November 17, 2013

To Fill the Downton Abbey Gap...

I have finally found something to take the empty spot on Sunday nights when Downton Abbey is not available. Do you by chance recognize the handsome Mr. Bates in this photo below?  Oh, how I love Brendan Coyle.....and he is in this show!    That's all I needed to know to give Lark Rise to Candleford a try!  
It didn't take long before I was hooked.  Boy, the folks in the UK sure know how to make good drama.  You can find this wonderful series all over the web and YouTube but I will post them below as well.   Here's the official description to get you started.... ENJOY!

Lark Rise to Candleford is a British television costume drama series, adapted by the BBC from Flora Thompson's trilogy of semi-autobiographical novels about the English countryside, published between 1939 and 1943. The first episode aired on 13 January 2008 on BBC One and BBC HD in the UK. In the US, the series began airing on select PBS stations in the spring of 2009. A third series began airing in the UK on 10 January 2010. The fourth and final series began on 9 January 2011 on BBC One and BBC One HD, and was filmed during August 2010.

It was announced on 22 January 2011 that the show would not be returning for a fifth series, despite impressive ratings. The final series concluded on 13 February 2011.

The series is set in the small Oxfordshire hamlet of Lark Rise and the wealthier neighbouring market town of Candleford 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 (Olivia Hallinan), as she leaves Lark Rise to start a new life under the wing of her cousin, the independent and effervescent Dorcas Lane (Julia Sawalha), who is Post Mistress at the local Post Office in Candleford. Through these two characters, viewers experience the force of friendship as Laura and Dorcas see each other through the best and worst of times.

Season Two


Go HERE for the rest of the series 



  1. One of my favorite series EVER!!!

  2. I JUST finished that series a few weeks ago. Our local library had every season to check out. It is an excellent series. =)

  3. Ah man! I love that series!! It was one of the first BBC shows I watched! :)

  4. Are you going to finish posting this series?

  5. They say they have been removed by the user

  6. Was SO excited to find this...exactly what led me to your site originally, looking for something to fill the Downton gap! But after anticipating the opportunity to begin watching this for nearly a week...I sat down once the kids were in bed tonight, only to realize that none of these links are functioning. I am completely bummed! :-( Can you provide a direct download link or are these now streaming from another site?

  7. Larkrise is the most incredible series ever made! It is so beautifully done...and was such a disappointment when the series finished up. You will fall absolutely in love with every is warm, delightful, endearing and humorous! It is very touching and insightful...and is based upon the true memoirs of the author. I have watched the episodes many times....and they are true friends! Love them!