May To December. Image shows from L to R: Zoe Angell (Eve Matheson), Alec Callendar (Anton Rodgers). Copyright: Cinema Verity
May To December

May To December

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1989 - 1994
  • 39 episodes (6 series)

Middle-aged solicitor Alec Callender meets Zoe Angell, a PE teacher much younger than himself. Despite the age gap, romance soon blossoms. Stars Anton Rodgers, Eve Matheson, Lesley Dunlop, Paul Venables, Frances White and more.

May To December. Image shows from L to R: Alec Callendar (Anton Rodgers), Zoe Angell (Lesley Dunlop). Copyright: Cinema Verity

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1989 - 1994
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
39 (6 series)
Stars
Anton Rodgers, Eve Matheson, Lesley Dunlop, Paul Venables, Frances White, Rebecca Lacey, Carolyn Pickles, Kate Williams and more
Writer
Paul Mendelson
Directors
Sydney Lotterby, Paul Harrison and John Kilby
Producers
Sydney Lotterby, Sharon Bloom and Verity Lambert
Companies

Solicitor Alec Callender is a dreamer. He longs for cases in the vein of his hero, fictional attorney Perry Mason, but in small-town England rarely gets work more exciting than a mucky divorce.

However, a case of precisely that nature provides the middle-aged widower with excitement in the form of Zoe Angell. At 26, she is less than half of his age - barely older than his son in fact - but shared interests and a similar sense of humour with the young PE teacher sees romance blossom between the unlikely pair. Their families offer differing and wavering levels of support, but love will always find a way - won't it?

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 2nd April 1989 at 8:35pm on BBC One
Last new broadcast
Friday 27th May 1994 on BBC One
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • Pinner - Location filming

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