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Land Girls: Series Three

Airs Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

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

Love, heartache, fear, and nationalism all describe the difficult years of World War II. LAND GIRLS takes viewers on a narrative journey of four women all enlisted in the Britain Women’s Land Army. The young women joined the army at different places in their lives, but their friendship and bond during hard times of War is exceptional.

The third series of LAND GIRLS picks up on flighty sister Bea (Jo Woodcock), sensible Joyce (Becci Gemmell) and introduces the reckless Connie (Seline Hizli) who joins them in the Women's Land Army. Their journey continues as they work the fields and forge friendships that will last them a lifetime. Along the way there will be laughs and tears during their experience that will change them forever.

Sophie Ward as Lady Ellen Hoxley, Summer Strallen as Nancy Morrell, and Nathaniel Parker as Lord Lawrence Hoxley in LAND GIRLS.
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Above: Sophie Ward as Lady Ellen Hoxley, Summer Strallen as Nancy Morrell, and Nathaniel Parker as Lord Lawrence Hoxley in LAND GIRLS.

The cast includes Nathaniel Parker ("Inspector Linley Mysteries," "Bleak House") and Sophie Ward ("A Village Affair," "Heartbeat").

"Home to Roost" (Episode One) airs Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 9:45 p.m. - In the first episode of series three, Lady Ellen turns Hoxley Manor into a military hospital and is confronted by a man from her past. Joyce awaits news of her missing husband; Connie is surprised by an old flame at her engagement party; and a new Land Girl, Iris, arrives.

"The War in the Fields" (Episode Two) airs Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 9:45 p.m. - After a farm accident, Connie challenges Vernon to a farmers versus land girls competition. At the military hospital, Joyce worries about her husband John's recovery.

"The Enemy Within" (Episode Three) airs Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 9 p.m. - Dr. Channing encourages John to recall his escape from France, but Joyce intervenes when the memories become too upsetting. Reverend Jameson finds out about Connie's past history with Danny Sparks.

"Farewell My Lovely" (Episode Four) airs Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 9:45 p.m. - Lady Ellen wonders if she can trust Dr. Channing when he refuses to tell her where he's been. Danny Sparks threatens to harm Henry unless Connie helps him with a heist he's planning. John confesses a guilty secret to Joyce.

"Last Days of Summer" (Episode Five) airs Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 9 p.m. - In the final episode of series three, Connie is determined to put things right when her past catches up with her. John's visit to an RAF base helps with his memory loss.

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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.

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