Fresh fields. Set 1 /
written by John Chapman ; produced and directed by Peter Frazer-Jones.
Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, c2010.
2 videodiscs (294 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
1598285254, 9781598285253
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Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, c2010.
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Disc 1 Series 1: Dish of the day -- Middle-age dread -- Hook, line and sink her -- The naked truth -- Des det res -- Something in the oven.
Disc 2 Series 2: A night to remember -- A brief encounter -- Alright on the night -- In the spring -- Business contacts -- Get me to the church.
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Originally broadcast on television from March 7 to April 11, 1984.
Release date: Feb. 22, 2011.
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Julia McKenzie, Anton Rodgers, Ann Beach, Fanny Rowe.
The first set of the British comedy starring Julia McKenzie and Anton Rodgers.
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Subtitled in English for the deaf and hard of hearing.
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Not rated.
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Full screen (4:3)
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2011-04-15:
This sweet British comedy series follows the Fields-Hester (Julia McKenzie) and William (Anton Rodgers)-in their daily domestic exploits. The series was originally broadcast in the mid-1980s, and some may think the premise a bit dated: Hester's search for new challenges and self-improvement as a middle-aged empty-nester. However, whether she's learning fencing (and fending off her instructor), using her cooking skills at a local restaurant, or dealing with her unwed pregnant daughter (who is never seen and participates on the show only through telephone conversations), Hester manages to make each day an adventure. Though the plots are a little predictable, there is a nice innocence about the story lines and great chemistry between the costars. This set features the first of the show's four seasons and is guaranteed to elicit lots of smiles. Perfect for public libraries where British comedies are popular.-Joan Greenberg, -Warminster, PA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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After 20 years of marriage and two grown children, suburban housewife Hester Fields (Julia McKenzie, Marple) is ready for a new challenge. Her accountant husband, William (Anton Rodgers, May to December), is dragged into her exploits, from haute cuisine to fencing, with hilarious results.

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