Miriam Margolyes, Sylvester McCoy and Wayne Sleep move into The Real Marigold Hotel

Travel series coming to BBC2 later this month

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Just because you’re older doesn’t mean you have to slow down. BBC2 have announced a new travel documentary series featuring an all-star cast of senior citizens.

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The Real Marigold Hotel, named for the successful movies, will feature eight much-loved celebrities travelling to India to see whether they can set up a better, more rewarding retirement than in the UK. 

Making the trek later this January are: Miriam Margolyes, Wayne Sleep and Patti Boulaye (all OBEs), former Doctor Sylvester McCoy, funnyman Roy Walker, Rosemary Shrager, Bobby George and former news reader Jan Leeming.

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They’ll each spend three weeks in a haveli – an Indian private mansion – and in-between making forays into the local culture, will have to work out the cleaning rota. With this line-up, we imagine that will make for entertaining viewing.