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 1, Episode 1 is repeated on Gold on Wednesday at 7:40am.

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 1 Episode 1: Wednesday at 7:40am on Gold
  2. Series 1 Episode 2: Wednesday at 8:05am on Gold
  3. Series 1 Episode 3: Thursday at 7:35am on Gold
  4. Series 1 Episode 4: Thursday at 8:05am on Gold
  5. Series 1 Episode 5: Friday 6th August at 7:40am on Gold
  6. Series 1 Episode 6: Friday 6th August at 8:05am on Gold
  7. Series 1 Episode 6: Saturday 7th August at 3:55am on Gold
  8. Series 2 Episode 1: Monday 9th August at 7:25am on Gold
  9. Series 2 Episode 2: Monday 9th August at 7:50am on Gold
  10. Series 2 Episode 3: Tuesday 10th August at 7:45am on GoldShow all repeats
  11. Series 2 Episode 4: Tuesday 10th August at 8:10am on Gold
  12. Series 2 Episode 5: Wednesday 11th August at 7:40am on Gold
  13. Series 2 Episode 6: Wednesday 11th August at 8:05am on Gold
  14. Series 2 Episode 6: Thursday 12th August at 7:10am on Gold
  15. Series 3 Episode 1: Thursday 12th August at 7:40am on Gold
  16. Series 3 Episode 2: Thursday 12th August at 8:05am on Gold
  17. Series 3 Episode 3: Friday 13th August at 7:40am on Gold
  18. Series 3 Episode 4: Friday 13th August at 8:05am on Gold
  19. Series 3 Episode 4: Saturday 14th August at 3:05am on Gold

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