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

Fresh Fields

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1984 - 1986
  • 27 episodes (4 series)

Middle-aged couple William and Hester Fields are enjoying their life - or they try to, when Hester's constant drive for self-improvement allows. Stars Julia McKenzie, Anton Rodgers, Ann Beach, Fanny Rowe, Ballard Berkeley and Debby Cumming

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

Key details

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

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 7th March 1984 at 8:30pm on ITV
Last new broadcast
Thursday 23rd October 1986 at 7:30pm on ITV
Most recent repeats

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