Fresh Fields

Fresh Fields

1984 - 1986, Comedy
An English housewife experiences a mid-life crisis.

Episode Guide

  • Fresh Fields - Happy Returns (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Happy Returns

    A second honeymoon in Italy almost results in divorce when William's suitcase contains another woman's undergarments.

  • Fresh Fields - Brighton or Bust (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Brighton or Bust

    Hester joins a sponsored bicycle race for charity and ends up in worse shape than the animals she is trying to help.

  • Fresh Fields - Caught in the Act (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Caught in the Act

    William plans his escape when Emma's in-laws arrive for dinner with their suitcases and intentions of staying.

  • Fresh Fields - Takes Two to Tango (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Takes Two to Tango

    William (Anson Rodgers) attempts to explain to Hester (Julia McKenzie) why he has come home from work smelling strongly of perfume.

  • Fresh Fields - Life Is Full of Ups and Downs (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Life Is Full of Ups and Downs

    In an effort to help William forget his financial problems, Hester takes him to Boulogne for a carefree day and duty-free shopping.

  • Fresh Fields - One Damned Ming After Another (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    One Damned Ming After Another

    Hester appears on television with her reluctant husband, her mother and an old Chinese vase when an antiques show comes to Barnes.

  • Fresh Fields - The Old Folks at Home (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    The Old Folks at Home

    Hester (Julia McKenzie) attempts to convince her local council of the need for a home for the elderly.

  • Fresh Fields - A Nose for Trouble (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    A Nose for Trouble

    After William's snoring disturbs her nights, Hester's days are not much better when she has to care for a neighbor's dog.

  • Fresh Fields - Alarums & Excursions (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Alarums & Excursions

    Money, travel and a secret admirer are in Hester's (Julia McKenzie) future when she has her fortune told.

  • Fresh Fields - Crossed Lines (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Crossed Lines

    At a wine tasting party, Hester (Julia McKenzie) takes on her blond rival for election to a local committee.

  • Fresh Fields - Tipping the Scales (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Tipping the Scales

    William (Anson Rodgers) is ready to give up Hester (Julia McKenzie) after he takes her advice and begins a starvation diet.

  • Fresh Fields - Movable Feasts (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Movable Feasts

    Hester (Julia McKenzie) volunteers to deliver meals to the homebound in addition to looking after her new grandson.

  • Fresh Fields - A Waiting Game (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    A Waiting Game

    William (Anson Rodgers) is pressed into service as barman and butler when Hester (Julia McKenzie) privately caters a large party.

  • Fresh Fields - Do It Yourself (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Do It Yourself

    The expert whom Hester hires to help her redecorate falls down on the job.

  • Fresh Fields - Get Me to the Church (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Get Me to the Church

    Meeting the new in-laws is not the only problem facing William and Hester at their daughter's wedding.

  • Fresh Fields - Business Contacts (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Business Contacts

    William has a difficult time adjusting to his new contact lenses and to his new temporary secretary -- Hester.

  • Fresh Fields - In the Spring ... (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    In the Spring ...

    Hester (Julia McKenzie) decides to write a best seller based on a scandalous affair in her neighborhood.

  • Fresh Fields - Alright on the Night (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Alright on the Night

    William tries to avoid becoming involved when Hester gets family and friends to help with the church bazaar and concert.

  • Fresh Fields - Brief Encounter (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Brief Encounter

    Hester's (Julia McKenzie) contemplates a course of action after discovering her fencing master has a crush on her.

  • Fresh Fields - Night to Remember (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Night to Remember

    To celebrate their wedding anniversary, William takes Hester back to the hotel where he proposed to her.

  • Fresh Fields - Des.Det.Res (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:


    The arrival of the rates bill causes William (Anton Rodgers) and Hester (Julia McKenzie) to consider moving.

  • Fresh Fields - Something in the Oven (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Something in the Oven

    William and Hester are thrilled when they hear their daughter is expecting a baby, but they also hope for a husband.

  • Fresh Fields - Naked Truth (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Naked Truth

    Hester (Julia McKenzie) is alarmed to find that she is expected to entertain William's (Anton Rodgers) client from the Middle East.

  • Fresh Fields - Hook, Line & Sink Her (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Hook, Line & Sink Her

    William (Anton Rodgers) is forced to take along both his wife (Julia McKenzie) and his mother-in-law on a fishing trip.

  • Fresh Fields - Middle-Aged Dread (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Middle-Aged Dread

    William (Anton Rodgers) ages rapidly when Hester (Julia McKenzie) sets out to prove that you're as young as you feel.

  • Fresh Fields - Dish of the Day (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Dish of the Day

    Hester (Julia McKenzie) cooks up more than she bargained for when she spices up William's (Anton Rodgers) dinner.

  • Fresh Fields - A Dickens of a Christmas (Episode 27)
    Episode 27:

    A Dickens of a Christmas

    Hester (Julia McKenzie) cooks up more than she bargained for when she spices up William's (Anton Rodgers) dinner.