Funny mid-life couple in love, not badgering each other. Their day, he an accountant, she (40) on the constant search of new creative outlets. Hester (Julia McKenzie-`Miss Marple' `Cranford') surviveS plots of activity & adventure. William (Anton Rodgers-`Lillie' `Affairs of the Heart') saves the day or plays along. Always a surprise laugh to end each episode. Sonja is a cameo, but son-in-law Peter (Philip Bird) returns as does daughter/wife Emma, but she is played by 2 different gals.
Very family oriented, with some fun play with words on risque topics, and a new French neighbor (Pamela Salem) a sexy gal who used ample episodes to slowly reveal. There's a maid (Valerie Lush) nobody understands--just shake your head, smile, like the cast and move on. Viewers of FRESH FIELDS quickly become enamored with the new cast and Hester's strawberry gray hair. "FRESH" London scenes convert to "FRENCH" vistas, quite appealing. I would recommend watching Sets one and two of "FRESH FIELDS" first, but it is not mandatory to enjoy this complete three year series that is an obvious sequel.
SUBTITLES optionally available on all 19 FRENCH FIELDS episodes, each about 25 min.
'89 Season 1: 1-1 Chunnel Vision -to move or not to move
1-2 William the Conquered -find living quarters
1-3 A Moving Experience -transport trials & chaos
1-4 Ou Est La Plumber De Ma Tante? -Fr. Plumber & a Fr. Lunch quickie
1-5 Who's Been Eating My Porridge? -guess what's coming for dinner
1-6 Le Week-End -family visit-oh moi
'90 Season 2: 2-1Long Legged Beasties and Things That Go Bump in the Night -farm warfare
2-2 Inside Story -allegedly Fields as typical? Reporter Duvalais by Malcolm Sinclair (Pie in the Sky)
2-3 Sheep May Safely Graze -a local raffle surprise
2-4 Home and Away -Wm's tour de farce
2-5 Sale or Return -Will field's save their farmhouse?
2-6 Double or Quilt -boules finds a new player
2-7 Noel Noel -a holiday special episode
'91 Season 3: 3-1French with Tears -arrested X 2
3-2 The Merry, Merry Pipes -Hester's shows estates, Wm plumbs
3-3 Make for the Hills -a camping escape, but Paris? in-law returns, Henry (Eric Dodson from Fresh Fields), Margaret (new actress)
3-4 Surprise, Surprise -wedding anniversary blipp
3-5 Darling Daughters -daughter discipline disasters
3-6 Hail and Farewell -the end with "It's only Sonia" (Ann Beach returns)
Especially recommended for older married couples. Very believable for that lot.
Pick up some French lingo through the laughs. Oui, oui, creme de la crème, oui, deju vu. Tres bien. How you say...vaty ex-sell-ante.
My wife and I (age 60+) loved FRESH FIELDS and also FRENCH FIELDS.