Friday, November 14, 2008

Lark Rise to Candelford on PBS, January 2009

We've just heard some very exciting news: PBS has purchased the rights to a 10-part BBC miniseries based on Lark Rise to Candelford, by Flora Thompson. The miniseries is scheduled to air in January 2009, and her single-volume trilogy will be available from Godine just in time.

From the Godine description: Flora Thompson (1876–1947) wrote what may be the quintessential distillation of English country life at the turn of the twentieth century. In 1945, her three books Lark Rise (1939), Over to Candleford (1941), and Candleford Green (1943) were published together in one elegant volume, and this new Godine Nonpareil edition, complete with charming wood engravings, should be a cause for real rejoicing.

"Flora Thompson's great memoir of her Oxfordshire girlhood [is] a model of the form. The richness of the language, the lingering over detail and incident creates a haunting classic."
The New York Times


  1. I was excited to read that PBS would be airing Lark Rise to Candelford this January but I have been unable to find it in our local schedule. Have they changed their mind ? I know it is being shown on BBC in the UK now.

  2. I've been watching the first season on Youtube - only they don't have the last two episodes! It is so good! My friend in England says they are watching season 2 now - also very good. Please let me know if you see it coming on PBS!