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: John (Russ Abbot), Thomas Parlour (Dudley Sutton), Alan (Philip Jackson). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Series 1, Episode 3

Thurnemouth Day is on the horizon, but for chairman Trevor he also has to consider his strained marriage. Meanwhile, Joyce has an equally lofty office to hold in the local Choral Society.

Further details

Thurnemouth Day comes once a year; it's when the town puts on its party hat and celebrates its history. It's a big day for Trevor, who's been given the honour of officiating at the opening ceremony - if Maureen can get him there on time.

Joyce has promised Carol a place in the Choral Society's Choir for their production of The Messiah, but forgot to clear it with the dragon-like Musical Director, and John's plans for a fishing trip are scuppered by Joan's dodgy plumbing...

Broadcast details

Friday 29th 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
Dudley Sutton Thomas Parlour
Georgie Glen Emma
Priyanga Burford Grace (Warden)
James Doherty Patrick
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


Two sides to every story

Joyce puts forward her theory on what's wrong with Carol's marriage.

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

All about the music

Joyce gets to grips with the choirmistress.

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Featuring: Alison Steadman (Joyce), Georgie Glen (Emma), Paula Wilcox (Carol).


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