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Hold the Sunset

  • 2018
  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Comedy

Summary

Edith's dreams of retirement to the sun with her long-term suitor Phil are shattered when her 50-year-old son Roger arrives home, seeking to recapture his boyhood happiness.

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Episode 5: Roger the Carer

Summary

Bob suggests that Roger apply to become his mother's paid carer - but the only problem is that she is in perfect health, so he needs someone more in need of support to pose as her. Phil agrees to lend Sandra money to invest in her business - but there are strings attached to his generous offer, which causes concern for Edith.
Recommended

Review

In sitcoms more than any other kind of TV, one person’s meat is another’s poison. Witness the exchange of views on our Feedback pages where readers wrote in to complain indignantly about how unfunny Hold the Sunset was, whereupon other readers wrote to complain indignantly about the complaints: they loved it.

What the series has shown beyond doubt is that there’s a big audience out there for gentle, quirky comedy about people in later life. This week, however, Edith and Phil (Alison Steadman and John Cleese) barely get a look-in as the plot focuses instead on Roger (Jason Watkins) and his attempt to get an income by pretending to be Edith’s carer.

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Credits

Cast

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PhilJohn Cleese
EdithAlison Steadman
RogerJason Watkins
Mrs GaleAnne Reid
BobJames Cosmo
Mrs PoolSuzanne Packer
FelicityAlexandra Roach
SandraJoanna Scanlan

Crew

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DirectorSandy Johnson
Executive producerChris Sussman
ProducerMoira Williams
ProducerHumphrey Barclay
WriterCharles McKeown

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  • Episode 5

    Roger the Carer

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    Summary

    Bob suggests that Roger apply to become his mother's paid carer - but the only problem is that she is in perfect health, so he needs someone more in need of support to pose as her. Phil agrees to lend Sandra money to invest in her business - but there are strings attached to his generous offer, which causes concern for Edith.
    Recommended

    Review

    In sitcoms more than any other kind of TV, one person’s meat is another’s poison. Witness the exchange of views on our Feedback pages where readers wrote in to complain indignantly about how unfunny Hold the Sunset was, whereupon other readers wrote to complain indignantly about the complaints: they loved it.

    What the series has shown beyond doubt is that there’s a big audience out there for gentle, quirky comedy about people in later life. This week, however, Edith and Phil (Alison Steadman and John Cleese) barely get a look-in as the plot focuses instead on Roger (Jason Watkins) and his attempt to get an income by pretending to be Edith’s carer.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour | HD | SUB | WIDE | AD

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PhilJohn Cleese
    EdithAlison Steadman
    RogerJason Watkins
    Mrs GaleAnne Reid
    BobJames Cosmo
    Mrs PoolSuzanne Packer
    FelicityAlexandra Roach
    SandraJoanna Scanlan

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorSandy Johnson
    Executive producerChris Sussman
    ProducerMoira Williams
    ProducerHumphrey Barclay
    WriterCharles McKeown

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