Accidental Farmer. Erin Taylor (Ashley Jensen). Copyright: BBC.

Accidental Farmer

Accidental Farmer

Comedy drama pilot starring Ashley Jensen as a high-powered London-based executive who moves to the country to run a farm

Comedy Drama
1 Pilot
Ashley Jensen, Michael Hodgson, Jean Heywood, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Shaun Dooley, Raza Jaffrey, Sally Phillips, Robert Pugh and others
Daisy Coulam and Mandie Fletcher
Mandie Fletcher
Ellen Taylor

Ashley Jensen, star of Ugly Betty and Extras, returns to the BBC in this 60-minute comedy pilot.

Erin Taylor (Jensen), is a high-powered, London-based ad executive who has it all - the successful career, the stunning flat, the gorgeous boyfriend, Mike.

A control-freak, who plans every aspect of her life, nothing takes Erin by surprise - until she discovers Mike in bed with a woman half her age.

She wreaks revenge by abusing his credit card buying, among other things, a run-down farm in Yorkshire. With Mike's scorn ringing in her ears, Erin decides to make a go of it. How hard can it be to run a farm?

Little did she realise she'd be sharing a bed with Olive, an octogenarian sitting tenant; or fending off Clive, the inebriated handyman; or being shouted at by Judith, the horsey neighbour; or embarrassing herself in front of Matt, the dishy vet - not to mention living with a piglet. Erin hadn't imagined just how much she'd have to muck in.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 21st December 2010 on BBC One at 9pm
Episode length
1 hour
Last repeat
Monday 9th January 2012 at 1:00am on BBC HD