BBC One’s ‘Boomers’ to return for second season in 2016

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Comedy series Boomers will be back on BBC One with six new episodes next year.

Russ Abbot, Stephanie Beacham, Philip Jackson, James Smith, Alison Steadman and Paula Wilcox have just finished filming Season 2.

Written by Richard Pinto (The Kumars at No. 42), Boomers follows the ups and downs of three retired couples and launched on BBC One in August 2014.

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Season 2 will see the three couples raising the stakes as they deal with some of the bigger problems life throws at you including the offer of sexual experimentation, drug abuse and camping trips.

As the show returns, Mick (Nigel Planer) returns from his Spanish paradise minus his young Russian wife and has a surprise in store for Joyce; celebrating Trevor’s birthday and anniversary on a campsite, Joyce, Maureen and Carol strike up an interesting new friendship with a strapping young Nordic man; new neighbours have a house-warming party, which sees Alan and John unwittingly attempting to steal the hosts’ dog; Joyce steals her own granddaughter at her Naming Ceremony for essential Facebook updates, while Carol attempts to publish her own version of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ (and Trevor frets because it might be based on personal experience).

Meanwhile John considers an indecent proposal for Maureen in order to get into a sailing club.  And finally Maureen’s mum Joan (June Whitfield) shocks everyone with a surprise announcement that proves there’s still life in the old dog yet!

Guest stars will include Geoff McGivern (Vicious), Rhashan Stone (Mutual Friends), Isy Suttie (Peep Show), Simon Day (Nurse), Lee Boardman (Rome) and stand-up comedian Alun Cochrane (Mock the Week).

Shane Allen, Controller, BBC Comedy Commissioning commented: “The new series pushes our merry band of retirees into evermore agonising and ridiculous situations whilst crackling with sharply observed dialogue. It’s a privilege to see these well-loved and hugely accomplished performers in full flow with such richly comic material.”

Producer Paul Schlesinger added: “It’s great to welcome back this particular group of friends and to see their jealousies, general resentment and disappointment with life come off the page even more vividly than for series one.  All brought to life by a stellar comedy cast.”

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