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Boy Meets Girl. Image shows from L to R: Judy (Rebecca Root), Leo (Harry Hepple). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Boy Meets Girl

BBC Two sitcom about a couple and their families. 12 episodes (2 series), 2015 - 2016. Stars Rebecca Root, Harry Hepple, Denise Welch, Nigel Betts and others.

Boy Meets Girl. Image shows from L to R: Charlie (Tyler Luke Cunningham), Jackie (Lizzie Roper), Dean (Steve Marsh), Peggy (Janine Duvitski), Judy (Rebecca Root), Leo (Harry Hepple), Tony (Nigel Betts), Pam (Denise Welch), James (Jonny Dixon), Anji (Vineeta Rishi). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Boy Meets Girl

Romantic comedy following a young man trying to find work and his older, transgender partner, and their families

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2015 - 2016
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
12   (2 series)
Creator
Elliott Kerrigan
Starring
Rebecca Root, Harry Hepple, Denise Welch, Nigel Betts, Jonny Dixon, Janine Duvitski, Lizzie Roper, Vineeta Rishi and others
Writers
Elliott Kerrigan, Simon Carlyle and Andrew Mettam
Director
Paul Norton Walker
Producers
Margot Gavan Duffy and Paul McKenzie

Series 1 starts with Leo having a bad day. He's been fired (again), is being given a hard time by his mum and, to cap it all, his blind date fails to show up. But then he bumps into Judy and finds himself deeply attracted to this surprising and beguiling woman.

They bond over drinks and, unfazed by the fact that there's a bit of an age gap between them, arrange to meet the following evening. Leo's mother is unhappy that he's having dinner with an older woman. But Leo doesn't care what she thinks; he knows that he's just met someone very special.

Later in the series, Judy reveals to Leo that she is a transgender woman. However, this doesn't phase him and they continue their relationship.

In Series 2, Judy and Leo are in love, committed to one another and making plans for a future together. Their respective families are very supportive but cannot help sticking their noses in and causing a fair amount of chaos along the way.

Leo and Judy are living together happily at Peggy's house, even if there's not a lot of privacy to be had with Jackie in residence too. However, when Leo receives an enticing job offer - at the same time that Peggy starts experiencing some worrying health issues - the couple's relationship faces a major challenge and there are big questions to be resolved.

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