Boomers follows the ups and downs of three couples living in Thurnemouth, 'Norfolk's only west-facing resort'.There's Alan and Joyce, who are coming at retirement from very different directions; Alan wants to slow down, Joyce wants to speed up. Alan tries to avoid as many of Joyce's social commitments as possible, but downsizing to a bungalow has meant there are fewer places for him to hide.John and Maureen, living in their gadget-filled dream house, are adventurous in every aspect of life including the bedroom. For them, 60 is the new 40. However, there's a reminder of what's around the corner with Maureen's ever-present mum Joan.And finally there's Trevor and Carol, who've got non-communication down to such a fine art that if Carol spent a weekend away, Trevor might not even notice.
The three couples are returning from the Christmas markets in Cologne, but at the Channel Tunnel incorrect tickets, a looming strike and rude novelty Santas all spell disaster.
The friends head to a campsite, where the boys get into trouble on a bike ride.
Alan's in mid loft clear-out, having hired a skip for the purpose, when new couple Matt and Seb pop by to invite them to their housewarming party that night. Despite Alan's natural inclination to say no to a social invitation, Joyce is keen to be welcoming to the new neighbours so accepts on their behalf. The party is in full flow when our gang arrive. John - having confessed to Alan that he's catnip to gay men - instead immediately attracts the attentions of Matt and Seb's house dog Becks, much to Alan's amusement. Carol's keen to leave early as she and Trevor are coming to the end of a period of sexual lent, which has raised Trevor's anxiety levels to an all time high. Maureen's just excited to be at a 'real gay party' - she used to be a regular at all the clubs back in the day - but Joyce has told her to keep a lid on it, as she doesn't want anyone thinking they're old fogies with outdated notions 'of the gay scene'. Meanwhile, Alan's spotted one of Joyce's old bedside tables that he had recently thrown out and thinks his hosts have stolen it, which they deny. Unconvinced, Alan tells John he's going to steal it back and enlists his help. But it turns out nicking your own stuff back off your neighbours is more complicated than you might think.
A funeral is approaching, and Alan is particularly looking forward to it as his old friend Mick is attending, from his retirement home in Spain. No one else is quite so pleased.
Carol and Trevor celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. With Joyce having organised a gastro-pub lunch, it looks like it could be a party to remember.
Thurnemouth Day is on the horizon, but for chairman Trevor he also has to consider his strained marriage. Meanwhile, Joyce has an equally lofty office to hold in the local Choral Society.
Joyce is retiring and Alan has organised a house party, complete with video tributes. Maureen's more interested by their new neighbours, fresh from London.
Joyce and Alan have financial concerns and are considering downsizing.
As the gang head off for their annual 1960s-themed getaway weekend, it looks like there could be a little less fun and a little more stress at the seaside.