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

The Old Guys

BBC One sitcom about two older male friends. 12 episodes (2 series), 2009 - 2010. Stars Roger Lloyd-Pack, Clive Swift, Jane Asher, Katherine Parkinson and others.

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

Date
Friday 16th July 2010
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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
Production team
Dewi Humphreys Director
Jack Docherty Producer
Sam Bain Executive Producer
Jesse Armstrong Executive Producer
Jemma Rodgers (as Jemma Rodgers Lowry) Executive Producer
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