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The Baby Boomers' Guide To Growing Old. Image shows from L to R: Johnny Ball, Amanda Barrie, Edwina Currie, Lord John Prescott. Copyright: Liberty Bell.

The Baby Boomers' Guide To Growing Old

More4 comedy about growing old. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2017. Stars Amanda Barrie, Johnny Ball, Edwina Currie, Henry Blofeld and others.

The Baby Boomers' Guide To Growing Old. Image shows from L to R: Henry Blofeld, Amanda Barrie. Copyright: Liberty Bell.

The Baby Boomers' Guide To Growing Old

Exploring the world of Britain's over-65s through the eyes of 13 pension aged celebrities

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
2017
Channel
More4
Episodes
4   (1 series)
Starring
Amanda Barrie, Johnny Ball, Edwina Currie, Henry Blofeld, Stanley Johnson, Roy Hudd, Kenny Lynch, Laila Morse and others
Writer
Judith Holder
Director
Ed Sunderland
Producer
Isobel Williams

People used to think that hitting 65 years old and retiring meant that life was over and it was time to join the blue rinse brigade. However, old age is changing. Nowadays, pensioners are living longer and aren't going quietly. The Baby Boomers' Guide To Growing Old explores the world of Britain's over-65s through the eyes of 13 pension aged celebrities.

Growing old gracefully in this light-hearted four-part series are former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, TV personality Johnny Ball, author and journalist Eve Pollard, former Carry On and Corrie actress Amanda Barrie, former MP Edwina Currie, journalist and TV presenter Esther Rantzen, Ex-EastEnder Laila Morse, journalist and TV personality Nina Myskow, sports presenter Jim Rosenthal, cricket commentator Henry Blofeld, politician Stanley Johnson, actor and comedian Roy Hudd and actor and singer Kenny Lynch.

Each episode takes a wry look at a different subject area - Love, Work, Body and Fun. The celebrities pair up to spend time exploring the new 'third age' by immersing themselves in the activities and lifestyles of oldies from around the UK. Activities include Henry and Amanda running a dating agency for those in later life, and also spending a day exploring the different methods pensioners use to help stay young; Johnny takes Esther to a Ceroc class to help her find love; Stanley and Eve do a shift at B&Q to find out why they believe in the benefits of an older workforce; Roy and John head out for a day of fun with the Red Hatters; Amanda and Kenny run a country B&B to find out if the reality lives up to the retirement dream; Edwina performs with the UK Subs - a punk band with a 72 year old lead singer; and a sprightly Jim spends a day finding out just what awaits him if and when his body starts to give up...

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