Jasper is the perfect English Civil Servant - polite and refined. But to his girl friend, and even to himself, he is a bore. So he decides to become a painter in Paris. Not so fast. The ... See full summary »
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 Jasper Pye (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Lord Flamborough (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Lady Flamborough (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Professor Pollux (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Quirk (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Miss Mounsey (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Lionel Virley (4 episodes, 1994)
Cathryn Harrison ...
 Chloe (4 episodes, 1994)
Abigail Cruttenden ...
 Belinda (4 episodes, 1994)
Charlotte Williams ...
 Matilda (4 episodes, 1994)
Gillian Raine ...
 Miss Tidy (4 episodes, 1994)
Joe Melia ...
 Mr. Jones (4 episodes, 1994)
Maggie Wells ...
 Dimple Potts (4 episodes, 1994)
Ken Sharrock ...
 Charley Aspall (2 episodes, 1994)
Walter Sparrow ...
 Chitty Buckthorn (2 episodes, 1994)
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Jasper is the perfect English Civil Servant - polite and refined. But to his girl friend, and even to himself, he is a bore. So he decides to become a painter in Paris. Not so fast. The powers-that-be send him to the country to dismantle a forgotten research unit which is headquartered in an old mansion. The eccentric owner lives in a railway train, on his own 'branch line', letting the government pay for the upkeep of his ancestral home. The small research unit enjoys running the stately home and everyone is content with the status quo. Enter Jasper who quickly meets Lord Flamborough's three daughters, who, in one way or another contrive to make Jasper feel very much at home. Jasper's life is turned upside down, and he must eventually decide where his own personal future will lie. Written by Derek Picken <dpicken@email.msn.com>

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12 June 1994 (UK)  »

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Grandes Paixões  »

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The two Pullman coaches used in Lord Flamborough's train were originally part of a famous Brighton Belle train. They have since been acquired by the 5-Bel Trust who are restoring a complete train to run on the mainline again. The two coaches used in the programme are both 3rd class coaches, so have numbers (87 and 91) instead of names. Only 1st class Pullman coaches had names in the UK. See more »

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wry, endearing comedy
14 July 2000 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

bittersweet comedy as railroad bureaucrat stumbles upon love in rural English village. menage a how many? Maloney strikes just the right note as the befuddled hero. wonderful supporting cast. wry, endearing, understated British comedy.


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