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The Baby Boomers' Guide to Growing Old
Series 1 - Episode 2
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TV is watched by the over-50s. The average BBC1 viewer is 61, apparently, the average Channel 4 viewer 55. I can’t find figures for the More4 audience but this curious series seems determined to alienate them, with a group of brightly dressed older celebrities behaving like a clown car of willing buffoons.
Lord knows why Jim Rosenthal agreed to tour a shop looking at stairlifts and incontinence pads, but at least he keeps his dignity, more or less. The double act of Amanda Barrie and Henry Blofeld flirt heavily while learning about cosmetic surgery in Harley Street. “Cut my f***ing head off actually, darling,” shrieks Barrie. Also: Esther Rantzen on the subject of wind.
Celebrities including actress Amanda Barrie and cricket commentator Henry Blofeld take a wry look at the ageing process, and have an amusing encounter with a cosmetic surgeon.
Cast & Crew
Full Episode Guide
John Prescott and Eve Pollard explain why growing old isn't all bad news
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Coronation Street: Phelan attacks Vinny - watch the full scene
Home and Away: Beth collapses - can Mason save her life?