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 5 is repeated on Gold today at 11:35pm.

Boomers. Image shows from L to R: Philip Jackson, Alison Steadman, Russ Abbot, Stephanie Beacham, James Smith, Paula Wilcox. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Series 1, Episode 4

Joyce is retiring and Alan has organised a house party, complete with video tributes. Maureen's more interested by their new neighbours, fresh from London.

Further details

Joyce is retiring and Alan has invited all of their friends round to the house for a party. Maureen latches on to their new neighbours, a young couple with children who have just moved from London in an attempt to stop feeling trapped 'in the sticks'.

John makes a tribute video for Joyce's retirement party but forgets to ask Trevor for his tribute.

During the party, Alan has some bad news for Joyce that could spoil the night for her. Although she might spoil it first as she confronts their new neighbours about the kid's bad behaviour.

Broadcast details

Friday 5th September 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
    Susannah Fielding Sara
    Joanna Brookes Pat
    Bo Poraj Dan
    Tegan Griffiths Inga
    Louis Partridge Alf
    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


    Joyce's dream retirement party

    Joyce is in no doubt as to what her dream party would consist of. Unfortunately Alan seems intent on rather more of a bargain basement version.

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

    Ever tried a ping pong ball?

    The pitfalls of retirement parties...

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

    Listening exercises

    Trevor has a heart to heart with John.

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    Featuring: Russ Abbot (John), James Smith (Trevor).


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