William and Hester Fields have been very happily married for twenty years. Their children have flown the nest and Hester thinks there are a still few things left to do between now and the pension book. With a renewed zest for life and a fresh dynamism in their relationship, she insists that the couple take up a number of new pastimes and challenges even if William sometimes lacks his wife s enthusiasm and seemingly boundless energy.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Fresh Fields - French Fields - Netflix
French Fields is a British sitcom. It is a sequel/continuation of the series Fresh Fields and ran for 19 episodes from 5 September 1989 to 8 October 1991. It was written by John T. Chapman (who created and wrote all the episodes of Fresh Fields) and Ian Davidson and was produced by Thames Television for ITV.
Fresh Fields - Cast - Netflix
The series starred Anton Rodgers and Julia McKenzie as middle-aged, middle-class husband and wife William and Hester Fields and followed the series Fresh Fields, which ran from 1984 to 1986. French Fields resumes the story three years later as William accepts a position with a French company and the series follows Hester and William as they move from London to Calais. The pair were regularly visited by their daughter Emma (Sally Baxter) and son-in-law Peter (Philip Bird), with Bird the only other actor from Fresh Fields to appear regularly (Emma having only appeared in voiceover in the original show, played by Debby Cummings). Other regular cast members included their French real estate agent Chantal Moriac (Pamela Salem), who was also the Fields's neighbour to the left, and snobbish English couple the Trendles, Hugh (Robin Kermode) and Jill (Liz Crowther) (the neighbours to the right). Hester and William also coped with Madame Remoleux (Valerie Lush), the unintelligible, ancient and generally useless (but unsackable) French cleaner who lived on and cared for the estate — called Les Hirondelles (The Swallows) — where they all lived. Also popping in on a regular basis, were local farmer and mayor Monsieur Dax (Olivier Pierre in series 1 and 2 and Philip McGough in series 3) and his cheeky daughter Marie-Christine (Victoria Baker), to whom Hester did her best to teach English. Nicholas Courtney also appeared frequently as the Marquis, the owner of the estate. Ann Beach, who played Sonia in Fresh Fields, made a guest appearance in the final episode, in which Hester and William decide to return to their old home in the UK.