Lark Rise To Candleford 2x01 Christmas Special (21 Dec 2008)
A mysterious young girl arrives in the village and manages to captivate the locals. Her name is Cinderella Doe (Sheridan Smith) and she is looking for Jeremiah Myers who is somebody the villagers have never heard of. They find out that both Jeremiah and Cinderella are supposed to have died around 80 years ago.
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.
"In the Christmas special, Lark Rise and Candleford will be transformed into a magical place where families and friends are brought together for this special time of year," comments Kate Harwood, Head of Series and Serials for BBC Drama Production. "The audience are in for a real treat as all their favourite characters return to delight and entertain in a wonderfully captivating tale that unites the past and the present."
The second series of Lark Rise To Candleford will see the introduction of new characters James Dowland (Jason Merrells - Waterloo Road), the charming hotelier and Minnie (Ruby Bentall - Oliver Twist) a new addition to the Post Office. Episode 2 airs 4 January 2009.