The Old Guys. Image shows from L to R: Tom (Roger Lloyd Pack), Roy (Clive Swift). Copyright: BBC
The Old Guys

The Old Guys

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2009 - 2010
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Old guys Tom and Roy live together and lust over sexy neighbour Sally. Stars Roger Lloyd Pack, Clive Swift, Jane Asher, Katherine Parkinson, Justin Edwards and Vincent Ebrahim

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Series 1, Episode 5 - The Croft

Tom and Roy take up Sally's offer of a week in a Highland croft.

Further details

The Old Guys. Sally (Jane Asher). Copyright: BBC

In need of a change of scene, Tom and Roy take up Sally's offer of a week in a Highland croft. The croft is one in which Sally was going to stay with her boyfriend, Mark, before his untimely death.

While Roy settles quickly to country life, Tom is soon bored to tears. With nothing to do, he invites Amber to their country idyll as long as she brings a big bag of DVDs. Having just split from her boyfriend, Steve (Sally's son), Amber agrees.

After a night in the pub, Amber picks up Malcolm, a local man, and takes him back to the croft. Unfortunately Sally then arrives unexpectedly with Steve. Tom must ensure that Steve doesn't find out about Malcolm, while also dealing with the possibility that the croft is haunted.

During these distractions, Roy seizes his chance to ask Sally if she would consider moving to the country permanently with him.

Broadcast details

Saturday 28th February 2009
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 23rd May 2010 8:00pm Gold
Wednesday 7th September 2011 1:20am Gold
Friday 11th November 2011 12:40am Gold
Monday 20th February 2012 12:40am Gold

Cast & crew

Roger Lloyd Pack Tom
Clive Swift Roy
Jane Asher Sally
Katherine Parkinson Amber
Justin Edwards Steve
Guest cast
William Andrews (as Will Andrews) Malcolm (Scottish Date)
Writing team
Sam Bain Writer
Jesse Armstrong Writer
Robert Popper Script Development
Production team
Dewi Humphreys Director
Jack Docherty Producer
Alan Tyler Executive Producer
Sam Bain Executive Producer
Jesse Armstrong Executive Producer
Gareth Edwards Associate Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Laura Wilson Editor
Iain McDonald Production Designer
Ivor Cutler Composer

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