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.

Series 1

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

1. Bubbly

First broadcast: Sunday 18th February 2018

Edith's dreams of retirement to the sun with her long-term suitor Phil are shattered when her 50-year-old son Roger arrives home, seeking to recapture the happiness of his boyhood.

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

2. Birthday

First broadcast: Sunday 25th February 2018

Phil and Roger make rival attempts to impress Edith on her 70th birthday. Roger's bright idea is to dig up Edith's former cleaner, the chaotic Queenie - but Edith is far from pleased.

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

3. The Marriage Counsellor

First broadcast: Sunday 4th March 2018

Queenie appoints herself marriage counsellor to Roger and Wendy. Edith and Phil decide it's the right moment to take a weekend break. While the cats are away...

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Hold The Sunset. Image shows from L to R: Phil (John Cleese), Bob (James Cosmo), Edith (Alison Steadman). Copyright: BBC.

4. The Burglary

First broadcast: Sunday 11th March 2018

As tensions grow between Roger and Wendy, a midnight break-in brings Edith face to face with a ghost from her past. How can she explain the raffish Bob to Phil?

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Hold The Sunset. Image shows from L to R: Roger (Jason Watkins), Queenie Gale (Anne Reid). Copyright: BBC.

5. Roger The Carer

First broadcast: Sunday 18th March 2018

Bob gives Roger the idea of applying to be a paid carer for Edith. However, Edith is perfectly well - so who can Roger persuade to stand in for her?

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6. Old Flames

First broadcast: Sunday 25th March 2018

Phil is worried that Edith's old flame Bob may be gaining ground, and that his own one-time floozy Desiree may put in an unwelcome appearance.

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Release date: Monday 26th March 2018

For Edith (Alison Steadman), 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 (John Cleese), an old boyfriend who now lives across the road.

Phil dreams of marrying Edith, and the...

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