Episode guide

Fresh Fields

Series 1

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  • Dish of the Day

    Hester decides to spice up her marriage - but is surprised by the results. First episode of the 80s sitcom, starring Anton Rodgers and Julia McKenzie.

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  • Middle-Age Dread

    William is put under pressure when Hester sets out to prove she is not too old to start a new career. Comedy, starring Anton Rodgers and Julia McKenzie.

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  • Hook, Line and Sink Her

    William makes plans to relax on a day's fishing. However, Hester and her mother want to join him, and he fears their presence will jeopardise the trip's success.

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  • The Naked Truth

    William and Hester entertain a client from the Middle East. Comedy, starring Anton Rodgers and Julia McKenzie.

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  • Des Det Res

    William and Hester debate whether to cut property costs by moving to a smaller home. Comedy, starring Anton Rodgers and Julia McKenzie.

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  • Something in the Oven

    Hester's on edge as unmarried daughter Emma announces she's expecting a baby and news reaches her that a food critic will be in Lucy's kitchen.

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Series 2

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  • A Night to Remember

    William organises a wedding anniversary getaway and surprises Hester by taking her back to the hotel where he first proposed - but an even bigger surprise awaits.

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  • A Brief Encounter

    William believes Hester's fencing instructor and known Lothario has developed romantic feelings for her. Hester sees no cause for alarm - until she drops her guard.

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  • Alright on the Night

    Hester gets roped into organising the church bazaar and concert while William plans to escape it all by going fishing for the day. But then a performer calls in sick.

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  • In the Spring

    When she hears of a scandalous local affair, Hester decides to change the names of those involved and write it up as a bestseller, though William is dismayed by the idea.

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  • Business Contacts

    William's secretary calls in sick, so Hester volunteers to run the office in her place - and has to think fast when an important new client shows up.

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  • Get Me to the Church

    With Emma's wedding preparations in full swing, William and Hester prepare to meet their new jet-setting in-laws. What could possibly go wrong?

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Series 3

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  • Do It Yourself

    Hester decides to call in the experts to deal with redecorating - but her choice is less than ideal. Comedy, starring Anton Rodgers and Julia McKenzie.

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  • A Waiting Game

    William is roped in as a waiter for Hester's latest business venture, a catering company. Comedy, starring Anton Rodgers and Julia McKenzie.

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  • Moveable Feasts

    It's an episode of high farce for Hester, who delivers meals on wheels to one of Sonia's old ladies but gets lost, collides with a policeman and causes a traffic jam.

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  • Alarums and Excursions

    Hester looks to the future when a fortune teller promises money, travel and a secret admirer - but will her dreams really come true?

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  • Crossed Lines

    Hester decides to stand for election to the local residents' association and enlists William to help with her speech - but an attractive rival jeopardises her plans.

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  • Tipping the Scales

    Hester decides it's high time the couples lost a few pounds, but her diet plans don't appeal to William's taste - especially when alcohol is also restricted.

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  • A Dickens of a Christmas

    Emma has to rearrange her plans for the festive period, leaving Hester and William wondering who'll help them consume all the extra food and drink they've bought.

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Series 4

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  • A Nose For Trouble

    Hester is frustrated by William's snoring, and looking after a neighbour's pet - a dog called Randy - adds to her problems. Stephanie Cole guests.

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  • Happy Returns

    The couple return from a second honeymoon in Italy, but there is trouble ahead when lingerie is found in William's case. Meanwhile, Guy and Nancy make a big announcement.

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  • The Old Folks at Home

    Hester decides the community needs an old folks' home, and takes her fight to the local council, including a devious plan to get them onside.

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  • Takes Two to Tango

    Hester thinks William has been unfaithful when he comes home from work reeking of perfume, despite his protestations of innocence.

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  • Life Is Full of Ups and Downs

    Hester plans a trip to France to help ease William's worries, but having to check into a hotel when their return trip is called off wasn't part of the deal.

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  • Caught in the Act

    William and Hester devise an escape plan when Emma's overbearing in-laws invite themselves over to dinner and to stay the weekend.

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  • Brighton or Bust

    Hester joins a sponsored cycle race to Brighton in aid of the RSPCA, but risks finishing up in worse shape than most of the animals she is trying to help.

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  • One Damned Ming After Another

    Hester's love of Trivial Pursuit, judo and her valuable Chinese vase combine to give a burglar a shock reception.

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