9:00pm Wednesday 11 July on BBC ONE
Today’s newborns are going to have to work until they’re 77. But how will they cope with working so long, and should they have to? To find out, Nick Hewer and Margaret Mountford launch a bold experiment, sending 15 retirees in their 70s back to full-time work.
The pair uncover some startling truths when the pensioners head back to work for, respectively, a construction site, a chocolate factory, an Italian restaurant, a health clinic and an estate agent.
Nick and Margaret are keen to find out if these OAPs still have what it takes: can they compete against younger employees and deal their colleagues’ preconceptions about the elderly? How will their bosses, fellow workers and the public react to a more mature workforce?