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 on Sunday at 7:50am.

Boomers. Image shows from L to R: Trevor (James Smith), Alan (Philip Jackson), John (Russ Abbot). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Series 1, Episode 5

Joyce and Alan have financial concerns and are considering downsizing.

Further details

Joyce is desperate to make sure her friends don't find out she and Alan have financial concerns and are thinking of moving... which would be easy enough if they weren't in the house while the estate agent looked around.

Maureen has finally bitten the bullet and decided to move her mum Joan into a residential home. Everyone thinks it's a good idea except Maureen's sister Pauline - three times married, 60 going on 16 - who thinks it's cruel.

John has a tricky problem of his own; the boys have convinced him that Pauline's 'touchy-feeliness', which John has put up with for 40-odd years, is actually a form of sexual harassment, and he's going to have to stop being the victim and speak up.

Broadcast details

Friday 12th 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
    June Whitfield Joan
    Guest cast
    Priyanga Burford Grace (Warden)
    Brian Peck Bob
    Marian McLoughlin Pauline
    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


    Pauline's antics

    John and Maureen discuss the pitfalls of Pauline.

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

    Hello boys!

    Pauline's come over to chat up the boys.

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


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