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

Parents Of The Band

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2008 - 2009
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Sitcom about a group of parents who are determined to live vicariously through the highs and lows of their children's band. Stars Jimmy Nail, Peter Losasso, Franz Drameh, David Barseghian, Michael Karim and more.

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Series 1, Episode 1

Jack and his friends, Granville and Eddie, only formed a band to have a bit of a laugh and maybe attract some attention from the girls. But Jack's dad Phil has other ideas.

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Further details

Phil Parker takes a huge interest in son Jack's band - much to Jack's dismay. Phil may be a cabinet-maker now, but no one can take his silver disc away from him.

Phil is later unprepared for Granville and Eddie's parents, pompous lawyer Ashton, Carmen and Sandy being equally passionate about having a say in the future of the band. On the plus side for Phil, Eddie's mum, Sandy is very attractive and he wastes no time in asking her out.

Concerned about how Jack is coping since he and Jack's mum, Marketa, separated, Phil decides a bit of quality father-and-son time will do the trick. When he hears Radiohead are playing locally, he asks his ex-roadie and work colleague, Kipper, if he can score some tickets. Kipper promises to sort it, but what Kipper says and what Kipper does are two entirely different things.

Broadcast details

Friday 28th November 2008
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Jimmy Nail Phil Parker
Peter Losasso Jack Parker
Franz Drameh Granville Cunningham
David Barseghian Eddie Soutakis
Michael Karim Adi Kundra
Colin McFarlane Ashton Cunningham
Nicola Hughes Carmen Cunningham
Niky Wardley Sandy Soutakis
Geoffrey McGivern (as Geoff McGivern) Kipper Hitchcock
Nina Young Marketa
Lucinda Dryzek Lucy Soutakis
Cascade Brown Shania
Guest cast
Rosie Gill Wendy (Ashton's PA)
Susy Kane Diane
Alex Giannini Bowler
Writing team
David Cummings Writer
Dick Clement Script Editor
Ian La Frenais Script Editor
Production team
Dominic Brigstocke Director
Charlie Hanson Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer
Tarquin Gotch Executive Producer
Jimmy Nail Executive Producer
Richard Halladay Editor
Julie Harris Production Designer
Gary Kemp Composer
Jimmy Nail Composer


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A clip from the first episode of Parents Of The Band.

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