The BEST Episodes of Lark Rise to Candleford

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 8, 2020

Network: BBC One

Set in the small hamlet of Lark Rise and the wealthier neighbouring market town, Candleford, the series chronicles the daily lives of farm-workers, craftsmen and gentry at the end of the 19th Century. Lark Rise to Candleford is a love letter to a vanished corner of rural England and a heart-warming drama series teeming with wit, wisdom and romance.

Episode 10

#1 - Episode 10

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 23, 2008

Phil gets argumentative with Laura's family after Laura confronts him, Dorcas is thinking about leaving Candleford, and Caroline doesn't want to go through her baby's birth alone.

star 9.43
92 votes
Directors: John Greening
Writers: Bill Gallagher, Flora Thompason (works)
Episode 12

#2 - Episode 12

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 28, 2010

Lark Rise to Candleford.

star 9.01
88 votes
Directors: Susan Tully
Writers:
Episode 1

#3 - Episode 1

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 10, 2010

Emma is set to inherit a fortune, enough to move the Timmins to a big house in Candleford.

star 8.98
91 votes
Directors: Susan Tully
Writers: Bill Gallagher, Flora Thompason (works)
Episode 5

#4 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 25, 2009

Baby Annie Timmins stirs up emotions of days gone by and loves yet to be found.

star 8.92
94 votes
Directors: Julian Holmes
Writers: Bill Gallagher, Flora Thompason (works)
Episode 4

#5 - Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 31, 2010

When an epidemic hits Lark Rise during harvest time, help comes from an unlikely source.

star 8.73
95 votes
Directors: Patrick Lau
Writers: Bill Gallagher, Flora Thompason (works), Gaby Chiappe
Episode 11

#6 - Episode 11

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 21, 2010

As Mischief Night approaches Fisher Bloom returns, intent on winning Laura back.

star 8.70
87 votes
Directors: Patrick Lau
Writers: Bill Gallagher, Flora Thompason (works)
Episode 8

#7 - Episode 8

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 28, 2010

A talented seamstress arrives in Candleford and strikes up an instant bond with Pearl.

star 8.67
91 votes
Writers: Bill Gallagher, Flora Thompason (works), Rachel Bennette
Episode 9

#8 - Episode 9

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 22, 2009

Young love brings together the feuding communities of Lark Rise and Fordlow.

star 8.65
92 votes
Directors: David Tucker
Writers: Bill Gallagher, Flora Thompason (works), Kate Gartside
Episode 2

#9 - Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 17, 2010

When a Lark Rise tree starts to 'bleed', the hamlet becomes rife with talk of witchcraft.

star 8.60
92 votes
Directors: David Tucker
Writers: Bill Gallagher, Flora Thompason (works)
Episode 2

#10 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 4, 2009

James Dowland arrives in town, aiming to put Candleford on the map with his new hotel.

star 8.59
130 votes
Directors: Alan Grint
Writers: Bill Gallagher, Flora Thompason (works)
Episode 6

#11 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 14, 2010

Daniel starts a newspaper campaign against Peg Leg's lack of a war pension.

star 8.59
87 votes
Directors: Susan Tully
Writers: Bill Gallagher, Flora Thompason (works)
Episode 8

#12 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 2, 2008

Candleford plays host to a new school headmaster who brings new opportunities for the residents, but also brings their old culture back to life. Sir Timothy is not pleased though as Dorcas has taken a liking to the new guy.

star 8.53
125 votes
Directors: Marc Jobst
Writers: Bill Gallagher, Flora Thompason (works), Gaby Chiappe
Episode 9

#13 - Episode 9

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 7, 2010

When the school loses its teacher, Emma discovers a talent she never knew she had.

star 8.51
61 votes
Directors: Susan Tully
Writers: Bill Gallagher, Flora Thompason (works)
Episode 9

#14 - Episode 9

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 9, 2008

Caroline is back to prove she's a changed woman after her stint in jail, Dorcas is stumped over a piece of embroidery, and Edmund is hurt whilst poaching. Has karma come back to get him?

star 8.50
127 votes
Directors: John Greening
Writers: Bill Gallagher, Flora Thompason (works)
Episode 6

#15 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 1, 2009

Everybody rallies around to show support for Laura's new role in the post office.

star 8.46
132 votes
Directors: Moira Armstrong
Writers: Bill Gallagher, Flora Thompason (works), Gaby Chiappe
Episode 8

#16 - Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 15, 2009

The hot summer brings a surprise visitor to Candleford, but Dorcas' mind is elsewhere.

star 8.46
101 votes
Directors: Alan Grint
Writers: Bill Gallagher, Flora Thompason (works), Kate Gartside
Episode 6

#17 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 17, 2008

After Robert does a charitable act taking in a family, he ends up caring for a young child. Zillah and Lady Adelaide end up wanting to become foster parents which makes life harder for Sir Timothy. Elsewhere, Thomas becomes unsettled when his devotion for Miss Ellison goes unanswered.

star 8.45
123 votes
Directors: John Greening
Writers: Bill Gallagher, Flora Thompason (works)
Episode 4

#18 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 18, 2009

The death of Miss Ellison's father unites the communities of Lark Rise and Candleford.

star 8.44
129 votes
Writers: Bill Gallagher, Carolyn Bonnyman, Flora Thompason (works)
Episode 10

#19 - Episode 10

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 1, 2009

Patterson's wife is struck with illness, and gives him permission to seek a new wife.

star 8.44
61 votes
Directors: Patrick Lau
Writers: Carolyn Bonnyman, Flora Thompason (works)
Episode 7

#20 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 8, 2009

A clock inauguration brings much anticipation, but sadness looms for the Timmins family.

star 8.43
99 votes
Directors: Susan Tully
Writers: Bill Gallagher, Flora Thompason (works), Gaby Chiappe
Episode 7

#21 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 24, 2008

Sam Braby is under the influence of alcohol and attacks his wife which makes Emma take it upon herself to help him quit. Elsewhere, the bond between Dorcas and Sir Timothy is starting to get on Lady Adelaide's nerves.

star 8.43
123 votes
Directors: Marc Jobst
Writers: Bill Gallagher, Carolyn Bonnyman, Flora Thompason (works)
Episode 3

#22 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 11, 2009

Dorcas Lane sets out to defeat the dashing James Dowland in the parish council elections.

star 8.39
157 votes
Directors: Alan Grint
Writers: Bill Gallagher, Flora Thompason (works)
Episode 5

#23 - Episode 5

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 6, 2011

Daniel plans a cricket match, but has trouble putting the team together.

star 8.36
91 votes
Directors: Susan Tully
Writers: Bill Gallagher, Flora Thompson (author)
Episode 4

#24 - Episode 4

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 30, 2011

The locals celebrate the arrival of the fair, while Dorcas struggles to cope with Gabriel.

star 8.34
62 votes
Directors: Patrick Lau
Writers: Bill Gallagher, Flora Thompson (author), Rachel Bennette
Episode 7

#25 - Episode 7

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 21, 2010

The locals hear rumours that Sir Timothy has returned. They are thrilled, but where is he?

star 8.30
86 votes
Directors: Paul Seed
Writers: Bill Gallagher, Flora Thompason (works)