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 4, Episode 8 - Happy Returns

After a relaxing Italian break, the Fields are heading back to Barnes. Unfortunately, her habit of collecting items leads to William putting his back out when moving one of her suitcases - with her birthday just days away, what will he and Sonia be able to pull off?

Broadcast details

Thursday 23rd October 1986
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 10th February 2014 4:15pm ITV3
Tuesday 11th February 2014 6:00am ITV3
Monday 17th November 2014 4:40pm ITV3
Tuesday 10th March 2015 4:15pm ITV3
Wednesday 11th March 2015 6:00am ITV3
Wednesday 24th June 2015 4:20pm ITV3
Monday 3rd December 2018 2:00pm Drama
Monday 3rd December 2018 6:05pm Drama
Thursday 31st October 2019 5:25pm Drama
Thursday 15th October 2020 5:25pm Drama
Tuesday 4th May 2021 5:25pm Drama
Friday 18th June 2021 7:40am Gold
Wednesday 21st July 2021 8:00am Gold
Thursday 22nd July 2021 7:00am Gold
Monday 23rd August 2021 7:55am Gold
Thursday 23rd September 2021 7:55am Gold
Friday 24th September 2021 7:25am Gold

Cast & crew

Julia McKenzie Hester Fields
Anton Rodgers William Fields
Ann Beach Sonia
Fanny Rowe Nancy
Ballard Berkeley Guy
Guest cast
Milton Johns Customs Officer
Philip York David
Catherine Rabett Monica
Peter Blake Pool Attendant
Catherine Feller Chambermaid
Frank Coda Waiter
Donald Douglas Dr Summers
Christine Russell Receptionist
Auriol Smith Mrs McKie
Writing team
John Chapman Writer
Production team
Peter Frazer-Jones Director
Peter Frazer-Jones Producer
Tom Kavanagh Editor
Stuart McCarthy Production Designer

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