Published: 13:00, 13 August 2014 |
Updated: 06:02, 14 August 2014
The BBC has been accused of taking "hideous liberties" after it emerged new Norfolk-based series Boomers was actually filmed in Kent - to save cash.
The comedy, which boasts a "stellar cast", is described by Executive Producer Shane Allen as a " very modern, affectionate and brutally honest" take on the lives of the retired.
It follows the ups and downs of three couples living in fictional Thurnemouth - "Norfolk's only West-facing resort".
"Why they take such hideous liberties with Norfolk and Suffolk, I don't know" - Keith Skipper
Joyce, played by Alison Steadman - well-known as Pamela in Gavin and Stacey, lives with Alan, played by Philip Jackson, who was in Poirot.
Trevor and Carol are played by James Smith, the ageing civil servant Glenn in political satire The Thick of It, and Paula Wilcox, who played Hilary Potts in Emmerdale.
West End stalwart Russ Abbot plays John. He lives with Maureen, played by Stephanie Beacham, who starred alongside Joan Collins in Dynasty.
John and Maureen approach retirement as if 60 is the new 40.
But there's a reminder of what's round the corner in Maureen's ever-present mother Joan, played by June Whitfield, who made regular appearances on Absolutely Fabulous.
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