Hold The Sunset. Image shows from L to R: Phil (John Cleese), Roger (Jason Watkins), Edith (Alison Steadman). Copyright: BBC.

Hold The Sunset

BBC One sitcom about a widow and her new boyfriend. 13 episodes (2 series), 2018 - 2019. Stars Alison Steadman, John Cleese, Jason Watkins, Rosie Cavaliero and others.

Hold The Sunset. Image shows from L to R: Queenie Gale (Anne Reid), Wendy Stevens (Rosie Cavaliero), Phil (John Cleese), Roger (Jason Watkins), Edith (Alison Steadman), Sandra (Joanna Scanlan). Copyright: BBC.

Hold The Sunset

Alison Steadman, John Cleese and Jason Watkins star in this sitcom as a widow, her boyfriend, and her adult son who has moved back home

2018 - 2019
13   (2 series)
Alison Steadman, John Cleese, Jason Watkins, Rosie Cavaliero, Joanna Scanlan, Anne Reid, James Cosmo, Peter Egan and others
Charles McKeown
Sandy Johnson
Moira Williams and Humphrey Barclay

For Edith, life is pretty good. She's been a widow for some years now, but her children live locally and drop by regularly, and she enjoys daily visits from Phil, an old boyfriend who now lives across the road.

Phil dreams of marrying Edith, and the pair of them upping sticks and moving abroad to the sunshine. But after months of turning him down, on the happy day Edith finally says "yes", there's a knock on the door - and there on the step, with a large suitcase, is her 50 year old son Roger. He announces that he's left his wife, his kids and his good job at the bank, and come home in an attempt to find his lost happiness again. And in a blink, to Edith's dismay and Phil's fury, all dreams are on hold.

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Also known as
  • Edith (Original announced title)
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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 18th February 2018 on BBC One at 7:30pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 6th September 2019 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 27th August 2021 at 12:20pm on Gold

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