British commercial broadcaster ITV has commissioned UK indie Avalon to produce a series that will feature a roster of old age pensioners (OAPs) as they come face-to-face with cutting-edge gadgets.
The six-part series Hard to Please OAPs follows eight no-nonsense OAP celebrities as they grapple with new technologies and gizmos that are supposedly designed to make our lives easier, from smart speakers and electric cars to remote control golf trolleys and pooper scooper vacuums.
Narrated by Absolutely Fabulous‘s Jennifer Saunders, Hard to Please OAPs brings a dose of common sense to tech products and services by having the seasoned celebs try them out themselves, even if they like things done the old fashioned way.
The OAP crew includes former English football manager Harry Redknapp; veteran EastEnders actress June Brown; comedian Jack Whitehall’s father, Michael Whitehall; Hi-De-Hi actress Ruth Madoc; ex-political correspondent John Sergeant; Three Degrees singer Sheila Ferguson; television actor Lionel Blair; and former Corrie actress Amanda Barrie.
Hard to Please OAPs will premiere on ITV in April.