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.


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: 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

Friday 15th August 2014
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
    Mark Williams Editor
    Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
    Ian Masterson Composer


    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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