Legend of stage and screen Simon Callow (Four Weddings & A Funeral, Crackanory) returns to reprise his bravura performance as Brighton's most irascible pensioner, Henry Palmer, and continue his mission in life to be the pain in the establishment's arse.
Sticking two fingers up at authority, society and the vagaries of modern life, and of the firm belief that there's no problem that can't be solved by a great tune and a quick bit of vandalism, Henry Palmer is "a potty mouthed Victor Meldrew on steroids." (Radio Times).
Trying to keep him on the right side of the law, but more often than not becoming accessories, are his best friends Charles (Bill Paterson) and Margaret (Anita Dobson) along with his long-suffering daughter, Cath (Anna Crilly) and her husband Jeremy (Amit Shah). In Series 2, Frances Barber (Silk) guest stars as Charles' ex-wife, Angela and the cast also includes Ronald Pickup (The Crown), Jessie Cave (Harry Potter) and Vivian Oparah (Class) as Cath's new lodger, Amaya.
Henry is not just a grumpy old man. Indeed, far from it - he loves life and is determined to live it to the full. The trouble is, society seems determined to pigeon hole him as a cardigan and slipper wearing, daytime TV-loving pensioner who should quietly and peacefully enjoy his autumn years. But as a fully signed up Mod, with an innate desire to 'stick it to the man' at any opportunity, Henry is determined that his seventh decade is going to be anything but quiet and peaceful. He's not going anywhere, instead he's going to kick the Brighton sand in the faces of those who deserve it - all to a banging soundtrack of 60's Mod classics.