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 2, Episode 2 - Triple Date

Tom and Roy are forced to entertain themselves when Sally decides to take herself away for a spa break.

Further details

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

The moment Sally has gone, Tom and Roy immediately start to miss having her around. In a bid to break out of their self confessed 'Sallyholic' dependency they decide to take up an evening class at the local college.

Far from taking up the next course in Kung Fu, Tom manages to bag himself a date with the Admissions Administrator, Joanna.

Just as Tom is getting ready for his date, an emergency call from Amber takes Tom away and he begs Roy to go in his place, explain the situation to Joanna and get the conversation going until he can get there. By the time Tom finally arrives Roy and Joanna are well acquainted and much to Tom's annoyance end up on a triple date. Tom and Roy decide to work together to charm Joanna in the hopes that she will choose one of them.

However, it's not long before the plan collapses and a battle of egos ensues as the boys try shamelessly to compete for Joanna's affections. Their attempts are thrown into disarray when Sally returns early from her break and is feeling lonely.

Broadcast details

Friday 16th July 2010
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 10th September 2011 1:20am Gold
Wednesday 16th November 2011 12:40am Gold
Sunday 4th March 2012 1:40pm Gold
Monday 30th July 2012 2:15am Gold
Sunday 26th August 2012 12:50am Gold
Sunday 26th August 2012 2:25am Gold

Cast & crew

Roger Lloyd Pack Tom
Clive Swift Roy
Jane Asher Sally
Vincent Ebrahim Rajan
Guest cast
Tessa Wyatt Joanna
Writing team
Sam Bain Writer
Jesse Armstrong Writer
Gareth Edwards Script Development
Production team
Dewi Humphreys Director
Jack Docherty Producer
Sam Bain Executive Producer
Jesse Armstrong Executive Producer
Jemma Rodgers (as Jemma Rodgers Lowry) Executive Producer
Simon Blackwell Associate Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Laura Wilson Editor
Dave Arrowsmith Production Designer
Ivor Cutler Composer

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