Close to the Edge Ep3

Scripted documentary series following a group of friends in their 60s, 70s and 80s based in Bournemouth. Mixing elements of storytelling techniques from drama and documentary in a bold new form, the series explores the full range of issues faced…

Close to the Edge Ep3

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Scripted documentary series following a group of friends in their 60s, 70s and 80s based in Bournemouth.

Mixing elements of storytelling techniques from drama and documentary in a bold new form, the series explores the full range of issues faced by people over 65. With the cast devising and improvising many of the scenes themselves, the series captures the romance and real-life drama of their everyday lives – the business entrepreneur, a comedian dating again for the first time in 40 years, and a political activist are just some of the real-life characters living their life to the full.

This frank, funny and warm series follows the diverse group of friends grappling with the issues that face us all – finding love, restarting your career, friendships and rivalries – as well as frankly exploring the challenges of getting older – coping with illness, feelings of loneliness and preparing for the end that will eventually greet us all.

Babs’s dislike of Vanessa leads to her meeting the UKIP candidate for Bournemouth to complain. This in turn leads to an ugly confrontation between Babs and Vanessa at John’s comedy gig. Simon surprises Monty at a life drawing class.

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