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Episode 1

Costume drama. Widower Gabriel Cochrane arrives in Candleford and the villagers take him to their hearts, but will his grief over his wife prevent him from finding happiness?

The new series opens with the arrival of Gabriel Cochrane, the once-wealthy owner of a large iron foundry. The bank has repossessed his home and business, his young wife has died, and Gabriel finds himself looking for a new start. The people of Candleford take him to their hearts, and Dorcas offers him a job and a home. But will their kindness be enough to save him, or will he let his vendetta against the bank, and his grief over his dead wife, prevent him rebuilding his fortunes and finding happiness again?

1 hour

Last on

Mon 10 Jan 2011 20:00

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Role Contributor
Director Sue Tully
Daniel Parish Ben Aldridge
Queenie Turrill Linda Bassett
Minnie Ruby Bentall
Emma Timmins Claudie Blakley
Alf Arless John Dagleish
Sydney Edward Darnell-Hayes
Frank Timmins Fergus Drysdale
Laura Timmins Olivia Hallinan
Ruby Pratt Victoria Hamilton
Gabriel Cochrane Richard Harrington
Thomas Brown Mark Heap
Twister Turrill Karl Johnson
Edmund Timmins Thomas Rhys Jones
Margaret Brown Sandy McDade
Sally Arless Sophie Miles
Ethel Timmins Martha Murdoch
Baby Annie Grace Thomas Oxenham
Mr Steerforth Paul Ritter
Dorcas Lane Julia Sawalha
Lizzie Arless Hope Yeomans
Pearl Pratt Matilda Ziegler
Producer Ann Tricklebank
Writer Bill Gallagher


  • Sun 9 Jan 2011 20:00
  • Mon 10 Jan 2011 20:00