Russ Ab­bot

The Irish Mail on Sunday - TV Week - - YOUR TV WEEK -

was a ma­jor TV name in the 80s and 90s, s, fronting his own va­ri­ety shows on both BBC1 and d ITV. Russ, 66, be­came bet­ter known for his s sit­com work in later years, play­ing Luther r ‘Hobbo’ Hob­dyke ( left) in Last Of The e Summer Wine from 2008. The last episode of f that show in Au­gust 2010 marked a tem­po­rary orary end to his act­ing ca­reer on TV, but he re­turns this week in new Hat Trick Pro­duc­tions’ sit­com Boomers as John (right, with wife Mau­reen, played by Stephanie Beacham), one of a group of re­tired 60-some­things liv­ing in fic­tional Thurnemouth, ‘Nor­folk’s only West-fac­ing re­sort’.

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