Episode 6

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Duration: 1 hour

Daniel has opened a newspaper in Candleford and is on the look out for a big story. So when old Peg Leg, a Crimean war veteran, arrives for his annual visit to the Timmins', and Daniel learns he has received no war pension, he starts a newspaper campaign against this injustice.

But just as Peg Leg's plight looks set to become a national cause celebre, Emma learns that he is not all he seems, a discovery that threatens to break hearts and destroy Daniel's new venture.


8 items
  • The Candleford Chronicle

    Daniel prepares the first edition of The Candleford Chronicle but he’s yet to find his lead story. In Lark Rise, war veteran, Peg Leg makes his annual visit.

  • Peg Leg’s Story

    Robert questions Daniel’s interest in Peg Leg. Thomas decides that he must distinguish himself.

  • Robert and Daniel United

    Daniel asks Laura to persuade Peg Leg to stay in Lark Rise so that he can write his story. Robert is won over to the cause.

  • Daniel’s Gift

    Daniel has a special gift for Laura, but she finds she can’t accept it. Thomas tries to set himself apart from the masses.

  • First Edition

    Daniel’s article is published with much success but Peg Leg seems to be unmoved. Minnie decides to make a grand gesture.

  • Emma’s Discovery

    Emma discovers that Peg Leg is not all he seems, but will it affect Daniel’s campaign? Dorcas discovers Thomas’s initiative and she isn’t impressed.

  • Peg Leg’s Secret is Out

    Daniel, Robert and Emma can’t decide what to do about Peg Leg but Dorcas has a suggestion. Margaret makes Thomas see that the world is a better place with him in it.

  • Peg Leg’s Cry for Help

    Dorcas gets to the bottom of Laura’s reluctance to accept Daniel’s gift. Peg Leg finds it hard to accept help and Emma must accept that she did her best.


Peg Leg/Arthur Myhill
Ronald Pickup
Emma Timmins
Claudie Blakley
Robert Timmins
Brendan Coyle
Daniel Parish
Ben Aldridge
Ruby Bentall
Alf Arless
John Dagleish
Edward Darnell-Hayes
Frank Timmins
Fergus Drysdale
Laura Timmins
Olivia Hallinan
Thomas Brown
Mark Heap
Twister Turrill
Karl Johnson
Edmund Timmins
Thomas Rhys Jones
Adult Laura
Sarah Lancashire
Margaret Brown
Sandy McDade
Sally Arless
Sophie Miles
Ethel Timmins
Martha Murdoch
Dorcas Lane
Julia Sawalha
Baby Patience
Caitlin Smith
Baby Annie
Fionnula Tambling-Goggin
Lizzie Arless
Hope Yeomans
Sue Tully
Ann Tricklebank
Bill Gallagher


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