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Boomers

  • Season 2
  • 6 episodes
  • Sitcom

Summary

Sitcom following the ups and downs of three retired couples living in Thurnemouth, 'Norfolk's only West-facing resort'.

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Episode 2: Matt & Seb

Summary

The residents attend a housewarming party thrown by gay newcomers Matt and Seb. However, trouble ensues when Alan spots one of Joyce's old bedside tables that he had recently thrown out, and claims his hosts have stolen it. Meanwhile, Carol is keen to leave early as she and Trevor are coming to the end of a period of sexual lent - which has raised Trevor's anxiety levels to an all-time high. Comedy, starring Philip Jackson, Alison Steadman, Russ Abbot, Stephanie Beacham, Paula Wilcox and James Smith.

Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

When Boomers gets up a head of steam there are big, silly laughs. Here our three retired couples visit their new Thurnmouth neighbours, who are holding a housewarming.

Said neighbours are a gay couple, which means a lot of the kind of comedy where well-meaning, old-fashioned people try to hide their self-consciousness about gay culture by overcompensating. To the extent that in one scene Joyce (Alison Steadman) finds herself claiming her husband Alan (Philip Jackson, dry and dour as ever) is gay himself.

There are enjoyable fillets of farce as Trevor and Carol approach the end of their “sexual Lent” and Alan tries to reclaim a family heirloom.

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Credits

Cast

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AlanPhilip Jackson
JoyceAlison Steadman
CarolPaula Wilcox
MaureenStephanie Beacham
TrevorJames Smith
JohnRuss Abbot
MattLee Boardman
SebRhashan Stone

Crew

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DirectorAdam Miller
ProducerPaul Schlesinger
WriterRichard Pinto

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  • Episode 2

    Matt & Seb

    Summary

    The residents attend a housewarming party thrown by gay newcomers Matt and Seb. However, trouble ensues when Alan spots one of Joyce's old bedside tables that he had recently thrown out, and claims his hosts have stolen it. Meanwhile, Carol is keen to leave early as she and Trevor are coming to the end of a period of sexual lent - which has raised Trevor's anxiety levels to an all-time high. Comedy, starring Philip Jackson, Alison Steadman, Russ Abbot, Stephanie Beacham, Paula Wilcox and James Smith.

    Review

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.

    When Boomers gets up a head of steam there are big, silly laughs. Here our three retired couples visit their new Thurnmouth neighbours, who are holding a housewarming.

    Said neighbours are a gay couple, which means a lot of the kind of comedy where well-meaning, old-fashioned people try to hide their self-consciousness about gay culture by overcompensating. To the extent that in one scene Joyce (Alison Steadman) finds herself claiming her husband Alan (Philip Jackson, dry and dour as ever) is gay himself.

    There are enjoyable fillets of farce as Trevor and Carol approach the end of their “sexual Lent” and Alan tries to reclaim a family heirloom.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show.

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    AlanPhilip Jackson
    JoyceAlison Steadman
    CarolPaula Wilcox
    MaureenStephanie Beacham
    TrevorJames Smith
    JohnRuss Abbot
    MattLee Boardman
    SebRhashan Stone

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorAdam Miller
    ProducerPaul Schlesinger
    WriterRichard Pinto
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