William and Hester Fields have been very happily married for twenty years. Their children have flown the nest and Hester thinks there are a still few things left to do between now and the pension book.
With a renewed zest for life and a fresh dynamism in their relationship, she insists that the couple take up a number of new pastimes and challenges even if William sometimes lacks his wife s enthusiasm and seemingly boundless energy. Starring Anton Rodgers as accountant William and Julia McKenzie as accomplished cook Hester, Fresh Fields wry, gentle humour made it a firm favourite with viewers, spawning an equally popular sequel French Fields and earning McKenzie a BAFTA nomination for Best Light Entertainment Performance.
While celebrating their wedding anniversary at a posh restaurant, Hester and William spot Sonia's husband with another woman.
Hester's fencing instructor takes a fancy to her.
Hester's helping out with the church bazaar inevitably draws William into the chaos. The high point is a rendition of ""Three Little Maids From School"" by Sonia, Hester, and William.
Hester attempts to write a novel.
William has second thoughts after he agrees to let Hester fill in for his secretary.