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.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 3

Jack, Granville and Eddie must take work experience with each other's parents.

Further details

Jack, Granville and Eddie are on work experience. Their parents want to 'keep an eye on them' during their work experience, so they are all working with each other's parents.

Jack is at the law firm run by Granville's dad, Ashton. Phil, however, is appalled by the idea of raising a lawyer in his own home. He thinks Jack should concentrate on being a rock star instead.

Granville is overjoyed at the prospect of his placement at Sandy's salon, where he is convinced there will be lots of 'fine ladies'. And Eddie will be working with Phil, who plans for him to make his own guitar. Phil is hoping for another date with Sandy, so sending Eddie home with his fingers intact is probably a pre-requisite.

Later, Phil is horrified to find a packet of cigarettes in Jack's room. He confronts his son and makes a deal - if Jack packs in the cigarettes, he'll pack in his coffee. Unsurprisingly, Phil finds that cranberry juice just isn't the same as a good, strong coffee, and it's not long before his caffeine withdrawal starts to take effect...

Broadcast details

Friday 12th 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
Nina Young Marketa
Lucinda Dryzek Lucy Soutakis
Cascade Brown Shania
Guest cast
Rosie Gill Wendy (Ashton's PA)
Kellie Shirley Esther
Ayesha Antoine Camilla (Hairdresser)
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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