Thursday, December 16, 2010

Lark Rise to Candleford

Amanda and I (and at times, just Amanda) have been enjoying the BBC series Lark Rise to Candleford.  We have borrowed Season1 on DVD and only have a few episodes left.  It is the story of two small towns in England in the late 19th century.  Lark Rise is the lower class hamlet, while Candleford is the larger, wealthier town.    The main character, Laura, has moved from Lark Rise to Candleford to work with her mother's cousin, Miss Lane the Postmistress.  Laura struggles between the new joys of Candleford while seeking to stay true to her home in Lark Rise.  The stories focus around issues of class, politics and romance.

It is a show that we can watch and enjoy by ourselves, but don't feel like we need to shield the eyes and hearts of our children from.  If you're interested, check it out from your library or try and find it on Netflix.  I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Catch a little glimpse of what it's all about with this fan made trailer.


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Joe Foell said...

Hi! Thanks for the recommendation. We'll give it a try. We stopped receiving broadcast TV when they went digital, and haven't looked back. There are plenty of good shows to be seen via rent / borrow, and so much garbage over the airwaves. It just takes attention to find them. I'm glad you're including this kind of recommendations.

If you have more suggestions, I'd be very glad. I love your book reviews.

For what its worth, we've been enjoying the series "Foyle's War" lately. An excellent BBC murder/mystery show set in WWII. Not real kid friendly, but an excellent show by many measures.

Thanks again,

Joe Foell