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

Episode menu

Series 3, Episode 6 - Alarums And Excursions

As the Fields' 25th wedding anniversary fast approaches, a discussion about extra-marital relations gives William the perfect idea for a present. Meanwhile next door, John has forgotten Sonia's birthday - Hester to the rescue!

Broadcast details

Wednesday 9th October 1985
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 29th January 2014 4:10pm ITV3
Thursday 30th January 2014 6:00am ITV3
Wednesday 5th November 2014 4:55pm ITV3
Thursday 26th February 2015 4:10pm ITV3
Friday 27th February 2015 6:00am ITV3
Friday 12th June 2015 4:15pm ITV3
Monday 15th June 2015 6:10am ITV3
Wednesday 21st November 2018 2:00pm Drama
Wednesday 21st November 2018 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 6th February 2019 6:05pm Drama
Monday 21st October 2019 5:25pm Drama
Monday 5th October 2020 5:25pm Drama
Wednesday 21st April 2021 5:25pm Drama
Friday 11th June 2021 8:05am Gold
Saturday 12th June 2021 8:00am Gold
Wednesday 14th July 2021 8:05am Gold
Monday 16th August 2021 8:10am Gold
Friday 17th September 2021 7:20am Gold
Saturday 18th September 2021 2:30am Gold

Cast & crew

Julia McKenzie Hester Fields
Anton Rodgers William Fields
Ann Beach Sonia
Fanny Rowe Nancy
Ballard Berkeley Guy
Guest cast
John Arthur John
Betty Impey Mrs. Blake
Catherine Collins (as Cathy Collins) Shop Assistant
Anne Clements Lady Customer
Jeremy Anthony Head Waiter
Robert Daws Barman
Writing team
John Chapman Writer
Production team
Peter Frazer-Jones Director
Peter Frazer-Jones Producer
Colin Bocking Editor
Graham Probst Production Designer

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