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

Boomers

BBC One sitcom. 13 episodes (2 series), 2014 - 2016. Stars Alison Steadman, Philip Jackson, Russ Abbot, Stephanie Beacham, James Smith, Paula Wilcox and June Whitfield.

Series 2, Episode 3 is repeated on Gold on Sunday at 10:35am.

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.

Boomers

Comedy about a trio of newly-retired couples in Norfolk, rediscovering the joys of having free time to spend

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2014 - 2016
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
13   (2 series)
Starring
Alison Steadman, Philip Jackson, Russ Abbot, Stephanie Beacham, James Smith, Paula Wilcox and June Whitfield
Writer
Richard Pinto
Director
Adam Miller
Producer
Paul Schlesinger

"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...

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
The theme tune is The Tears Of A Clown by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles.
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 15th August 2014 on BBC One at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 29th April 2016 on BBC One at 9:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 2 Episode 3: Sunday at 10:35am on Gold
  2. Series 2 Episode 4: Monday 21st October at 12:35am on Gold
  3. Series 2 Episode 3: Monday 21st October at 7:35am on Gold
  4. Series 2 Episode 5: Tuesday 22nd October at 12:20am on Gold
  5. Series 2 Episode 5: Tuesday 22nd October at 11:40pm on Gold
  6. Series 2 Episode 6: Wednesday 23rd October at 12:20am on Gold
  7. Series 2 Episode 6: Wednesday 23rd October at 3:25am on Gold

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