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 4

Phil is in a good mood when he receives a royalty check for his Eighties hit. Meanwhile, Jack is smitten with a girl from Denmark.

Further details

Phil is in a good mood when he receives a royalty check for his Eighties hit. It may be only for £72.50 but, hey, it's a night out. All being well it should be a night out with Sandy...

Jack, meanwhile, is smitten when he meets Inge, a girl from Denmark, in the park. When Jack learns that Inge sings, he is convinced she would be a great addition to the band, but Granville and Eddie aren't so keen - Adi is already their lead singer and they don't want to stab him in the back. Phil is especially concerned at the prospect. As far as he is concerned, having a woman in a band only leads to strife and heartache, and that's the last thing he wants for Jack. However, when Phil sees how hard Jack has fallen for Inge, he decides it wouldn't hurt to at least have some rehearsals with her.

When Sandy, Ashton and Carmen learn that Phil has made a decision about the band without them, it doesn't go down well. But when Phil plays them the track he's recorded with Inge and the band, they see that maybe he was right after all. And, luckily for Phil, this also means that his date with Sandy is still on. But how will Adi and his father, Daneesh, take the news?

Broadcast details

Friday 19th 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
Inder Manocha Daneesh Kundra
Guest cast
Ayesha Antoine Camilla (Hairdresser)
Sarah Vezmar Inge
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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