The Old Guys, 2009

Proving he’s not just an old bucket Clive Swift stars alongside Roger Lloyd-Pack in this BBC sitcom from the writers of Peep Show and The Thick of It

The Old Guys ran for two series of six episodes each between 2009 and 2010.

Despite a strong cast the show was not the critical success the BBC might have hoped for, receiving mixed reviews in the press.

The Old Guys is occasionally repeated on UKTV GOLD.


Housemates Tom and Roy are the ying to each other’s yang.  Roy is well-read, organised, clean and sensitive. Tom is anything but.

As the two housemates settle into retirement, they are faced with the prospect of life simply not turning out quite how they imagined.

Together, however, they manage to muddle through life – answering the important questions that retirement poses. Questions involving religion, true-love and precisely how early is too early to start drinking in the day.










Roger Lloyd-Pack – Tom
Clive Swift – Roy
Jane Asher – Sally
Katherine Parkinson – Amber
Vincecent Ebrahim – Rajan
Justin Edwards – Steve


Channel: BBC1
Created By: Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain
Written By: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain and Simon Blackwell
Original Transmission Dates: 31st January 2009 – 13th August 2010

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