Set in the small hamlet of Lark Rise and the wealthier neighbouring market town, Candleford, at the end of the 19th century, the series chronicles the daily lives of farm-workers, craftsmen and gentry, observing characters in loving, boisterous and competing communities of families, rivals, friends and neighbours.
This world is seen through the eyes of a teenage girl, Laura Timmins, as she leaves Lark Rise to start a new life under the wing of the independent and effervescent Dorcas Lane, who is post-mistress at the local post office in Candleford.
The pair epitomise the force of friendship as they see each other through the best and worst of times. (Source:
BBC Press Office)
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