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Series 1, Episode 6

Boomers. Image shows from L to R: John (Russ Abbot), Trevor (James Smith). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions
As the gang head off for their annual 1960s-themed getaway weekend, it looks like there could be a little less fun and a little more stress at the seaside.

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Further details

Every year Joyce, Alan, Maureen, John, Trevor and Carol go away for a 60s weekend at a seaside resort. There are activities, dancing and old 60s acts playing live, but this year is different - Alan has messed up the booking and they only have two rooms between six; John is feeling old and decides to prove he is not by trying to get to the top of the climbing wall; and Carol bumps into an old male friend who could throw her and Trevor's marriage back in the air.

Broadcast details

Friday 19th September 2014
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 23rd September 2014 10:35pm BBC1
Tuesday 23rd September 2014 11:05pm BBC1 Wales
Tuesday 23rd September 2014 11:35pm BBC1 Scot
Wednesday 29th March 2017 8:40pm Gold
Thursday 30th March 2017 6:40pm Gold
Saturday 1st April 2017 12:50pm Gold
Sunday 2nd April 2017 11:50am Gold
Saturday 8th April 2017 1:10pm Gold
Sunday 9th April 2017 11:20am Gold
Monday 22nd May 2017 8:40pm Gold
Tuesday 28th August 2018 7:20pm Gold
Wednesday 29th August 2018 8:40am Gold
Thursday 29th November 2018 7:35am Gold
Friday 30th November 2018 7:10am Gold

Cast & crew

Alison Steadman Joyce
Philip Jackson Alan
Russ Abbot John
Stephanie Beacham Maureen
James Smith Trevor
Paula Wilcox Carol
Guest cast
George Layton Dennis
Tanya Fear Anna the Receptionist
Richard Sutton Dave
Edwin Flay Matt
Eric Lampaert Ben the Instructor
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


Alan takes one for the team

There's a mix up with the booking - will Alan play along?

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: Alison Steadman (Joyce), Philip Jackson (Alan), Russ Abbot (John), Stephanie Beacham (Maureen), James Smith (Trevor), Paula Wilcox (Carol) & Tanya Fear (Anna the Receptionist).

Worries about Carol

The girls discuss Carol's behaviour - where will it all end?

View this clip on the BBC website

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

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