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

Accidental Farmer

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC One
  • 2010
  • 1 pilot

Comedy drama pilot starring Ashley Jensen as a high-powered London-based executive who moves to the country to run a farm. Stars Ashley Jensen, Michael Hodgson, Jean Heywood, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Shaun Dooley and more.

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2010
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
1 Pilot
Stars
Ashley Jensen, Michael Hodgson, Jean Heywood, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Shaun Dooley, Raza Jaffrey, Sally Phillips, Robert Pugh and more
Writers
Daisy Coulam and Mandie Fletcher
Director
Mandie Fletcher
Producers
Ellen Taylor, Jo Sargent and John Yorke
Companies

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.

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Studio
Picture
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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 21st December 2010 at 9pm on BBC One
Episode length
1 hour
All previous repeats
  • Monday 9th January 2012 at 1:00am on BBC HD
  • Saturday 7th January 2012 at 11:00pm on BBC HD

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