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Hold The Sunset cast and spoilers from new BBC One comedy

New BBC One comedy Hold The Sunset concludes tonight but who’s on the cast and what’s it all about?


In Hold The Sunset, for Edith (Alison Steadman), life is pretty good. She’s been a widow for some years now, but her children live locally and drop by regularly, and she enjoys daily visits from Phil (John Cleese), an old boyfriend who now lives across the road.

Phil dreams of marrying Edith, and the pair of them upping sticks and moving abroad to the sunshine. But after months of turning him down, on the happy day Edith finally says ‘yes’, there’s a knock on the door – and there on the step, with a large suitcase, is her 50 year old son Roger (Jason Watkins).

He announces that he’s left his wife, his kids and his good job at the bank, and come home in an attempt to find his lost happiness again. And in a blink, to Edith’s dismay and Phil’s fury, all dreams are on hold.

Hold The Sunset Cast

Alongside Edith (Alison Steadman), Phil (John Cleese) and Roger (Jason Watkins), other characters and cast include Queenie (Anne Reid) and Wendy (Rosie Cavaliero).

In tonight’s sixth and final episode, Phil (John Cleese) is worried that Edith’s (Alison Steadman) old flame Bob (James Cosmo) may be gaining ground, and that his own one-time floozy Desiree (Shobna Gulati) may put in an unwelcome appearance.

Hold The Sunset airs tonight at 7:30PM on BBC One.

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