Land Girls: Series One: Episode Two
Airs Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 9:45 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published December 16, 2010 at 10:23 a.m., updated July 12, 2012 at 12:26 p.m.
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 second episode, with evidence of an unidentified sympathizer in the village, sadistic Sergeant Tucker tries to find the culprit. But when he gets Esther to screen the girls' mail, he discovers Nancy has a secret.
When Annie realizes that Bea is pregnant, she sets out to convince the American soldier to "do the right thing." But then she gets some news that shakes her own world apart. Joyce befriends Rosemary, an evacuated teenager staying at the manor. However, Rosemary tells Joyce that she is being mistreated by Lady Hoxley. But is it true?
Up Next: 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.