Boomers

News item dated:13/08/2014

Don't miss brand new comedy "Boomers" - Friday‘s 9pm on BBC 1

'Life is a long journey. If we're lucky, we'll make some friends along the way. If we're unlucky, they'll stay in touch.' BBC One has commissioned a brand new six part series Boomers with an all-star cast of much-loved British actors: Russ Abbot, Stephanie Beacham, Philip Jackson, James Smith, Alison Steadman, June Whitfield and Paula Wilcox

Boomers follows the ups and downs of three couples living in Thurnemouth, 'Norfolk's only West facing resort.' There's Alan (Philip Jackson, Pete Versus Life, Poirot, My Week With Marilyn) and Joyce (Alison Steadman, The Syndicate, Gavin and Stacey, Fat Friends), who are coming at retirement from very different directions: Alan wants to slow down, Joyce wants to speed up. Alan tries to avoid as many of Joyce's social commitments as possible, but downsizing to a bungalow has meant there are fewer places to hide.