The Land Girls return!
The highly popular Land Girls returns to BBC ONE for a second series of five episodes.Behind the scenes video - Land Girls
The first series received a prestigious Broadcast award for Best Daytime Programme.
Warm hearted and ultimately uplifting, Land Girls continues to examine how a whole generation of women adapted to new found independence, free from the shackles or comforts of home life as they helped the war effort.
The second series picks up on flighty sister Bea, sensible Joyce and introduces the reckless Connie who joins them in the Women’s Land Army. Their journey continues as they work the fields and forge friendships that will last them a lifetime.
Along the way there will be laughs and tears in an experience that will change them forever.
Character Profile: Connie Carter
An alley cat of a girl, feisty and opinionated, not scared to stand up for herself. Slightly ‘common’ compared to the other working class girls on the farm. She’s got an eye for opportunity and uses her intelligence to make life easier for herself.
She’s charming as well – and prone to tall stories. In truth, Connie has no family and is lived in children’s homes until she joined the munitions factories.
Connie makes an immediate play for Billy – not caring that he is already married to Bea. It’s not that she really wants him, it’s just a way of laying down a hierarchy of control as the new girl tries to assert herself on the farm.
Character profile: Bea Finch
Inquisitive, fun-loving, child-like (rather than immature). Bea is an innocent who finds herself off the leash and in a world she never knew existed before she joined the WLA.
Sometimes irritating due to her constant energy, Bea often finds that others don’t share her sense of fun.
Bea is now married to Billy – and she is Mrs. Finch. They have a six month old son called William (father: Cal Gillespie). Billy knows that Cal is the father and is happy to bring up William as his own. However, this does put a strain on their marriage. She doesn’t need the emotional crutch of Annie now – as she has family on the farm.
Character profile: Joyce Fisher
Straight-forward, patriotic, and not overly bright, Joyce tries her best to serve her country. After all, everyone is doing their bit, and Joyce doesn’t want to let the side down. She tackles her posting with an enthusiasm that outstrips her ability.Interview with Becci Gemmell about her role as Joyce
Joyce is clumsy and awkward – so she’s always the one that ends up falling over or getting muddy.
Joyce was tested when John went AWOL, but they got through it. At the end of series one, they were reunited and everything seemed rosy – albeit with the spectre of John having been forced to join the more dangerous bomber command.
Land Girls: My Tiger Moth adventure
Becci Gemmell (Joyce Fisher) tells us about her Hollywood-romance style scene: "I think 'plane day' was my favourite day of filming this year. It really was as exciting and as romantic to be a part of as I think the final product looks."Read Becci's post at the BBC TV blog
Available on: DVD
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