Boy Meets Girl. Image shows from L to R: Danny Reed (Martin Freeman), Veronica Burton (Rachael Stirling). Image credit: Granada Productions.

Boy Meets Girl

ITV comedy drama starring Rachael Stirling and Martin Freeman. Danny Reed is struck by lightning and wakes to finds himself trapped in a woman's body

Comedy Drama
2009  (ITV)
4 (1 series)
Rachael Stirling, Martin Freeman, Paterson Joseph, Tamzin Malleson, James Lance, Angela Griffin, Marshall Lancaster, Peter Wight, Lisa Millett, Stuart McGugan, Seamus O'Neill & more
David Allison
Granada Productions

Rachael Stirling and Martin Freeman star in Boy Meets Girl, a pacey, stylish new comedy drama that "hilariously transcends the gender divide".

Freeman plays dreamer Danny Reed, whose life is turned upside down when he is struck by lightning and wakes to find himself trapped in a woman's body. Instead of being a scruffy DIY store worker with no prospects, he has now swapped lives with glamorous female fashion journalist Veronica Burton.

Danny suddenly must learn how to walk in stilettos and put on a bra, deal with the amorous advances of Veronica's boyfriend Jay and pass himself off as a fashion expert while also finding out what has happened to his old self.

His double life becomes further complicated when he discovers that Veronica has been having an affair with Ali, the boyfriend of close friend Siobhan. But Danny comes to see the advantages of his new life when he revisits his old DIY shop as the stylish, tall and attractive Veronica and speaks to his fellow worker Pete and the girl of his dreams Fiona about Danny's "disappearance". And, for the first time ever, Fiona seems interested in him.

The question is, will Danny find his way back to his old life and, if he does, will he still want it?

Our Review: This series picked up some fairly positive reviews... which must have come as a bit of a shock for ITV, as their comedy dramas are normally torn to shreads by critics.

The star of the show is most definitely Rachael Stirling as the script demands she must switch from being elegant to 'blokey'. You'd hardly know Martin Freeman was co-starring though, he has so little screen time.