Do you need a family friendly show to watch while the networks are showing reruns?
Right now I am enjoying a new to me BBC series, “Lark Rise to Candleford”. It was based on a series of books of the same name written by Flora Thompson. The show originally ran from 2008 until 2011 and it is currently….my one weakness.
The main heroine of the story is Laura Timmins who bridges the gap when she leaves her family who are poor peasant farmers living in Lark Rise.
Laura moves to the market town of Candleford to begin an apprenticeship with the town’s postmistress, Dorcas Lane.
Laura’s father, Robert Timmins, is played by Downton favorite Mr. Bates.
For those who watch “Call the Midwife” Nurse Crane shows up here as the beloved “Queenie” accompanied by her hilarious husband “Twister”.
There are also members of the gentry such as Sir Timothy and Lady Adelaide Midwinter.
As well as a host of other memorable characters such as the spinster Pratt sisters.
If you adore English cottages, Victorian fashion, colorful characters and family friendly viewing you will love this show.
You can find this charming BBC four season series for sale on Amazon and Ebay. Some libraries also carry the series. While Netflix on demand has temporarily suspended its BBC programming (WHY???) Hulu has picked up the slack and I am thankful.