A comedy series adapted from the comic-strip of the same name appearing in "The Oldie" magazine. Simon Callow stars as rebellious pensioner Henry Palmer.
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 Henry Palmer / ... 9 episodes, 2016-2017
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 PC Burns / ... 3 episodes, 2016-2017
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 DS Freeman 2 episodes, 2017
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 Mod funeral bearer / ... 2 episodes, 2017
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A comedy series adapted from the comic-strip of the same name appearing in "The Oldie" magazine. Simon Callow stars as rebellious pensioner Henry Palmer.

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A rebel without a cause!
1 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

Just terrible...

British (alleged) comedy featuring the antics of an old man and his family and friends that have to pick up the pieces...

The idea of a man in his 70s giving society the finger before he dies is a good one so (as an old man myself) I was looking forward to this.

I soldiered through this torture till the end and came away angry. First of all the characters are simply HORRIBLE.

A 'pet therapist' who hates animals, her effeminate Indian husband who simply says 'Babes!' all the time, a drunk old codger who laughs for no reason and the main character... a thoroughly unpleasant piece of dirt who likes to swear and rather than 'rebel' against anything, is just filling in his life with childish antics.

The casting is completely wrong. A middle aged frumpy woman is married to an effeminate Indian teenager. This must rate as the most mismatched couple on television ever. It's painful to watch.

The 'classic rock' music soundtrack seems to have been selected directly from Rock FM by a child who thinks he knows what the music scene was all about half a century ago. In the context of this TV series, the songs are drab, cliché and annoying.

Even the wonderful Simon Callow can't breathe any humanity or comedy into this stinker. The script seems to be penned by a teenage boy who has the idea that if old people swear enough then that counts as comedy.


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