Land Girls (2009–2011)

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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.


Ian Barber


Roland Moore (created by), Dominique Moloney


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic Mafham ... Dr. Richard Channing
Victoria Brazier Victoria Brazier ... Rose Bailey
Sophie Ward ... Lady Ellen Hoxley
Susan Cookson Susan Cookson ... Esther Reeves
Becci Gemmell Becci Gemmell ... Joyce Fisher
Lou Broadbent Lou Broadbent ... Iris Dawson
Seline Hizli ... Connie Carter
Mykola Allen Mykola Allen ... Martin Reeves
Mark Benton ... Frederick Finch
Joe Armstrong ... Danny Sparks
Carolyn Pickles ... Mrs. Gulliver
Paul Ritter ... Frank Tucker
Samuel Edward-Cook ... Walter Storey
Gwilym Lee ... Reverend Henry Jameson
David Schofield ... Vernon Storey


After taking a direct hit which destroys the building the local hospital moves into Hoxley Hall where Lady Ellen meets old flame Dr. Richard Channing. She learns that Joyce's husband John, missing in France, has escaped back to England and arranges for him to recuperate at Hoxley Hall but he is amnesiac and fails to recognise his wife. Dennis Tucker's brother Frank comes to replace Billy as Finch's farmhand and befriends new land girl Iris who is illiterate and to whom he offers reading lessons. Finch, having to dig Mrs. Gulliver's garden for her, discovers a cache of old coins and, having injured himself, is only too happy to stay with her. Lady Ellen throws a party for the village to celebrate Connie and Henry's upcoming wedding but it is blighted by the appearance of the vengeful Storeys, smarting at Dennis's treatment of them, and by Connie's old boyfriend Danny, who has turned up from London. Written by don @ minifie-1

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7 November 2011 (UK) See more »

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Gwilyn Lee took over the role of Vicar Henry Jameson from Liam Harriman. See more »


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Music by Duke Ellington and lyrics by Irving Mills
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