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I this episode the main story is the new school master Mr Delafield. He doesn't get off to the best starts with Dorcus the post mistress but things change when a tree on Sir Timothy's estate was weakened in a storm the previous night, it reminds Dorcus and Timothy of their childhood love for one another. They begin to show their feelings but Dorcus decides its time to move on. Timothy doesn't like the idea and from then on trys to sabotage Delafield and Dorcus' relationship. Timothy then finds a way to get Delafield out leaves Dorcus upset. It is very clear they still love each other. When Adelaide hears that Dorcus likes Delafield she immeadiately perks up from her sullness.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x8
Airdate: Sunday March 02nd, 2008

Director: Marc Jobst
Writer: Gaby Chiappe

Guest Stars
Fergus DrysdaleFergus Drysdale
As Frank Timmins
Harry MilesHarry Miles
As Archie Arless
Hope YeomansHope Yeomans
As Lizzie Arless
Martha MurdochMartha Murdoch
As Ethel Timmins
Sarah LancashireSarah Lancashire
As Adult Laura
Sophie MilesSophie Miles
As Sally Arless
Thomas Rhys JonesThomas Rhys Jones
As Edmund Timmins
Stephen Campbell MooreStephen Campbell Moore
As James Delafield
Main Cast
Julia SawalhaJulia Sawalha
As Dorcas Lane
Olivia HallinanOlivia Hallinan
As Laura Timmins
Claudie BlakleyClaudie Blakley
As Emma Timmins
Linda BassettLinda Bassett
As Victoria May 'Queenie' Warrener Turrill
Karl Johnson (1)Karl Johnson (1)
As Thomas 'Twister' Turrill
Mark HeapMark Heap
As Thomas Brown
Matilda ZieglerMatilda Ziegler
As Prudence 'Pearl' Pratt
John DagleishJohn Dagleish
As Alf Arless
Victoria HamiltonVictoria Hamilton
As Ruth 'Ruby' Pratt
Brendan CoyleBrendan Coyle
As Robert Timmins
Liz Smith (1)Liz Smith (1)
As Zillah
Ben MilesBen Miles
As Sir Timothy Midwinter
Olivia GrantOlivia Grant
As Lady Adelaide Midwinter
Oliver Jackson CohenOliver Jackson Cohen
As Phillip White
Gerard HoranGerard Horan
As Mr. Paxton
Stephen MarcusStephen Marcus
As Matthew Welby
Other Episode Crew

CreatorBill Gallagher (1)
Executive ProducerSusan Hogg  |  Bill Gallagher (1)
ProducerGrainne Marmion
Based On The Works OfFlora Thompson
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