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

Hold The Sunset

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2018 - 2019
  • 13 episodes (2 series)

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. Also features Rosie Cavaliero, Joanna Scanlan, Anne Reid, James Cosmo, Peter Egan and more.

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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

Key details

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

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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Additional details

Also known as
  • Edith (Original announced title)
Camera set-up
Single camera

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 18th February 2018 at 7:30pm on BBC One
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • Twickenham Film Studios - Rehearsals in week beginning 5th June; filming from 12th June.
  • Richmond - Location filming
  • Hedsor House - Phil & Edith's wedding

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