French Fields. Image shows from L to R: William Fields (Anton Rodgers), Hester Fields (Julia McKenzie). Copyright: Thames Television
French Fields

French Fields

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1989 - 1991
  • 19 episodes (3 series)

In this sequel to Fresh Fields, Hester and William move to France. The episodes centre around the couple's adjustment to their new life and difficulties dealing with French culture. Stars Julia McKenzie, Anton Rodgers, Pamela Salem, Liz Crowther, Robin Kermode and more.

Episode menu

Series 3, Episode 6 - Hail And Farewell

William's made redundant as the recession begins to bite. Emma's pregnancy is also nearing full term, and Hester insists on a trip to London. Then they receive some worrying news on the phone from Chantal...

Broadcast details

Tuesday 8th October 1991
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 6th March 2014 4:20pm ITV3
Friday 7th March 2014 6:00am ITV3
Monday 15th December 2014 4:55pm ITV3
Tuesday 16th December 2014 7:25am ITV3
Tuesday 7th April 2015 4:15pm ITV3
Wednesday 8th April 2015 6:00am ITV3
Monday 20th July 2015 4:20pm ITV3
Friday 11th January 2019 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 13th March 2019 6:00pm Drama
Tuesday 26th November 2019 5:25pm Drama
Tuesday 10th November 2020 5:25pm Drama
Thursday 12th November 2020 3:15am Drama
Monday 31st May 2021 5:20pm Drama
Thursday 1st July 2021 8:15am Gold
Tuesday 3rd August 2021 7:25am Gold
Monday 6th September 2021 7:25am Gold
Monday 20th September 2021 7:00am Gold

Cast & crew

Julia McKenzie Hester Fields
Anton Rodgers William Fields
Pamela Salem Chantal Moriac
Philip Bird Peter
Valerie Lush Madame Remoleux
Karen Ascoe Emma
Philip McGough Monsieur Dax
Guest cast
Nancy Nevinson Margaret (Peter's Mother)
Eric Dodson Henry (Peter's Father)
Ann Beach Sonia
Writing team
John Chapman Writer
Ian Davidson Writer
Production team
Mark Stuart Director
James Gilbert Producer
Tom Kavanagh Editor
Harry Clark Production Designer
Alan Parker Composer

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