Have you seen this BBC series? I just finished season 1 and it was fantastic.
It's an adaptation of Flora Thompson's autobiographical novel "Lark Rise To Candleford". Sixteen year old, Laura (pictured below), is sent to Candleford to begin an apprenticeship with her mother's cousin, Miss Lane, who is the town's postmistress. Laura picks up her responsibilities quickly, meats a handsome game keeper, and learns a great deal from her mentor and new friends. Miss Lane is played by Julia Sawalha, who was Lydia on the BBC version of Pride & Prejudice. It took me awhile to make the connection. Actually, it was the hubby who eventually figured it out ;) She's great in this series.
(Look kids--it's Nicholas from North & South!)
Check it out and let me know what you think!