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Parents Of The Band. Image shows from L to R: Eddie Soutakis (David Barseghian), Granville Cunningham (Franz Drameh), Phil Parker (Jimmy Nail), Jack Parker (Peter Losasso). Copyright: BBC / Serious Comedy.

Parents Of The Band

BBC One sitcom. 6 episodes (1 series), 2008 - 2009. Stars Jimmy Nail, Peter Losasso, Franz Drameh, David Barseghian, Michael Karim, Colin McFarlane, Nicola Hughes and others.

Parents Of The Band

Sitcom about a group of parents who are determined to live vicariously through the highs and lows of their children's band

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2008 - 2009
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Creators
Jimmy Nail and Tarquin Gotch
Starring
Jimmy Nail, Peter Losasso, Franz Drameh, David Barseghian, Michael Karim, Colin McFarlane, Nicola Hughes, Niky Wardley and others
Writer
David Cummings
Director
Dominic Brigstocke
Producer
Charlie Hanson

Jack and his fellow 15-year-old band mates want to rebel, meet girls and generally have a good time. In the minds of this group of hormone-addled teenage boys forming a band is the best way of achieving this.

So, what could possibly stand in the way of the boys and their small-scale ambitions? The answer to that would be their parents.

Not because they disapprove of the band or their music, it's much worse - they love it! Where the kids see nothing more than chicks, parties and alcopops, their parents see limousines, luxury yachts and Led Zeppelin.

Sadly for the boys their parents are the first generation to embrace the concept of 'middle-youth' by listening to young music, wearing young clothes and staving off middle-age with anything from jogging to botox.

They are lead by Jack's father Phil Palmer, a former Eighties pop musician with a single solitary hit to his name.

The parents are determined to live vicariously through the highs and lows of their children's band. So ensues an ongoing battle in the Palmer household where Jack has to fight harder than ever to create some kind of generation gap between him and his over-enthusiastic, meddling father.

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