Land Girls: Series One: Episode Three
Airs Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published January 4, 2011 at 2:35 p.m., updated July 12, 2012 at 12:37 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 third episode, Joyce's husband goes AWOL and when he turns up on the farm, Joyce is forced to hide him against her better judgment. The hunt for the sympathizer continues and things come to a head for Nancy, when she must betray Joyce to save herself. Following Cedric's death, Annie has gone off the rails. So when she finds a German POW at her mercy, what will she do?
Up Next: Episode four will follow at 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 19. 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.