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.
It always pays to call in an expert when you decide to redecorate. But unfortunately the one Hester finds falls down on the job, literally.
Hester attempts to cater a large party, and is reduced to persuading William to stand in as a butler which becomes complicated when some of William's clients turn up as guests.
Hester attempts to deliver "meals-on-wheels" while babysitting her newborn grandson.
According to Hester, slimming is easy. You just give up food and drink. After a starvation diet, William is ready to give up Hester.
Hester is up for election to a local Committee, and meets her rival, an attractive blonde head-on at a wine tasting party.
Sonia reads Hester's fortune, and predicts both travel and a secret admirer.