Based on John Hadfield's bestseller, this episode of the post-war comedy is set in 1957, with Jasper Pye posted to Arcady Hall in search of a more exciting life and finding it in the shape of the eccentric Lord Flamborough and his three amorous daughters.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: 2-DVD Set, Filmographies, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Leslie Phillips and Michael Maloney star in this BBC adaptation of John Hadfield's 1959 comic novel, Love On A Branch Line. The series concerns a civil servant, Jasper Pye (Maloney), who is sent by the government to dismantle a forgotten research unit housed in an old country mansion, Arcady Hall. The owner Lord Flamborough (Phillips), an eccentric double amputee, lives in an old train on his own, otherwise closed, 'branch line' while the government pay for the upkeep of his ancestral home. Flamborough's equally eccentric family, his wife and three daughters all live in Arcady Hall. When Pye arrives he is intent on producing an efficient report regarding the unit, however within days he falls under the spell of the stately home and its inhabitants... ...Love on a Branch Line