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Episode 1

Adaptation of Flora Thompson's memoir of her Oxfordshire childhood. Young country girl Laura Timmins leaves her friends and family in the hamlet of Lark Rise to start her first job at the post office in nearby town Candleford. Postmistress Dorcas Lane gives Laura a warm welcome but other residents of Candleford aren't so generous. When Lark Rise residents challenge the post office's 'eight mile rule' that forces them to pay for delivery of telegrams, Laura finds herself torn between communities.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Sat 4 Oct 2008 19:00


Role Contributor
Laura TimminsOlivia Hallinan
Dorcas LaneJulia Sawalha
Caroline ArlessDawn French
Robert TimminsBrendan Coyle
Emma TimminsClaudie Blakley
Queenie TurrillLinda Bassett
Alf ArlessJohn Dagleish
Frank TimminsFergus Drysdale
Lady Adelaide MidwinterOlivia Grant
Ruby PrattVictoria Hamilton
ProducerGrainne Marmion
ActorSarah Lancashire