Love on a Branch Line (1994)

TV Mini-Series  |   |  Comedy, Drama
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 103 users  
Reviews: 4 user

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 »

0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 26 Jul 2013
a list of 253 titles
created 09 Oct 2013
list image
a list of 1320 titles
created 8 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Love on a Branch Line (1994– )

Love on a Branch Line (1994– ) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Love on a Branch Line.






Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Sara, a girl being home-schooled on a goat farm alongside her 11 siblings, finds her devout values challenged after she meets Colby, an amateur bull rider.

Director: Roberto Minervini
Stars: Sara Carlson, Colby Trichell, Tim Carlson
Minder (1979–1994)
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »

Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman
P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang. (TV Movie 1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The plot of one of the early Channel Four films is sweet and simple. Boy likes girl at school, but is too embarrassed to confront her. Alan relates everything to a running cricket ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted
Stars: John Albasiny, Alison Steadman, Abigail Cruttenden
Midsomer Murders (TV Series 1997)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson
The Sculptress (TV Mini-Series 1996)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Olive Martin (Quirke), a heavily overweight young woman is convicted of killing and butchering her mother and sister and sentenced to life imprisonment. However, when she is assigned to ... See full summary »

Stars: Pauline Quirke, Caroline Goodall, Christopher Fulford
Good night darling (TV Series 2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When Terje Lyngmo films a murder he doesn't do the right thing for society, but the right thing for his wallet. He starts blackmailing the murderer, but will his scheme end happily ever after?

Stars: Gard B. Eidsvold, Stig Henrik Hoff, Linn Skåber


Series cast summary:
 Jasper Pye (4 episodes, 1994)
 Lord Flamborough (4 episodes, 1994)
 Lady Flamborough (4 episodes, 1994)
 Professor Pollux (4 episodes, 1994)
Stephen Moore ...
 Quirk (4 episodes, 1994)
 Miss Mounsey (4 episodes, 1994)
 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)


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 <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Drama





Release Date:

12 June 1994 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Grandes Paixões  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(4 episodes)


See  »

Did You Know?


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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Charrrrrrming ohkay43
Discuss Love on a Branch Line (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: