Making it’a debut on the BBC in 2014, Boomers started life as a pilot (not broadcast) entitled ‘Grey Mates’ produced by Hat trick Productions in 2013.
Although the pilot was never broadcast a series was ordered by the BBC and under a new title ‘Boomers’ began it’s first series in August 2014. The cast includes some well known sitcom veterans including Paula Wilcox (Man About The House, The Smoking Room), June Whitfield (Terry and June, Carry On Films, Last Of The Summer Wine, Absolutely Fabulous).
The series was a hit with the viewers, returning in 2015 for a Christmas Special, before a new series debuted on Good Friday, 2016.
Boomers follows the ups and downs of the lives of three late middle-aged recently retired (or due to retire) couples, living in Thurnemouth, ‘Norfolk’s only West-facing resort’.
Russ Abbot – John
Stephanie Beacham – Maureen
Philip Jackson – Alan
James Smith – Trevor
Alison Steadman – Joyce
June Whitfield – Joan
Paula Wilcox – Carol
Created and Written By: Richard Pinto
Produced By: Hat Trick Productions for BBC
Original Transmission Dates: 15th August 2014 – present