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.

Boomers

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), Maureen (Stephanie Beacham), Alan (Philip Jackson), Joyce (Alison Steadman), Carol (Paula Wilcox), Trevor (James Smith). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Christmas Special - Christmas

It's Christmas Eve, and the three couples have reached the Eurotunnel in Calais, returning from a long weekend visiting the Christmas markets in Cologne.

Further details

It's Christmas Eve, and the three couples have reached the Eurotunnel in Calais, returning from a long weekend visiting the Christmas markets in Cologne. Everyone is laden with gifts - a gingerbread house for the grandchildren, rude novelty Santas for the boys at the golf club and plenty of duty-free wine.

Disaster strikes when they realise they have read the departure times wrong on their tickets and have missed their train. There is only one more before the French strike for the holiday season, which would be fine, except Alan got his and Joyce's tickets on a voucher deal online and they are not flexible.

While they wait to see if they can switch tickets, John and Alan have their preconceptions about Germans challenged by striking up unlikely alliances in the departure hall. Meanwhile, Carol goes AWOL, and Joyce and Maureen have to track her down.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 23rd December 2015
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Alison Steadman Joyce
    Philip Jackson Alan
    Russ Abbot John
    Stephanie Beacham Maureen
    James Smith Trevor
    Paula Wilcox Carol
    Guest cast
    Fiona Mollison German Maureen
    Stephen Frost German John
    Rob Jarvis Lorry Driver
    Kate Bowes Renna Customs Officer
    Mark Flitton Security Guard
    Laila Alj Laure
    Writing team
    Richard Pinto Writer
    Sarah Cartwright Script Editor
    Oriane Messina Writer (Additional Material)
    Fay Rusling Writer (Additional Material)
    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

    Videos

    The Dangers Of Calais

    Whilst Joyce is a little stuck, the ladies discuss the dangers of travelling through Calais.

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

    Carol On The Run

    The ladies are looking for Carol, who's had a funny turn and is seemingly on the run from Trevor and a boring Christmas.

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

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