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.

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Series 6, Episode 3 - Son Of My Father

Alec is persuaded by Zoë to give careers talk at school about being a solicitor.

Further details

Alec is persuaded by Zoë to give careers talk at school about being a solicitor. Alec reluctantly agrees but soon has a crisis on his hands when Jamie announces he wants to leave the profession. Alec is disappointed, upset and angry with Jamie for giving in so easily, just because he isn't dealing with big cases every day like Perry Mason. Zoë persuades Jamie to attend Alec's talk.

Alec, on seeing Jamie at the back of the hall, gives a different speech to his original and says that being a solicitor is dull, sometimes very dull but the reason he does it is because he is doing something for his community and even though what he does is usually very small it does make a difference and that is what makes it worthwhile. Alec's talk may not have enticed any of the kids into the law but it certainly gets Jamie back into it. Father and Son make up.

Broadcast details

Friday 6th May 1994
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 16th June 2023 5:20pm Drama

Cast & crew

Anton Rodgers Alec Callendar
Lesley Dunlop Zoe Angell
Paul Venables Jamie Callendar
Frances White Miss Flood
Carolyn Pickles Simone
Ashley Jensen Rosie MacConnachy
Guest cast
Duncan Duff Robbie
Albie Woodington Mr. Wilkins
Edward Lyon Head Teacher
Edward Phillips Mr. Wharton
Writing team
Geoffrey Deane Writer
Production team
Paul Harrison Director
Sharon Bloom Producer
Verity Lambert Executive Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Richard Brackenbury Production Designer
Laura Scott Casting Director
Philip Lester Costume Designer
Ann Rayment Make-up Designer
Terry Brett Lighting Designer
Mark Warman Composer

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