When the Lark Rise school loses its teacher, Emma steps in and discovers a talent she never knew she had. But Margaret also covets the role of schoolteacher, and the two women become rivals for the job.
Over in Candleford, Thomas and Dorcas are at odds. The postman is agitating for better working conditions, and Dorcas isn't taking it well. But when they each learn of the deeper reasons behind their stubbornness, will they be able to put their own needs aside for the sake of their community?
|Margaret Brown||Sandy McDade|
|Emma Timmins||Claudie Blakley|
|Thomas Brown||Mark Heap|
|Dorcas Lane||Julia Sawalha|
|Robert Timmins||Brendan Coyle|
|Alf Arless||John Dagleish|
|Frank Timmins||Fergus Drysdale|
|Laura Timmins||Olivia Hallinan|
|Adult Laura||Sarah Lancashire|
|Sally Arless||Sophie Miles|
|Ethel Timmins||Martha Murdoch|
|Baby Patience||Caitlin Smith|
|Baby Annie||Fionnula Tambling-Goggin|
|Lizzie Arless||Hope Yeomans|