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 3

This time the baby boomers explore alternative ways to make a living in the twilight of our lives.

Further details

Journalist Eve Pollard and campaigner Stanley Johnson struggle as assistants at a DIY store. Actress Amanda Barrie and singer Kenny Lynch try running a B&B. Cricket commentator Henry Blofeld considers a new career in wine. And John Prescott explains why he'd rather die than retire.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 27th June 2017
65 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 27th October 2019 1:15am 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
Corinne Mills Self
Leslie Potts Self
Gilbert Winfield 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
Will Bone Editor
Jamie Salisbury Composer


There's no running out of old people, and seemingly no running out of shows that find some fleetingly entertaining formats to feature them (if not exactly to cater for them). In this one, game seventysomethings in the public eye such as Stanley Johnson and Eve Pollard share their thoughts on ageing and get stuck into some fish-out-of-water challenges. Tonight, Eve takes a shift in B&Q, while Amanda Barrie and Kenny Lynch run a B&B.

John Robinson, The Guardian, 27th June 2017

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