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 3 - Tom Moves Out

The day has come for Tom to move out. Roy contemplates life on his own again and Sally decides to focus all of her energies into portrait painting.

Further details

The Old Guys step six months back in time, to the day they thought they had all been waiting for, Tom receiving the good news that his application for a flat has not only been accepted but processed by the housing association. He can move into his own place right away.

To celebrate, Tom invites everyone for a slap up house warming. There's just one small problem, the fire alarm has a mind of its own, one that Tom isn't going to be beaten by and one that all of the guests suffer for.
The excitement of having his own place soon begins to wear off and the thought of Roy having his place all to himself is proving to be quite lonely too. Amber's partner Steve on the other hand is in high demand as they both make a bid for him to keep them company now they are in need of some company.

Rajan's Deli is open for business and Rajan (the owner) is keen to impress his customers, a tactic that doesn't go down so well with suspicious Tom.

Meanwhile Sally, takes her last casting call rejection as a sign to put all her energy into painting. She wastes no time in starting with a portrait of Tom and delivers it as a house warming gift to brighten up his new pad.

A delighted Tom feigns his happiness and a promise to hang it in pride of place. Sally, bolstered by Tom's delight at his portrait, decides to embrace the art, presenting Roy with his own unique portrait and begins a sitting with Amber which leads both to the conversation of just how unhappy Tom and Roy are now they are apart.

They take it upon themselves to make a plan to get them talking. It's not long before Sally discovers that her portraits aren't the classic works of art she'd anticipated and Roy finally admits that actually he quite misses having Tom around.

Broadcast details

Friday 23rd July 2010
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 13th September 2011 1:55am Gold
Thursday 17th November 2011 12:40am Gold
Saturday 7th April 2012 2:25am Gold
Saturday 1st September 2012 2:00am Gold
Thursday 8th November 2012 1:00am Gold

Cast & crew

Roger Lloyd Pack Tom
Clive Swift Roy
Jane Asher Sally
Katherine Parkinson Amber
Justin Edwards Steve
Vincent Ebrahim Rajan
Guest cast
Richard Freeman Karl
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
Simon Blackwell Associate Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Laura Wilson Editor
Dave Arrowsmith Production Designer
Ivor Cutler Composer

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