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

The Baby Boomers' Guide To Growing Old

  • TV comedy
  • More4
  • 2017
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

Exploring the world of Britain's over-65s through the eyes of 13 pension aged celebrities. Stars Amanda Barrie, Johnny Ball, Edwina Currie, Henry Blofeld, Stanley Johnson and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1

This week, our baby boomers bring their sense of mischief to the complex issue of love and relationships in later life.

Further details

Actress Amanda Barrie and cricket commentator Henry Blofeld take the reins for the day at a dating agency, tasked with setting up septuagenarian John with a date for cuddles and maybe more. Esther Rantzen and her wingman Johnny Ball head out for an evening dancing ceroc to find out how some senior singles are learning modern jive whilst also on the lookout for love.

We also ask the ever-grumpy John Prescott what he'd write in a lonely hearts ad, and Edwina Currie gives some top tips on second marriages.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 13th June 2017
65 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 20th October 2019 2:15am More4

Cast & crew

Amanda Barrie Self
Johnny Ball Self
Edwina Currie Self
Henry Blofeld Self
Stanley Johnson Self
Roy Hudd Self
Kenny Lynch Self
Laila Morse Self
Nina Myskow Self
Eve Pollard Self
John Prescott (as Lord John Prescott) Self
Esther Rantzen (as Dame Esther Rantzen) Self
Jim Rosenthal Self
Su Pollard Narrator
Guest cast
Linda Cloke Self
Tim Sant Self
Writing team
Judith Holder Writer
Production team
Ed Sunderland Series Director
Isobel Williams Series Producer
Jon Connerty Executive Producer
Jamie Isaacs Executive Producer
Kevin Forde Producer/Director
Luke Ellis Editor
Jamie Salisbury Composer


The Baby Boomers' Guide to Growing Old review

Su Pollard's voiceover did try to prepare us. 'Warning!' she growled at the outset of The Baby Boomer's Guide To Getting Old (More4). 'This programme contains old people talking about sex. Get over it!' And she wasn't kidding. Honestly, you'd think the over-70s never think about anything else.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 14th June 2017

Debut of a new series that claims to illuminate a new demographic phenomenon - the fact that post-65 retirement is now often measured in decades rather than years - but which is mostly a reality show. The conceit is that well-known personages - among them Edwina Currie, Kenny Lynch and Esther Rantzen - will explore different aspects of later life. Tonight, it's love, with Henry Blofeld and Amanda Barrie running a dating agency.

Andrew Mueller, The Guardian, 13th June 2017

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