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
John Hadfield and David Nobbs
Director
Martyn Friend
Producers
Jacqueline Davis, John Reynolds and Alan Strachan

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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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 12th June 1994 on BBC One at 9:10pm
Last new broadcast
Sunday 3rd July 1994 on BBC One at 8:15pm
Length of episodes
50 minutes

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