The follow-up to 2011’s spooky supernatural chiller Marchlands, which was a relative success on ITV last year, the fact that Lightfields is so similar shouldn’t be a surprise. Like its predecessor, we watch three different residents of Lightfields Farm in three different eras, and must figure out how each family connects to each other. There’s also a ghostly presence in the house, and a dark past that will haunt them all.
In 1944, an innocent and naïve 17-year-old, Lucy, befriends the flighty, exotic and experienced neighbour played by Skins’ Dakota Blue Richards. They bond, there’s a bit of inevitable sexual tension, and then they ultimately fall out when Lucy beings dating Eve’s own American fling. It’s not an unfamiliar story for those with the penchant to sample either teen drama or period pieces, but it is in this time that the story begins. During an encounter with her inappropriate love, Lucy is caught in a devastating fire, and we can now assume that it is her who will now haunt the rest of the characters.