Lark Rise to Candleford

Lark Rise to Candleford

The Complete Season Three

DVD - 2010
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A journalist named Daniel arrives to deliver the news that Emma has been left some money. There's a substantial sum to be claimed if Emma can prove her right to the money and there's a rags to riches story in it for Daniel's newspaper. As Robert and Emma contemplate their change in fortunes, Laura, who is fascinated to meet a real writer, shows Daniel around Lark Rise.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2010.
ISBN: 9781419889295
141988929X
Branch Call Number: DVD TV LARK RIS TO 3
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (ca. 704 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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ba_library
Sep 21, 2016

Enjoyed this series, interesting characters, Jane Austen type tales - looking for love, plenty of romance, local squabbles and events. No violence or swearing. I have yet to watch season 4 which is only 6 episodes. After season 3 (the copy I borrowed from SPL was damaged a didn't play well. I am disappointed Laura sticks with Daniel rather than Fisher, wondering what happened to Ms. Lane's love interests (the hotel owner, the Squire) and am quite bored with the holy couple, and the Pratt sisters, rooting for silly Minnie and Alf. Great series especially if you have a few days off!

Too bad SPL does NOT have the novels.

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Ellington4
Aug 13, 2014

This is an absolutely wonderful BBC TV series, filled with warmth, drama, comedy and, most of all, humanity. Members of the large ensemble cast are all superb, creating fully developed characters you come to understand and cherish. The actors also get many opportunities to display their versatility, in drama, comedy, even lovely singing and dance. Containing 40 episodes, the series maintains a high level of quality throughout, and grows richer as it moves along. Some of the finest episodes are in Season 3. This series is addictive, and we have stayed up till 3 A.M. to watch several episodes at a time. Some of the plot lines have been done before, but they are developed with a different vision that makes them fresh. Yes, this is feel-good television, but with the fine writing and excellent acting it has been lifted to high art.

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Monolith
Jan 28, 2014

A serene, wholesome series about simpler times when people truly had genuine values and moral conviction. Tremendously calming and satisfying. Ruby Bentall is adorable as Minnie. Only one more season to move on to unfortunately :( FIVE STARS.

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natpro
Apr 04, 2013

Oh, I am on hold, have to wait to see it. Pleasant anticipation. I have to say that Julia Sawalha has come far since her AbFab days...truly a superb actress.

brontelit87 Jun 06, 2012

While the third season is not quite as good as the first two seasons, it is still an excellent show! The addition of the character of Daniel Parish is a plus to this season of _Lark Rise_. Definitely worth watching. It's a real shame that the BBC cancelled this superb, delightful series.

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snowbird246
Oct 27, 2011

I think my one weakness is Julia Sawalha as Postmistress Dorcas. She's at home in a Jane Austen novel!

madame_librarian May 05, 2011

In the mood for a gentle "watch" (it's akin to the gentle read--no gore, no sex, no foul language)? Let this wonderful 4-season series from the BBC spirit you away to late-19th century Oxfordshire with stories revolving around the lives of the townsfolk of thriving, forward-looking Candleford and the denizens of sleepy, rural Lark Rise, eight miles up the road. Our narrator, young Laura Timmons of Lark Rise, moves to Candleford to be assistant to Dorcas Lane, the progressive, slightly meddlesome, but good hearted postmistress. Of course, you can't have a successful period piece like this without crises large and small, romances, jiltings, feuds, and the full complement of quirky characters. My favorite is Minnie, Dorcas's young housemaid--innocent, selectively clever, bubbly, eager to learn, but like as not to get things wrong, and the owner of the biggest, softest heart of all. Some of the episodes tip dangerously toward the sappy, but the high quality of the acting and the top-notch production values one expects from the BBC save the day. If you liked the recent Cranford series, you'll enjoy this, too, I'll bet.

-Madame Librarian

steelelady Apr 30, 2011

excellent season 3, just love this series

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Apr 04, 2013

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Monolith
Jan 28, 2014

Adult Laura (voiceover, referencing Ruby Pratt's news to her sister Pearl that she is leaving Candleford to live with Lionel): "Kinship spins threads around us, but there comes a time when we must break free; who knows for how long... There was an old local saying: 'Alone, you're nobody.' Miss Lane often said that the key to life... was that people need people."

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