British Comedy Guide

Love On A Branch Line. Jasper Pye (Michael Maloney). Copyright: DLT Entertainment Ltd..

Love On A Branch Line

BBC One comedy drama about a civil servant. 4 episodes (1 series) in 1994. Stars Michael Maloney, Leslie Phillips, Maria Aitken, Graham Crowden and others.

Love On A Branch Line. Image shows from L to R: Matilda (Charlotte Williams), Jasper Pye (Michael Maloney), Chloe (Cathryn Harrison), Belinda (Abigail Cruttenden). Copyright: DLT Entertainment Ltd..

Love On A Branch Line

A bored and boring civil servant escapes Whitehall to a rural idyll, quickly falling in love with the local scenery and way of life

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
1994
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
4   (1 series)
Starring
Michael Maloney, Leslie Phillips, Maria Aitken, Graham Crowden, Abigail Cruttenden, Cathryn Harrison, Charlotte Williams, Stephen Moore and others
Writers
David Nobbs and John Hadfield
Director
Martyn Friend
Producer
Jacqueline Davis

Civil servant Jasper Pye has been denounced as boring by his girlfriend. He therefore decides to quit his job and to become an artist in Paris. His superiors have other ideas however; they decide that he is the perfect man to be sent to dismantle a government statistical research unit.

The unit is housed in a stately home and Jasper is soon distracted by the three daughters of owner Lord Flamborough. He finds himself cast headlong into the local lifestyle.

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