Set in the Oxfordshire countryside at the end of the 19th Century, this rich, funny and emotional series follows the daily lives of farm-workers, craftsmen and gentry in two contrasting communities: Lark Rise, the small hamlet, gently holding onto the past and Candleford, the neighboring market town, bustling in to the future.
When young Laura Timmins leaves Lark Rise for a job at the local post office in Candleford, it feels as if she is departing to a different country. Her new life under the wing of the independent and effervescent post-mistress, Dorcas Lane, is eye-opening and exciting, but as Laura witnesses the scandals, feuds and struggles of the villagers and townsfolk, she realizes that she too has to face the future. Having turned her back on her childhood hamlet, she must find her own path to womanhood.
In early April we passed along
the early heads-up that the BBC is planning a DVD release of Lark Rise to Candleford - Season 1
. Today they officially announced the title, scheduling it for release on October 10th
. This 4-disc set running 529 minutes will cost $59.98 SRP. Video is widescreen, audio is English stereo, and English subtitles are included. Stay tuned for package art.