Lightfields - next weds

(94 Posts)
eminemmerdale Sat 23-Feb-13 14:36:21

For all the 'marchlands' fans - this looks similar. Looking forward to it.

ChessieFL Sat 23-Feb-13 14:48:27

Me too! I loved Marchlands so am excited about Lightfields.

eminemmerdale Sat 23-Feb-13 18:18:27

Love things like this - crickley hall too - although not as good as the book. sad

KrisPBacon Sat 23-Feb-13 21:03:24

I love Aaron out of Emmerdale so I hope he's good in this.

Oh, I saw the adverts for it but didn't know when it was on.

I loved Marchlands and Crickley Hall too.

Now I just have to sort out watching The Woman in Black blush

Blondeshavemorefun Sat 23-Feb-13 22:36:00

yep set planner the other day

9pm wed itv smile

DonderandBlitzen Sun 24-Feb-13 00:37:29

Yes will definitely be watching. I absolutely loved Marchlands. I thought it was the best thing on TV that year, so I have high hopes. I liked the first 2 episodes of Crickley Hall, but found the final one a bit disappointing/confusing.

DonderandBlitzen Wed 27-Feb-13 10:39:54

Not long now!

I hope this will be good. I am recording and watching tomorrow as DH doesn't like this sort of thing!

Yotamsrazor Wed 27-Feb-13 13:46:54

Somehow I managed to overlook Marchlands but I did enjoy Crickley Hall. Is Lightfields going to be spooky? I like spooky.

Adversecamber Wed 27-Feb-13 19:28:05

Lightfields looks far more sinister than Marchlands.

MilkshakeMaker Wed 27-Feb-13 21:15:51

Is it a follow on from marchlands or just the makers of, I've missed the first few mins and I can't figure it out, can't work out if its the same house or not.... Help!

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Wed 27-Feb-13 22:02:04

No it's nothing to do with Marchlands, just a similar type of story.

Bit spooky. No idea why the barn actually burnt down though. Is it meant to be a whodunit?

Dh can't be arsed to watch it. He wasn't that impressed with Marchlands.

MilkshakeMaker Wed 27-Feb-13 22:20:57

Yeah I didn't think it was after watching a bit more! I thought the first few episodes Marchlands were really good but it dragged on towards the end.

I can't decide what I thought this one, it seemed to have more breaks than running time! I'm blaming Eve or the dad I might backtrack on that later though

Rollergirl1 Wed 27-Feb-13 22:27:34

I think you're meant to think either Eve or the younger brother (the great grandfather in present day). Right at the beginning he pulled a family photo out of the four of them and said "I'm sorry Lucy." Also his son said to the grandson that his dad was an only child so it seems that he doesn't know about Lucy.

MilkshakeMaker Wed 27-Feb-13 22:35:27

Oh I missed that beginning bit, and hadn't linked the two together either, maybe that's just guilt for passing the message on, Lucy wouldn't have been in there if he hadnt?

And just to clarify, Tom from the 80's is grown up version of dishy aaron from emmerdale?

I wouldn't be able to watch these shows if it wasn't for mn, dp doesn't help me at all!

BOF Wed 27-Feb-13 22:46:41

It was a bit Carrie's War with the sheep skull and the fire, don't you think?

Adversecamber Wed 27-Feb-13 22:47:02

Marchlands not that spooky except the hand in the washing machine when I jumped out f my skin. Found this more atmospheric.

Chavvytastic Wed 27-Feb-13 22:50:48

I found it a bit slow not sure I like it much.

atthewelles Thu 28-Feb-13 10:45:05

I thought this was more melodramatic and less complex than Marchlands.

Marchlands built the spooky atmosphere up very slowly and concentrated more on the characters in the earlier episodes. I thought that worked better. I also felt that Lightfields lacked a central character. In Marchlands Ruth was the person you really felt for and her presence remained strong and haunting across the decades even when she didn't feature. It was for her that you really wanted the mystery solved and I think that added a pathos that Lightfields didn't have.

I did enjoy it though and will stick with it. I wonder what the full story with Vivienne is? She doesn't appear to have any clear memories of the Summer she spent in the village and it seems strange that she would choose to come back there thirty years later to write her book.

Also, how did Dwight survive the fire?

kimorama Thu 28-Feb-13 12:11:35

TV guide said LIGHTFIELDS on last night, It was not in Midlands region

guineapiglet Thu 28-Feb-13 12:41:23

I watched it by myself last night and felt quite spooked in places! Lots of build up and slow music. Loved the 1975 disco, took me right back.Thought it was very atmospheric, does anyone know where it was filmed? Looked like Norfolk/Suffolk? I really enjoy dramas with lots of layers, linking into the past, and based around the same building, but I really hope its not going to be too predictable - personally I think that Eve looked like she had a lot to hide??

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Thu 28-Feb-13 22:22:44

It was meant to be set in Suffolk and it did look a bit like our landscape but Jill Halfpennny's accent was more Geordie/Cornwall/Devon/god knows where. It definitely wasn't Suffolk.

Asheth Thu 28-Feb-13 23:03:45

It's set in Suffolk, but was filmed in Hertforshire and Sussex I think. (I looked it up as I love Suffolk and wanted to know where it was filmed)

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 28-Feb-13 23:53:26

Tbh I didn't think much of it sad

Not sure if will watch next week

Disappointing sad

Oooh I loved it.
DH watched with me then I went into the kitchen to load the dishwasher without looking at my reflection in the window or the french doors grin

buttercrumble Fri 01-Mar-13 08:20:23

Loved it cant wait till next week......

zukiecat Sat 02-Mar-13 00:11:30

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youfhearted Sat 02-Mar-13 09:37:11

ooh i really enjoyed it, and i am quite fussy.

Fiderer Sat 02-Mar-13 09:46:20

I enjoyed it, love that English countryside and tea dress atmosphere and the actors playing Eve and Lucy were very good. As were those playing Vivien and Clare.
Loads of questions at the end - main one for me was how did they know Lucy was in the barn? Was Tom responsible? He raised the alarm, maybe he found Lucy and the airman in there. Or was the fire caused by Lucy's brother Pip, who said "Sorry" at the start? For his part in carrying messages to Dwight, or because he thinks the magnifying glass or playing with matches/cigarettes started the fire. Then there's Eve...

V watchable whodunnit with spooky overtones, I thought.

youfhearted Sat 02-Mar-13 18:10:06

oh i just assumed they were having a post coital cigarette, but may be you are right,

Fiderer Mon 04-Mar-13 07:53:39

Forgot the father. Anyone else think there was an odd undertone in any scene with him and Lucy?

Yes I did Fiderer. Wondered if he was in fact her biological father or a step-father? There's a big age gap between Lucy and the younger brother.

Really looking forward to this week's episode!

Yotamsrazor Mon 04-Mar-13 17:45:11

Yup, the father seemed a bit odd with Lucy. And she was very off and dismissive with him. I wondered if he'd abused her in some way.

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 04-Mar-13 20:20:15

i assumed it was pips fault, he started the fire, killed his sister and now has been living with the guilt the past 60 years

Gingerdodger Mon 04-Mar-13 20:30:55

I think everyone, including Pip, thinks it is his fault (because he had a magnifying glass which set the hay on fine) but I think it will either be Airman Spargo from Upstairs Downstairs or her Dad after catching her with Airman Spargo who has done it.

poppycack Mon 04-Mar-13 22:56:06

I've actually written a blog / review about the first episide of Lightfields. Would be interesting to see what people think if you have the time and fancy a read. It's at if you have the time.

bottleofbeer Tue 05-Mar-13 10:31:42

Marchlands complete series is on Netflix for anyone who didn't see it.

I loved Marchlands, the little girl from the 80's would have been about the same age as me and all of her things/bedroom/toys were really familiar.

I'm actually finding Lighfields a bit harder to follow wrt all the relationships between people.

ellenjames Wed 06-Mar-13 23:03:25

anyone watch this tonight? Am enjoying it x

youfhearted Wed 06-Mar-13 23:26:27

yes, but there must be a busier thread surely?

Fiderer Thu 07-Mar-13 08:10:01

Don't think there is another thread. I thought last night's was a bit "Was that it?" although I suppose quite a lot of little bits happened. The fire, Luke going to the grave, Eve playing detective. Maybe I wanted more scary "BOO!" bits.

Reckon SquareJaw airman is a red herring.The dad is mighty suspicious. He and the mum were arguing about how he's known Lucy was in the barn - though I didn't get all they said.

atthewelles Thu 07-Mar-13 11:06:35

To be honest, apart from learning that Vivienne had some involvement in what happened, or some knowledge of what went on, last night's episode didn't really move things on very much.

There is definitely something dodgy about Lucy's father.

Asheth Thu 07-Mar-13 12:48:54

I'm enjoying it too, although I'd have liked a few more scary bits. I did jump when the cooker burst into flames!

Clawdy Thu 07-Mar-13 14:15:16

The two small boy actors playing Pip and Luke are very good, but the little girl with the curly hair is a bit wooden. So far,anyway.

So it looks like Pip and the little girl started the fire accidentally with a magnifying glass, or at least it is looking like that, but there has to be more to it. Someone let them take the blame. The little girl, the grown woman in the 70's, has blocked out that Summer's memories, which means something traumatised her. I think she saw who did it.

I am suspicious of Tom, he took it badly when Lucy turned his invitation down and he looked odd at the funeral, not sad, just....odd. Then Lucy's father is also strange and I agree with the post upthread about that peculiar moment between Lucy and him.

The actress who plays Eve is gorgeous. I love her hair colour.

diddl Fri 08-Mar-13 16:42:26

I'm getting confused as to who everyone is tbh.

Which one is Tom in the past?

Who was at the funeral with the black armband?

Tom was the farm hand who was proud of becoming a home guard and turned up in his new uniform and asked Lucy out (and she turned him down) and he knew she had been seeing the American. In the 70's he showed up at the house as a handyman.

diddl Fri 08-Mar-13 17:44:04

OK-so was it her boyfriend in the black armband?

Who was the ginger haired bloke who Eve was talking to in the church(?)-saying that she had found the lighter?

Fiderer Fri 08-Mar-13 17:52:01

The ginger-haired one was also keen on Lucy, gave her the Tess of the D book. Was the clever one off to study law. They had been "walking out" before SquareJawYank turned up.

Poor Tom had always liked her but only plucked up the courage to ask her out when he got his Home Guard uniform and thought perhaps it would impress her. I am interpreting freely here grin

diddl Fri 08-Mar-13 17:56:10

OK, so I think that it was Tom wearing the armband at the funeral?

He asked her out when he knew she was seeing Dwight & not her "approved" fella?

OK, think I´ve got it!

Fiderer Fri 08-Mar-13 18:03:14

He had a black armband, yes. I think he really hoped the Home Guard position and uniform would put him on more of an equal footing with LawBoy and SquareJaw Airman.

Sounds a bit soppy as I felt sorry for him but am also narrowing eyes as it gives him a motive.

diddl Fri 08-Mar-13 18:18:18

I'm wondering if it was somehow an accident that more than one of them contributed to iyswim?

Not sure about the father-maybe just a surly/old fashioned bloke struggling with his teenage daughter growing up & away from him?

But he did seem to know that she was in the barn?

I'm sure that I'll continue to watch to find out "whodunnit"-but perhaps feel afterwards that it was a waste of time overall!

Fiderer has explained it better. I'm on too many threads and not really thinking before I type!

Asheth Thu 14-Mar-13 13:19:03

Is anyone still watching this? I'm still enjoying the mystery, but wish there was some more spooky scenes. Apart from the typewriter thudding away and a bit of humming there was nothing even slightly scarey!

eminemmerdale Thu 14-Mar-13 13:20:55

yes I'm still watching it - it's not ever so spooky is it...

It's not overly spooky, I agree, it's more melancholy really. I think Lucy's death was an accident still, Pip and the (creepy) little girl......or it wasn't an accident and Tom had something to do with it. He loved Lucy, but it wasn't reciprocated. He knew she slept with the American and killed her because she wasn't his innocent Lucy any more, or tried it on and got knocked back again.....or similar, but her creepy Dad.

Fiderer Thu 14-Mar-13 15:19:13

This week's seemed to spend more time on the characters in the 3 stories which I think it needed to given the format. Perhaps that's why the spooky parts seemed so little.

Would have liked more spooky but I don't think we'll get it. Agree with LBA that it's more melancholy.

diddl Thu 14-Mar-13 16:18:54

I'm still watching too!

I'm also wondering if it's an accident.

But for some reason they blame themselves?

But why can't Vivian remember anything-although she lives in the town, so how much would she have had to do with anything??

Seems odd that they would have just started to pretend she hadn't exited though?

Oh well, it isn't real...

Fiderer Thu 14-Mar-13 16:54:30



Not too much to ask for? grin

legohamster Fri 15-Mar-13 08:50:31

Think I must have missed a bit somewhere, where did the letters Clare and Vivienne were looking at come from? Also, the boy in the present day, his mum died, do we know how or is this not relevant?

diddl Fri 15-Mar-13 09:05:07

The letters were written to Eve by Pip.

I suppose the "relevance" of Luke's Mum dying might just be that that is how he come's to be living at Lightfields with his GPs-who happen to be Pip's son & DIL?

diddl Fri 15-Mar-13 09:06:31

They had the letters posted to them-by Vivian's husband? as they had come into Vivian's possession since Eve had died.

Asheth Fri 15-Mar-13 10:24:49

We still don't know why Pip and his parents left Lightfields. At the moment it still seems to be business as usual on the farm and there's no mention of them leaving. But Pip told his DIL that they left that year, so something must change their minds soon.

Asheth Thu 21-Mar-13 10:41:56

Oooh a really spooky episode - fantastic. I had shivers down my spine when Pip saw her in flames! But not sure that I like the idea that she's back for revenge. Marchlands was much nicer in that the girl was just looking for her mummy and looking out for the family with the boy with epilepsy. So I hope it turns out that Lucy isn't looking for revenge, especially if it does turn out that it was children messing around with a magnifying glass that caused the fire. I suppose it might be more appropriate if there was malice involved.

Atthewells Thu 21-Mar-13 11:29:38

Definitely more spooky last night. I nearly died when Lucy suddenly appeared and said 'Vivienne'.
Pip seems to be absolutely terrified of her and is sure she is up to no good. Yet they seemed to get on okay when she was alive. I wonder what he knows that hasn't been revealed yet.
I would also like to know how Ruth died. She would only have been in her 40s during the 1970s so she died quite young.

youfhearted Thu 21-Mar-13 19:58:28

the mum and dad wanted to leave, shame that the day forbade mention of the name lucy ever again.

zukiecat Thu 21-Mar-13 21:49:33

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XBenedict Thu 21-Mar-13 21:52:36

I think Pip and Vivienne think they started the fire with the magnifying glass. but I wonder if it was just an accident. Is that what Lucy is trying to tell them?

diddl Fri 22-Mar-13 07:16:21

Well Pip seems to be the only one with any guilt!

Maybe Lucy is pissed off that Viv has forgotten her & Pip has denied her for so many years.

But appearing in flames to little Luke isn't very nice!!

What has he done to deserve that?!

And he said that she had flames because "someone set fire to her/burned her"??

Lucy seems angry/vengeful when she appears, which implies her death was deliberate, or she thinks it was. I still think it's Tom, but for some reason Pip and Viv think it's their fault.

boogiewoogie Fri 22-Mar-13 12:28:14

Lucy only appears to Pip, Viv and Luke. I don't think she wants to harm Luke but is perhaps using him to get Pip to tell the truth. I really do hope that there is a twist, it can't be as simple as the two of them setting the barn on fire by accident. Tom also hinted that Viv may have a reason for having a guilty conscience. I wonder whether Pip was blackmailed into keeping quiet by someone especially when he wrote a note to Viv telling her not to tell even if they torture her.

Mamf74 Fri 22-Mar-13 16:32:29

I'm wondering if they Pip and Vivienne saw who did it but were scared into silence at the time. Maybe Lucy is encouraging them to come forward with the name of who did it?

diddl Fri 22-Mar-13 16:48:16

Yes-maybe they know what happened, but don't realise it.

Or have different bits of the puzzle.

Don't really want it to be anyone, though!

TuesdayNightDateNight Wed 27-Mar-13 21:41:55

Anyone watching? It's getting a teeny bit daft confused

AuntieMaggie Wed 27-Mar-13 22:01:48

Teeny bit? I thought the ending was a bit naff.

ujjayi Wed 27-Mar-13 22:05:03

I thought it was sad. I am clearly overthinking this but poor Lucy - her life taken and then unable to rest until they all know the truth.

TuesdayNightDateNight Wed 27-Mar-13 22:13:10

I really enjoyed it, but the ending was sloppy hmm

NuhichNuhaymuh Wed 27-Mar-13 22:13:52

Lucy was a touch vengeful at getting Pips attention wasnt she. Her appearances prior dudnt really rally with "getting the truth across"

MrsTomHardy Wed 27-Mar-13 22:26:39

The ending was awful....what a waste of time watching for past few weeks sad

Asheth Wed 27-Mar-13 22:31:16

I liked it that Lucy was looking out for them - stopping Luke going off with his drunk dad for example. That was much better than the idea of her being out for revenge. But did find the end a bit of an anticlimax. And most of the series wasn't spooky enough.

auforfoulkesake Thu 28-Mar-13 07:24:02

it was a let down at the end. especially with them smiling at lucy

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flurp Thu 28-Mar-13 10:59:10

I liked the ending ... but what was the significance of the note Pip wrote to Viv saying "don't tell them even if they torture us?".
Also, I didn't get that Tom would have just lobbed that lighter into the barn like that? Would have been better if he'd just dropped his cigarette while he was drunk. He didn't seem at all malicious until that point!
And I wish they had told us what happened to Eve.
Other than that it was good though!

I thought it was very sad that for all that time Pip thought he was responsible.

GreenShadow Thu 28-Mar-13 13:06:52

Agree Flurp, someone involved in farming wouldn't just through a lighter into a barn full of hay.

boogiewoogie Thu 28-Mar-13 14:34:05

I also thought it was sad that Pip had to live with a guilty conscience for 68 years, the scene where both old and young Pip were crying to sleep (episode 3 or 4) as they remember playing hide and seek with Lucy was very touching.

He was the only one who was kind to Lucy after the Dwight fiasco. Poor Lucy lost everything that day, her boyfriend, her best friend, her heart, her virginity, her family but Pip went to get her food and light because he saw that she was so upset. I am glad that Lucy contacted Pip to reveal the truth and I guess that he would have just kept denying her existence if she hadn't used Luke.

It's a shame that we didn't hear more about Eve other than she died in the 70s. I think there was a hint that she and Harry may have ahem spent quality time together before he went to war.

NadiaWadia Thu 28-Mar-13 15:59:22

Did Lucy's ghost kill the American airman, then?

And what was happening when little Vivienne saw Lucy in the barn when the fire was getting going, Lucy asked her for help, and she just walked away trilling 'All things bright and beautiful'. Little brat! maybe she deserved to be haunted after all. Or did that not really happen? confused

But I agree, ending was a let down. Not a patch on 'Marchlands'.

It did appear that Lucy killed the airman.

Yes, I wondered if that actually happened with Viv or if she was trying to remember and she was just presuming she walked off until the memory came back correctly. Evil brat if she did.

diddl Thu 28-Mar-13 18:07:40

I thought that the airman was so busy thinking about Lucy that he wasn't really concentrating & then the sun momentarily blinded him.

Sad that it was Tom-& I thought that it was going to be an accidentally dropped cigarette.

And Viv-just walking away?

I didn't really get that tbh-surely that made her as much to blame as Tom?

But perhaps as she was only a child, Lucy didn't blame her?

Maybe a point was also that they would stop argiung about Luke and that that rift would be healed & the family wouldn't be torn apart by the death of Luke's mum as it had by Lucy's death?

Alibobster Thu 28-Mar-13 20:49:41

When Barry and Lorna got a copy of the book about lightfields, which was written by Vivien's daughter Clare, I thought it said it was written in memory of her mum?

NadiaWadia Fri 29-Mar-13 01:11:30

No I think it said something like "for my mother Vivienne and for Lucy Felwood'. IIRC? Of course, we were meant to presume she was dead.

VodkaJelly Fri 29-Mar-13 13:35:10

Did Lukes granny in the modern section play Stella the barmy bride who married Phil Mitchell then chucked herself off the roof?

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