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.

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

Series 1, Episode 2

This week, Carol and Trevor celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. With Joyce having organised a gastro-pub lunch, it looks like it could be a party to remember.

Further details

It's Carol and Trevor's fortieth wedding anniversary. Joyce has organised a celebratory lunch at an upmarket gastro pub. Her carefully-laid plans are thrown when Maureen turns up with her mum Joan, who, like Dr Jekyll, is very nice until she's had a drink.

Then Carol announces she has made a decision that could ruin not just this anniversary but every one to come - unless Joyce and Maureen can change her mind in time.

Broadcast details

Friday 22nd 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
June Whitfield Joan
Guest cast
Simon Lowe Waiter
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


Maybe leave her in the car..?

John and Maureen arrive with a surprise guest in tow.

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Featuring: Russ Abbot (John), Stephanie Beacham (Maureen), June Whitfield (Joan).

Same age as Bruce

John passes Joan duties on to Alan.

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Featuring: Philip Jackson (Alan), Russ Abbot (John), James Smith (Trevor), June Whitfield (Joan).

Friends versus family

Joyce tells Alan what the day has in store... much to Alan's dismay.

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Featuring: Alison Steadman (Joyce), Philip Jackson (Alan).


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