The Baby Boomers' Guide to Growing Old

The Baby Boomers' Guide to Growing Old

Series 1 - Episode 2

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Review

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.

Summary

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

Executive Producer Jon Connerty
Executive Producer Jamie Isaacs
Series Producer Isobel Williams
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