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

Boy Meets Girl (2009)

  • TV comedy drama
  • ITV1
  • 2009
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

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. Also features Paterson Joseph, Tamzin Malleson, James Lance, Angela Griffin, Marshall Lancaster and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 2

Danny is finding Veronica's world frustratingly tedious and is struggling to cope.

Further details

Boy Meets Girl. Image shows from L to R: Jenny (Lisa Millett), Veronica Burton (Rachael Stirling). Copyright: Granada Productions

Danny is finding Veronica's world frustratingly tedious and is struggling to cope. How can he maintain appearances when he's only just finding out who this woman 'Veronica Burton' really is? He can't stand Veronica's friends for starters, her best friend, Siobhan has realised Ali is having an affair and Jay is getting quite insistent on trying to re-start a physical relationship.

Meanwhile, his friends Pete and Fiona are still worried about his whereabouts and are starting to get suspicious of the attractive journalist who's suddenly so interested in finding him! Danny's sure Fiona seems quite attracted to him as Veronica - which seems to be the only advantage of being Veronica - but he's probably just imagining it. Meanwhile, life as a homeless man on the streets gets even worse for Veronica. As the pressure mounts at work, and his initial efforts to find Veronica come to nothing, Danny decides he has to make a better job of imitating Veronica. He attempts to throw himself into the fashion world at a big show, but it's a disaster and he ends up getting so drunk that he reduces a model to tears after a typically Danny rant about the industry.

Meanwhile, Fiona and Pete play detective. They trace Danny's movements on the night of the storm and get embroiled in the dodgier side of Danny's life. After drinking even more and getting more morose Danny goes home to find Jay physically persistent. Depressed, trapped and intoxicated, he's eventually forced to succumb to Jay's attentions. Close your eyes and desperately think of something nice - Keira Knightley, Keira Knightley...

Broadcast details

Friday 8th May 2009
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Rachael Stirling Veronica Burton
Martin Freeman Danny Reed
Paterson Joseph Jay
Tamzin Malleson Siobhan
James Lance Ali
Angela Griffin Fiona
Marshall Lancaster Pete
Peter Wight Bill
Lisa Millett Jenny
Stuart McGugan Malcolm
Seamus O'Neill Barry
Paul Oldham Stevo
Rachel Brogan Gazette Receptionist
Guest cast
Samantha Seager Barmaid
John Churnside Toilet Attendant
Ged McKenna Desk Sergeant
Phil Rowson Young PC
Jason Furnival Security Guy
Karl Haynes Aggresive Neighbour
Carl Cieka Missing Persons Chief
Paul Gabriel Older PC
Gabrielle Drake Myriam
Writing team
David Allison Writer
Jo Calam Script Editor
Production team
Alrick Riley Director
Alison Lumb Producer
Kieran Roberts Executive Producer
Anthony Combes Editor
Paul Rowan Production Designer
David A Hughes Composer

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