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 5

Phil ropes the band into playing at his parents' fiftieth wedding anniversary party.

Further details

Phil ropes the band into playing at his parents' fiftieth wedding anniversary party, leaving the others furious that he has arranged a gig behind their backs. The band are not particularly happy either, fearing that performing for pensioners could turn them into a laughing stock.

Meanwhile, Phil's dad refuses to enjoy himself, the boys take a trip to a music shop in search of a guitar for Eddie, and events at the party take an unexpected turn.

Broadcast details

Friday 2nd January 2009
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
Inder Manocha Daneesh Kundra
Guest cast
Susan Jameson Mary (Phil's Mum)
Berwick Kaler George (Phil's Dad)
Perry Benson Ned (Guitar Shop Owner)
Elena Argiros Emily (Party Girl)
Ceris Hine Janice (Party Girl)
Stephanie Davis Laura (Party Girl)
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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