BBC’s Land Girls premieres Sunday on Sundance

Land Girls, a five part British television series first broadcast on the BBC in 2009, makes its Canadian premiere this Sunday June 6th on the Sundance Channel.

Created by Roland Moore, the show follows the lives and loves of four women in the Women’s Land Army (WLA), a British civilian organization created during the first and second world wars to work in agriculture; replacing men called up to the military.

Set on the Hoxley Estate, the woman balance their working lives at the run-down Pasture Farm, and the opulent Hoxley Manor. The drama follows the women as they try to live out their lives in very challenging circumstances.

Actors include Nathaniel Parker (The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Bleak House), Christine Bottomley (Hope Springs, Massive, Early Doors), Sophie Ward (Holby City), Summer Strallen (Hollyoaks), Mark Benton (The Street), Danny Webb (Our Friends In The North), Jo Woodcock (Tess Of The D’Urbervilles, All The Small Things) and Becci Gemmell.

Despite being criticized in Britain for historical inaccuracies including many about military uniforms the show won the U.K. based Broadcast Award for Best Daytime Programme and has been commissioned for five new episodes.

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