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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.

Boomers. Image shows from L to R: Alan (Philip Jackson), Trevor (James Smith), Mick (Nigel Planer), John (Russ Abbot). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Series 1, Episode 1

A funeral is approaching, and Alan is particularly looking forward to it as his old friend Mick is attending, from his retirement home in Spain. No one else is quite so pleased.

Further details

Alan is looking forward to Jean's funeral; his old mate Mick, Jean's ex, is coming over from Spain especially for it.

Alan's wife Joyce isn't so happy - Mick has always been a bad influence. John's not happy either - he's been convinced that Mick has a thing for Maureen ever since a notorious holiday in Weymouth.

And when Mick turns up, he's got a surprise for everyone - a thirty-year-old Lithuanian wife who seems to understand Trevor more than his wife Carol ever has.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 15th August 2014
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Alison Steadman Joyce
Philip Jackson Alan
Russ Abbot John
Stephanie Beacham Maureen
James Smith Trevor
Paula Wilcox Carol
Guest cast
Nigel Planer Mick
Milanka Brooks Elena
Writing team
Richard Pinto Writer
Sarah Cartwright Script Editor
Production team
Adam Miller Director
Paul Schlesinger Producer
Jimmy Mulville Executive Producer
Gregor Sharp Executive Producer

Videos

How to remember names at a funeral

Trevor explains his technique for remembering names.

Featuring: Russ Abbot (John), James Smith (Trevor).

Mick's Arrival

Alan's old friend Mick arrives, much to Alan's delight and Joyce's disapproval...

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Featuring: Alison Steadman (Joyce), Nigel Planer (Mick), Milanka Brooks (Elena), Philip Jackson (Alan), Russ Abbot (John), Stephanie Beacham (Maureen), James Smith (Trevor), Paula Wilcox (Carol).

Carol goes round again

Carol tries to find a parking space while Joyce and Maureen help.

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Featuring: Alison Steadman (Joyce), Stephanie Beacham (Maureen), Paula Wilcox (Carol).

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