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
    Mark Williams Editor
    Lucien Clayton Editor
    Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
    Ian Masterson Composer
    Philip Pope Composer


    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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