Fresh Fields/French Fields: The Complete Collection
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16th June, 2021
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Every episode of the Emmy award-winning sitcom!
The International Emmy Award-winning comedy starring Julia McKenzie (Marple) and Anton Rodgers (May to September) and as Hester and William Fields, a happily married middle-class couple whose children have flown the nest. Setting out to prove you’re as young as you feel, Hester is determined to do all those things she never got around to when the kids were at home – leaving William trailing in the wake of his wife’s seemingly boundless enthusiasm.
Fresh Fields’ gentle humour garnered high ratings throughout its four-year run, with McKenzie earning a BAFTA nomination for Best Light Entertainment Performance. Its sequel, French Fields, saw the couple following their children’s example and setting up home across the Channel; three series chart a whole new chapter of misadventure as the Fields try to breach the language barrier and adapt to the strange customs of their adopted home.
This set presents both complete series, brought together for the first time on DVD plus exclusive special features: the unaired pilot version of the first episode – then titled Fresh Start – featuring extended scenes, and Julia & Company – a never-before-released 1986 musical comedy special featuring Julia McKenzie, Anton Rodgers and Millicent Martin.
– Fresh Fields 1985 Christmas Special
– French Fields 1990 Christmas Special
– Fresh Start – the unaired pilot version of the first episode featuring extended/alternative scenes
– Julia & Company: A never-before-release, rarely seen 1986 musical comedy special featuring Julia McKenzie, Anton Rodgers and Millicent Martin