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Land Girls: Series One: Episode One

Airs Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Annie Barratt played by Christine Bottomley; Bea Holloway played by Jo Woodcock; Joyce Fisher played by Becci Gemmell; Nancy Morrell played by Summer Strallen from the television series LAND GIRLS.

Created by Roland Moore, LAND GIRLS follows the lives and loves of four girls away from home, doing their bit for Britain in the Women's Land Army (WLA). As they adapt to their new surroundings, and knuckle down to some hard work and play, they realize very quickly that their lives will never be the same again.

Actors include Nathaniel Parker ("The Inspector Lynley Mysteries," "Bleak House"), Christine Bottomley ("Hope Springs," "Massive," "Early Doors"), Sophie Ward ("Holby City"), Summer Strallen ("Hollyoaks"), Mark Benton ("The Street"), Danny Webb ("Our Friends In The North"), Jo Woodcock ("Tess Of The D'Urbervilles," "All The Small Things") and Becci Gemmell.

Against the backdrop of war-weary Forties Britain, LAND GIRLS is set on the Hoxley estate, as the girls balance their working lives at the run-down Pasture Farm, and the opulent Hoxley Manor. Nancy, Joyce, Bea, and Annie have all joined the WLA for very different reasons, but they all have one common goal, to serve their country and help win the war. The drama follows the women as they try to live out their lives in very challenging circumstances, with lots of laughter and tears along the way.

In the first episode, Nancy joins the WLA and hates every minute of it. But when she finds herself in a life or death situation with Annie, will her priorities change? Fun-loving Bea finds herself the center of attention at a dance — which has life changing consequences for the naïve 16-year-old. Joyce must tame a horse which seems to harbor a personal hatred for her. Bea takes a stand against the American army's segregation of black and white soldiers.

Up Next: Episode two will air at 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 19 - directly following the broadcast of the first episode.

Episode three will air on Thursday, July 26 at 9 p.m., followed by episode four at 9:45 p.m. The final episode of series one will air on Thursday, August 2 at 9 p.m.

Series two of LAND GIRLS will begin airing at 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2012 on KPBS TV.

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Preview: Land Girls

Above: Created by Roland Moore, LAND GIRLS follows the lives and loves of four girls away from home, doing their bit for Britain in the Women's Land Army (WLA). As they adapt to their new surroundings, and knuckle down to some hard work and play, they realize very quickly that their lives will never be the same again.