Boomers. Image shows from L to R: Maureen (Stephanie Beacham), John (Russ Abbot), Carol (Paula Wilcox), Trevor (James Smith), Alan (Philip Jackson), Joyce (Alison Steadman). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2014 - 2016
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
13 (2 series)
Stars
Alison Steadman, Philip Jackson, Russ Abbot, Stephanie Beacham, James Smith, Paula Wilcox and June Whitfield
Writers
Richard Pinto and Sarah Cartwright
Director
Adam Miller
Producers
Paul Schlesinger, Jimmy Mulville and Gregor Sharp
Companies

"Life is a long journey. If we're lucky, we'll make some friends along the way. If we're unlucky, they'll stay in touch."

Boomers follows the ups and downs of three couples living in Thurnemouth, "Norfolk's only west-facing resort".

Alan and Joyce, who are coming at retirement from very different directions: Alan wants to slow down, Joyce wants to speed up. Alan tries to avoid as many of Joyce's social commitments as possible, but downsizing to a bungalow has meant there are fewer places to hide.

John and Maureen live in their gadget-filled dream house, adventurous in every aspect of life - including the bedroom. For them 60 is the new 40. However, there's a reminder of what's around the corner with Maureen's ever-present Mum, Joan.

Finally, there's Trevor and Carol, who've got non-communication down to such a fine art that if Carol spent a weekend away, Trevor might not even notice. 30 years of living in each other's pockets have shown the benefits and drawbacks staying friends over the decades...

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Production
Studio
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
The theme tune is The Tears Of A Clown by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 15th August 2014 at 9pm on BBC One
Most recent repeats

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