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

Fresh Fields

ITV sitcom about a middle-aged couple. 27 episodes (4 series), 1984 - 1986. Stars Julia McKenzie, Anton Rodgers, Ann Beach, Fanny Rowe and others.

Series 3, Episode 6 is repeated on Drama tomorrow at 5:25pm.

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

Fresh Fields

Middle-aged couple William and Hester Fields are enjoying their life - or they try to, when Hester's constant drive for self-improvement allows

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1984 - 1986
Channel
ITV
Episodes
27   (4 series)
Starring
Julia McKenzie, Anton Rodgers, Ann Beach, Fanny Rowe, Ballard Berkeley and Debby Cumming
Writer
John Chapman
Director
Peter Frazer-Jones
Producer
Peter Frazer-Jones

Hester and William Fields are a happily married, middle-aged, middle-class couple.

When their daughter Emma leaves home to live with her boyfriend, Peter, Hester becomes increasingly bored. Whilst William runs a small accountacy firm in the City, she ends up taking on a wide-ranging succession of activities, in a constant drive for self-improvement and variety in her life.

She juggles her array of adult education classes, community events and sporting past-times with running around after her elderly mother (who lives in a self-contained flat at the end of the garden) and gossipping with next-door neighbour Sonia.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 7th March 1984 on ITV at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 23rd October 1986 on ITV at 7:30pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 3 Episode 6: Tomorrow at 5:25pm on Drama
  2. Series 4 Episode 1: Tuesday at 5:25pm on Drama
  3. Series 4 Episode 2: Wednesday at 5:25pm on Drama
  4. Series 4 Episode 3: Thursday at 5:25pm on Drama
  5. Series 4 Episode 4: Friday at 5:25pm on Drama
  6. Series 4 Episode 5: Monday 28th October at 5:25pm on Drama
  7. Series 4 Episode 6: Tuesday 29th October at 5:25pm on Drama
  8. Series 4 Episode 7: Wednesday 30th October at 5:25pm on Drama
  9. Series 4 Episode 8: Thursday 31st October at 5:25pm on Drama

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