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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