- Sky One
- 6 (1 series)
- Sally Phillips, Darren Strange, Tom Conti, Susie Blake, Jadie-Rose Hobson and Christian Lees
- Lloyd Woolf and Joe Tucker
- Simon Delaney
- Ben Farrell
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.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Friday 6th July 2012 on Sky One at 8:30pm
- Last new broadcast
- Friday 3rd August 2012 on Sky One at 8:30pm
- Length of episodes
- 30 minutes
- Last repeat
- Friday 14th November 2014 at 3:00am