Love on a Branch Line (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 ... See full summary »

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Season:

1

Year:

1994

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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)
Stephen Moore ...
 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 four episodes were named after 1920s song titles: "Yes Sir, That's My Baby", "I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight", "I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby" and "Ain't She Sweet". See more »

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Idealized summer-green England, full of charm
20 November 2002 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

A sweet and somewhat surrealistic fantasy-visit to a 1950's rural England that never was; occasionally feels like a visit to an adult theme-park. A bit of something for everyone - it combines elements of a "Stately Homes and Gardens" tour, railway nostalgia, adult comedy/romance, and surprising dashes of nudity and carnality. Lots of colorful and eccentric local characters. As it ended I felt that the new sweethearts would do well to get back to the real world as soon as possible! Many women will find the bumbling Michael Maloney sweetly handsome and sexy. Production values are high, and overall its a minor effort very well done.


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