Viewers seem to be divided on whether this is just a bit of fun or a serious misrepresentation of the older generation. But I don’t think it’s really suggesting that everybody over the age of 70 has existed in such a bubble for the past decade they’ve never heard of the internet, political correctness or reality TV. Different generations have different views on things, that’s all.
In any case, in the final programe of the series Laura June, the very refined 82-year-old who struggled to master obscenities in programme one, gets a disturbingly frank lesson in celebrity from Geordie Shore’s Charlotte Crosby while Bobby tries to be politically correct. Winston goes online dating. Bernard convinces unsuspecting members of the public that he was a founding member of the Jackson Five and the architect of Hadrian's Wall.
Aired: 17 Aug 2016