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.

Catch-up on Episode 6 on BBC iPlayer

Hold The Sunset. Image shows from L to R: Joan (Sue Johnston), Queenie Gale (Anne Reid), Phil (John Cleese), Bob (James Cosmo), Celia (Annette Badland), Jack Dugdale (Peter Egan), Roger (Jason Watkins), Wendy Stevens (Rosie Cavaliero), Edith (Alison Steadman), Sandra (Joanna Scanlan). Copyright: BBC.

Christmas Special - If I Were A Wise Man

It's the last Christmas Edith will have with her family before she and Phil set off for their dream retirement in the Mediterranean. Edith's son Roger enlists her scurrilous one-time flame, Bob 'the burglar', to give Christmas its proper flavour; Edith's sister Joan won't watch the Queen's Speech anywhere else; Queenie locks Sandra and Wendy into a wardrobe; and Phil finds himself talking to a ghost.

Broadcast details

Sunday 23rd December 2018
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Alison Steadman Edith
John Cleese Phil
Jason Watkins Roger
Rosie Cavaliero Wendy Stevens
Joanna Scanlan Sandra
Anne Reid Queenie Gale
James Cosmo Bob
Peter Egan Jack Dugdale
Sue Johnston Joan
Guest cast
Annette Badland Celia
Edward Aczel Estate Agent
Production team
Sandy Johnson Director
Nick Gorman 1st Assistant Director
Moira Williams Producer
Humphrey Barclay Producer
Chris Sussman Executive Producer
Adam Bokey Editor
David Hitchcock Production Designer
June Nevin Costume Designer
Trevelyan Oliver Director of Photography
Nichola Bellamy Make-up Designer
Theo Vidgen Composer
Gregor Sharp Commissioning Editor

Supporters and subscribers get more

Additional content and tools are available across the site for Supporters and BCG Pro subscribers. On this page you can:

  • BCG Pro Gold users can see additional crew credits  
    If you join BCG Pro Gold, you can see 1st assistant director, costume designer, make-up designer, commissioning editor & director of photography credits for this episode.

Donate (for fans) BCG Pro

Already a donor or Pro user?