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 2

The band lands their first official gig playing at Adi's birthday party - on the condition that Adi sings lead, of course.

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Further details

The band lands their first official gig playing at Adi's birthday party. But will they finally settle on a band name before the gig?

The band decides to rehearse at Eddie's house, for a change. And, for Jack, it's a chance to be near Eddie's gorgeous big sister, Lucy - not that she would even notice him. Phil, Jack's dad, is a bit miffed at first but, on the plus side, he gets to flirt with Sandy. Phil asks Sandy (Eddie's mum) out for a drink, but is surprised to learn that she has been invited over to Ashton and Carmen's place for dinner. Phil is suspicious that he has not been invited, too - could they be having a meeting about the band without him?

Meanwhile, Jack is horrified when his dad tells him he loves him, twice, in the space of 24 hours, especially as he's not sure what has prompted it. Maybe he banged his head?

Elsewhere, rehearsals at Eddie's turn out to be a bit more eventful than expected when some local hoodies appear on the doorstep. Luckily for the band, the hoodies' appearance coincides with the impromptu arrival of Phil and Ashton, and Phil immediately sends the hoodies packing.

At the birthday party, Adi is ecstatic that the audience is full of girls. The gig goes well until the hoodies from earlier show up - it seems they saw the invite on the internet. Will Phil's heroics backfire?

Broadcast details

Friday 5th December 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
Lucinda Dryzek Lucy Soutakis
Cascade Brown Shania
Inder Manocha Daneesh Kundra
Guest cast
Rosie Gill Wendy (Ashton's PA)
Jack Bence Teenager 1
Salman Akhtar Teenager 2
William Findley Doctor
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


Parents Of The Band Episode 2 Preview

The band lands their first official gig, playing at Adi's birthday party.

Featuring: Peter Losasso (Jack Parker) & Jimmy Nail (Phil Parker).

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