Show Synopsis

Edith and Phil are still determined to escape to the Mediterranean sun. But life conspires, and the dream seems to be drifting further away.

Hold the sunset

This warmhearted comedy returns with a stellar cast led by Alison Steadman and John Cleese.

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Roger, always broke, hits on the idea of running Edith’s spare bedroom as a bed and breakfast – a plan he hasn’t quite got round to sharing with his mother. And when his first guests arrive just as Joan – Edith’s difficult sister – comes to say, chaos in the house reaches its peak.

Roger and Bob the burglar decide to become buskers, with Methuselah the crocodile (Roger’s glove puppet) doing the singing. Surprisingly, they’re a big hit, but their lack of a licence leads to trouble with the police.

Meanwhile Wendy, now divorced from Roger, surprises everyone by writing a bestselling children’s book about a family of lemmings. But Phil is outraged when he realises the antics of the lemming family are directly based on all of them.

And romance is blossoming for Sandra, with the last person anyone would expect. Phil’s irritated she might pip him and Edith to the altar. Will they finally tie the knot and make it to that balcony in the sun?

Next On

Episode 1, Series 1

Wednesday December 11 at 9:05pm


Episode 1 | Series 1

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

Episode 2, Series 1

Wednesday December 11 at 9:40pm


Episode 2 | Series 1

Phil and Roger make rival attempts to impress Edith on her seventieth birthday.

Episode 3, Series 1

Wednesday December 11 at 10:15pm

Marriage Counsellor

Episode 3 | Series 1

Mrs Gale offers to help sort out Roger and Wendy's marital problems.

Episode 4, Series 1

Wednesday December 11 at 10:50pm

The Burglary

Episode 4 | Series 1

A midnight break-in brings Edith face to face with a ghost from her past.

Episode 5, Series 1

Wednesday December 11 at 11:25pm

Roger The Carer

Episode 5 | Series 1

Roger tries to pass as a carer for his mother but has to ask someone to stand in for her.

Episode 6, Series 1

Thursday December 12 at 12:00am

Old Flames

Episode 6 | Series 1

Phil is worried that Edith's old flame Bob may be gaining ground.

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