In this second series of the hit ITV comedy, the rose-tinted fantasy of an idyllic country lifestyle seems further away than ever from lifelong townies Steve and Nicky. Their crumbling wreck of a house continues to heap problems on them – they have to deal with everything from an infestation of moths to a septic tank that’s ‘backing up’ as Nicky’s father Ken charmingly puts it.
Steve and Nicky’s efforts to get on with the locals fare no better. A charity dine-off with neighbours Matt and Meena ends in disaster, and when Ken is made President of the Garthdale Bowls Club, Steve’s attempts to ingratiate himself backfire spectacularly. Even when they find themselves on the same side as the rest of the village for an anti-fracking campaign, an unexpected development presents them with a major dilemma. And Steve is further put to the test when he is chosen to play a key role in The Lantern Man Festival – an annual village tradition, the sinister origins of which are lost in the mists of time.
All in all, Steve and Nicky’s search for the good life is turning out to be a very bad move.
Filmed in the picturesque North Yorkshire Moors, Bad Move is a family comedy set in the most stunning countryside location, where their nearest neighbours Matt (Miles Jupp) and Meena (Manjinder Virk) annoyingly make it all look so easy. Other villagers include Grizzo (Seann Walsh) – a rock star that needs village life to keep him grounded , Ken (Philip Jackson) – Steve’s no-nonsense disapproving father in-law, and Shannon (Sue Vincent) – the local shopkeeper.
Bad Move Series 1 is available to watch on Amazon Prime and Netflix.