The Old Guys. Image shows from L to R: Tom (Roger Lloyd-Pack), Sally (Jane Asher), Amber (Katherine Parkinson), Roy (Clive Swift). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

The Old Guys

Mainstream BBC One sitcom starring Roger Lloyd Pack and Clive Swift. Old guys Tom and Roy live together and lust over sexy neighbour Sally

2009 - 2010  (BBC One)
12 (2 series)
Roger Lloyd-Pack, Clive Swift, Jane Asher, Katherine Parkinson, Justin Edwards, Vincent Ebrahim
Sam Bain, Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell
British Broadcasting Corporation

Sitcom about the relationship between Tom and Roy, who live together. Tom and Roy believe there is life in the old dog yet - but it might just need a kick.

Tom is a baby boomer who has never done anything much with his life, while Roy is a suburban pensioner who harbours the illusion that he may be one of the country's leading intellectuals. When Roy's wife left him, Tom moved in and, together, they are determined to go out in a blaze of glory.

The pair lust after sexy neighbour Sally. Meanwhile Tom has a dreary daughter called Amber.

Our Review: Although the female characters do tend to be somewhat under-written, The Old Guys is a wonderful example of grown-up but largely family-friendly comedy. We really must highlight the banter between Tom and Roy; wonderfully written and executed, their conversations - and to a slightly lesser extent, their relationship as a whole - are perfectly observed and often very funny.

Sadly this show has now come to an end and the BBC has no plans for any further series.