Bad Move. Image shows from L to R: Nicky (Kerry Godliman), Steve (Jack Dee). Copyright: Open Mike Productions.

Bad Move

ITV sitcom about a married couple struggling in the country. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2017. Stars Jack Dee, Kerry Godliman, Miles Jupp, Manjinder Virk and others.

Another series is in development.

Bad Move. Image shows from L to R: Steve (Jack Dee), Nicky (Kerry Godliman). Copyright: Open Mike Productions.

Bad Move

Jack Dee and Kerry Godliman star as a married couple who move to the countryside from the city, but it soon all goes horribly wrong

6   (1 series)
Jack Dee, Kerry Godliman, Miles Jupp, Manjinder Virk, Seann Walsh, Philip Jackson, Sue Vincent, Aaryan Basu and others
Jack Dee and Pete Sinclair
Martin Dennis
Debbie Pisani and Andrew Beint

Steve and Nicky are both on their second marriages and have decided that moving to the countryside from the city is the answer to all their dreams. They've watched all the TV relocation shows and read the glossy lifestyle magazines and fell in love with the idea of 'getting away from the rat race'.

Unfortunately living a simple existence in beautiful surroundings is not all it's cracked up to be and Steve and Nicky soon find living in the countryside might not be for them after all. Especially when they discover that the house they've bought is situated in what locals refer to as 'The Dip' - a place where internet signals cannot reach, but floodwater most definitely can.

Thanks to unscrupulous estate agents, architects and builders squeezing more money out of the couple, they find themselves in a financial situation that means there is no going back.

The couple must put on a brave face as the last thing they want is for all their friends back in the city to be proven right after they all said it was a 'bad move'.

Filmed in the picturesque North Yorkshire Moors, Bad Move is a family comedy set in a stunning countryside location, where their nearest neighbours Matt and Meena annoyingly make it all look so easy. Other villagers include Grizzo - a rock star that needs village life to keep him grounded , Ken - Steve's no-nonsense disapproving father in-law, and Shannon - the local shopkeeper.

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