Lark Rise to Candleford 4 Seasons 2011

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Season 4
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(947) IMDb 7.8/10
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4. Episode 4 TV-PG CC

The Fair has come to town, and the locals are celebrating - Alf has been crowned King of the Fair, while Queenie has won a whole pig! The Lark Risers start fattening up the pig in preparation for a sumptuous pig feast, but Twister can't resist the temptation of selling off cuts of the animal to the people of Candleford. At the post office, Gabriel is proving to be a less than perfect house guest.

Starring:
Ben Aldridge, Linda Bassett
Runtime:
52 minutes
Original air date:
January 30, 2011

Episode 4

Season 4
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Genres Drama
Director Patrick Lau
Starring Ben Aldridge, Linda Bassett
Supporting actors Ruby Bentall, Claudie Blakley, John Dagleish, Edward Darnell-Hayes, Fergus Drysdale, Christina Ford, Olivia Hallinan, Victoria Hamilton, Richard Harrington, Mark Heap, Karl Johnson, Thomas Rhys Jones, Sarah Lancashire, Sandy McDade, Sophie Miles, Martha Murdoch, Julia Sawalha, Milly Taylor
Network BBC America
Executive Producer Sarah Brown
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192 of 196 people found the following review helpful By Michael Kettering on February 27, 2011
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Season 4 is the final season. There are six episodes only and the fact that they are rushing to a conclusion means that they are not as good as the previous 3 seasons. Still quite entertaining but you get the feeling that things are winding down. The final episode rushes along in order to make sure that all of the loose ends are tidied up. Contrary to the blurb, Brendan Coyle does not appear in this season. Be prepared to feel disappointed. The high production standard is generally maintained but the writer and director were hamstrung by the BBCs desire to dump the show as soon as possible. Quite why the Beeb took the unusual step to dump a show which has had very good viewing figures for these series is beyond me. Because of the hurried ending I have awarded 4 stars which is a pity because I have really enjoyed watching this programme. It has been my one weakness.,
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85 of 88 people found the following review helpful By Harold Wolf TOP 50 REVIEWER on February 18, 2011
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English country life could never have been as poetic, pictorial, and enchanting as this dramatization of the lives of those living in and around the two 1880's towns of Lark Rise and Candleford. Even the DVD's music puts a sanguine sugarcoating on the period. All of this is to the delight of the viewer of this masterfully done TV series sure to endear any North American who has a tender video heart toward Victorian Britain. Perhaps, consider it a British mutation of "Little House on the Prairie" or "The Waltons." A more earthy twist to "Upstairs Downstairs," another Brit historical period series not to be missed.

This set has 6 episodes of the commoner Lark Rise village and the more sophisticated Candleford. The short 8-mile separation allows for much intermingling, bigotry, conflict, forbidden love, political and economic interaction. It is not a family saga, not a nobility bloodline dramatization, but a saga of struggles and lifestyles of different kinds of personalities, each caught in their own born-into world, and interacting with another different, and not always understood, class of folk.

Darling Laura Timmins (Olivia Hallinan), Lark Rise born, was sent to Candleford to learn the trade of postmistress. She is the spark caught between the two towns (sometimes world's different.) Her mentor is Dorcas (Julia Sawalha.) Plenty of past characters returning to make it a continuation in cast and story from the previous season.
The cast is an assortment of either the die-hard, disheveled, working class or the Candleford higher class, shy of nobility range. Cast individuals make this memorable.

One episode travels into the next with carryover from earlier material. If you have the time, watch all 6 back to back.
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93 of 102 people found the following review helpful By Z Hayes HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 22, 2011
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Lark Rise to Candleford is a charming BBC period drama that tackles myriad themes, and is adapted from Flora Thompson's semi-autobiographical novel. In the first season, young Laura Timmins (Olivia Hallinan) leaves her village of Lark Rise to work as an assistant to the postmistress in Candleford, Dorcas Lane ( a brilliant Julia Sawalha who first impressed me as Lydia Bennet in Pride and Prejudice (Restored Edition)). Through the course of the first season, Laura discovers that she enjoys living in the more affluent town of Candleford, and experiences the pangs of adolescence, including romantic entanglements. Dorcas Lane, the kind-hearted and sensible postmistress also goes through some pangs of her own, largely to do with her friendship with squire, Sir Timothy Midwinter (Ben Miles) who is married to the beautiful and composed Lady Adelaide (Olivia Grant). In the first season, viewers got to see the themes of marital strife, conflicts between the upper and lower classes, romantic entanglements, and other issues played out.

By the second season, both Sir Timothy and Lady Adelaide have moved to London, but there is still plenty of drama in Dorcas' life with the arrival of James Dowland (Jason Merrells), a former inhabitant of Lark Rise, a local boy who has done well in life. A young clockmaker, Fisher Bloom (Matthew McNulty) comes to town, and Laura finds herself attracted to Fisher, though he seems oblivious to her charms, initially.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By bakers heaven on February 24, 2011
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absolutely wonderful and entertaining, I enjoyed it so much I immediately wanted to buy the actual book and learn more about it. I bought all the avalible seasons of it and hope somehow someway they continue to make more like it. They had actors from other famous and well known bbc series like north and south, pride and prejudice... it was amazing to see how some actors have aged and others make you yearn for actors like them in the United States that it is more about art and craft not $$$ dollar signs and press
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful By JJ on February 13, 2011
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Lark Rise to Candleford is in season 4 and having viewed the first 3 seasons at least twice I think it is one of best. . From script to acting.this show excels at presenting a "slice of life" of normal folk. The main story line is the interaction between the people in the poor hamlet of LarkRise and the well to do more progressive residents of neighboring Candleford. The post office is a main background as is the local Wagons and Horses Pub of the hamlet folk. Julia Sawalha ( BBC Pride and Prejudice's Lydia) is the postmistress has so much charm it is "her one weakness" .The cast is not lacking in talent or appeal.
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