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 6 - Engagement

Tom and Sally get together to organise Amber's big day when Steve proposes, and Roy becomes agony aunt to Steve's pre-wedding nerves.

Further details

When Amber calls round to show off her home-grown vegetables she doesn't bank on the reaction she receives from her unimpressed dad, Tom, and changes the subject to the exciting news that she has accepted Steve's proposal.

Tom realises that, financially, this is going to be most crippling day of his life but on the plus side he and Sally will be spending a lot more time together.

As mother of the groom, Sally goes into wedding overdrive and calls a meeting with Tom to get started on the essential 200-strong guest list. A worried Toms turns to Roy for advice, who advises him to be honest - Sally will understand that he can't afford a lavish wedding and assures him Amber will be happy with a simple day. Alternatively, he could always part with his beloved motorbike...

Tom confesses he can't meet the cost of a big day and Sally offers to pick up the bill with a nest egg she purposely set aside. It isn't long before pre-wedding nerves set in with Steve turning to Roy for marriage tips and Amber to her dad for reassurance that she is doing the right thing.

Sally also begins to have her doubts about a big wedding before Tom saves the day announcing he has sold his motorbike to give his daughter a perfect wedding and honeymoon to match, not realising that the reality turns out to be something quite different.

Broadcast details

Friday 13th August 2010
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Roger Lloyd-Pack Tom
Clive Swift Roy
Jane Asher Sally
Katherine Parkinson Amber
Justin Edwards Steve
Vincent Ebrahim Rajan
Guest cast
Monica Gibb Registrar
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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