Lark Rise to Candleford

Mon. - Fri. at 6pm & Midnight ET / 3 & 9pm PT


Set in the Oxfordshire hamlet of Lark Rise and the wealthier, neighbouring market town of Candleford, Lark Rise to Candleford is a vibrant adaptation of Flora Thompson’s autobiographical novels set towards the end of the 19th century. The series chronicles the daily lives of farm workers, craftsmen, and gentry, observing the characters in loving, boisterous, and competing communities of families, rivals, friends, and neighbours.

The narrative is seen through the eyes of a teenage girl, Laura Timmins played by Olivia Hallinan, as she leaves Lark Rise to start a new life under the wing of her cousin, the independent and effervescent Dorcas Lane played by Julia Sawalha, who is Post Mistress at the local Post Office in Candleford. Through these two characters, viewers experience the power of friendship as Laura and Dorcas see each other through the best and worst of times.