With their wildly contrasting characters and constant bickering, old friends Nigel Farrell and Nippi Singh kept viewers thoroughly entertained as they sought to buy and refurbish a ruined farmhouse in the Ardeche region of southeast France in the first series of A Place in France.
Despite undergoing Herculean trials, the two managed to secure their dream home. So much so that Nigel, seduced by the home, the lifestyle and his beautiful young mortgage broker Celine, decided to start a new life in the house.
But Nigel has a problem. He needs to work, both to find something to keep him busy and to bring in some much needed money. Improbably, he settles upon the idea of opening an Indian restaurant in this remote corner of France. With Nippi returning to England, Nigel enlists the help of restaurateur Reza Mahammad (United States of Reza).
This new eight-part series, both hilarious and heart-rending, follows his progress as he tries to overcome minor barriers such as a complete lack of knowledge of Indian cuisine, a lack of restaurant management experience, and a lack of French language, in pursuit of the perfect new life.
Can it really happen? And if it does, will Celine still be on the scene to share it with him?... Read more.