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 4 - Builders

Tom and Roy find themselves with a new lodger, Sally, when a burst pipe forces her to get the builders in. The rivalry between Tom and Roy escalates.

Further details

The old guys' lazy afternoon nap is cut short when Sally interrupts in her dressing gown; a burst water pipe has ruined her bathroom, could she trouble them to finish her shower in their bathroom? Tom and Roy readily agree, thrilled finally that Sally is in their house and, more excitingly, naked! It's a dream come true.

Sally's insurers agree to send the builders in which leaves her with another favour to ask of the guys - to move into their house on a temporary basis until the work is complete: a week at most. In preparation for Sally's arrival, Tom and Roy send themselves into a frenzy of pillow fluffing and scented candle placing in a bid to make everything perfect for the arrival of their new lodger.

Things go into overdrive as Tom and Roy fall over each other to impress Sally and can't do enough to please her, which in turn brings them to the decision that they can't let her go at the end of the week, and the two hatch a plan to delay the builder and extend Sally's stay.

All is going well but Tom and Roy's best behaviour to impress their guest is short-lived. While Sally goes along with the heavy breakfasts and high teas, she struggles to cope with the formality and constant mealtimes, so decides to accept Rajan's offers of trips away from the house.

Finally, in a bid to get the bathroom finished and Sally back into her own house, Tom and Roy decide enough is enough and finish it off themselves.

Broadcast details

Friday 30th July 2010
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 14th September 2011 1:45am Gold
Friday 18th November 2011 12:00am Gold
Tuesday 29th November 2011 2:15am Gold
Friday 3rd August 2012 1:50am Gold
Saturday 1st September 2012 2:30am Gold
Thursday 13th December 2012 12:50am Gold

Cast & crew

Roger Lloyd Pack Tom
Clive Swift Roy
Jane Asher Sally
Vincent Ebrahim Rajan
Guest cast
Andrew Brooke Jamie
Writing team
Simon Blackwell 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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