton Abbey and it was wonderful though our version was shortened. Lark Rise looks good too.

  3. I meant to watch it...and missed it. Shame, it does look like perfect "comfort tv" ;-) Have a lovely week xo

  4. I would love this series...I'll order it on Netflix.



  5. Hi all...thanks for your comments :)
    I picked up the series on Amazon...well worth it.
    The sort of film you could watch again someday.

    Rosemary, I read that they were going to shorten Downton Abbey for the American audience. Shame that they did. I wonder if the one they are selling on Amazon is the UK version?

  6. I own a really old and cool copy of this book, that I bought year ago in Ireland. When I got it home, the print was so tiny, I never read it. The film will be perfect. Thanks for the info, Jeanne.


  7. I completely agree. I discovered Lark Rise several months ago, and have devoured the first two seasons of dvds subsequently. Now I just need to get to the third!

  8. For the sake of balance, here's a review from the Scotsman:

    "Starring Julia Sawahla as, for all intents and purposes, an animatronic mouse, this chocolate-box vision of rural life in the late 19th century isn't bad exactly, but with its prim ladies and forelock tugging townsfolk spouting simpleton platitudes, it doesn't half feel like a spoof"

  9. Thanks Johann, balance is good and I enjoyed reading the article.... I think he was spot on with this comment as well...'Lark Rise to Candleford continues to be the cosy definition of undemanding Sunday-evening fare.'

    Undemanding it is and it was perfect entertainment to nurse me thru the flu these past weeks. I am nearly to the end and heard the comment about the 'bee-keepers wife' and it made me smile...I guess I won't be running that country mile :)

    I have the last season of The Wire to get thru next I wonder what Mr. Whitelaw's thinks about that show.

    My tastes are varied...especially now that the flu has eased. I am ready for action...Saying that...I will always have a special fondness for Lark Rise to Candleford and look forward to watching it again someday :)

    Thanks for stopping by...