Parents. Image shows from L to R: Sam Pope (Christian Lees), Becky Pope (Jadie-Rose Hobson), Alma Miller (Susie Blake), Jenny Pope (Sally Phillips), Nick Pope (Darren Strange), Len Miller (Tom Conti). Copyright: Objective Productions

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2012
Channels
Sky One
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Stars
Sally Phillips, Darren Strange, Tom Conti, Susie Blake, Jadie-Rose Hobson and Christian Lees
Writers
Lloyd Woolf, Joe Tucker and Simon Blackwell
Director
Simon Delaney
Producers
Ben Farrell, Phil Clarke, Lucy Lumsden and Andrew Newman
Companies

Flying the nest is a milestone moment, a melange of nerves and delight as you unfurl yourself from the parental wing to do the independent thing, to grow up and never look back... That's the idea anyway. But what if unforeseen circumstances, a flip in fortune, or, more specifically, unbridled rage force you to return and shack up with mum and dad once again? That's the 'what if' sparked by writers Lloyd Woolf and Joe Tucker in Parents.

Until recently, Jenny Pope was a high-flying executive living in a large house in leafy west London. That came to an abrupt halt when she lost her job. She says this was due to "structural changes" at the firm, but it might have had something to do with an altercation with a colleague that got a little, er, "punchy".

Things went from bad to worse when her house was repossessed, and now she's had to move her husband, self-styled entrepreneur Nick and two teenage children, Sam and Becky, into her parents' - Len and Alma - house in Kettering. Purely on a temporary basis, of course.

However, Jenny's determined to climb back up the ladder and get back to her old life, no matter what it takes.

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Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 6th July 2012 at 8:30pm on Sky One
Most recent repeats
  • Friday 14th November 2014 at 3:30am on Sky1 - Episode 6
  • Friday 14th November 2014 at 3:00am on Sky1 - Episode 5
  • Friday 7th November 2014 at 3:30am on Sky1 - Episode 4

Recording details

  • Wimbledon and Wimbledon Studios - Filmed from 30th January 2012.

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