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Hard To Please OAPs

  • Episode: 

    1 of

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Tue 09 Apr 2019
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.30pm - 9.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 15 2019 : Sat 06 Apr - Fri 12 Apr
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    New
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Hard to Please OAPs
 
If new technology sends you round the twist and seems to make life more stressful than stress-free, then Hard to Please OAPs is the show for YOU.
 
The brand new six-part ITV series features eight seasoned celebrity OAPs grappling with the cutting edge gadgets and gizmos that are supposedly designed to make our lives easier.
 
Smart speakers, electric cars, remote control golf trolleys, home saunas, high tech tents, dog cameras and pooper scooper vacuums – the future is upon us but not everyone is happy about it: meet The Hard To Please OAPs - a group of no-nonsense grumpy old celebrities, some of whom like things done the old fashioned way.  In this irreverent, fun-filled series they are bringing a good dose of common sense to state of the art products and services by getting off the sofa and trying them out for themselves.  It’s also an opportunity to let off steam about modern life and whether things were really better in the old days, before we became enslaved to wifi, automated ticket machines, satnavs and food delivery apps!
 
Narrated by Ab Fab’s Jennifer Saunders, the OAP motley crew includes King of the Jungle Harry Rednapp, veteran EastEnders actress June Brown, Jack Whitehall’s dad Michael Whitehall, legendary Hi-De-Hi actress Ruth Madoc, ex-political correspondent John Sergeant, Three Degrees singer Sheila Ferguson TV legend Lionel Blair and former Corrie actress Amanda Barrie.
 
June Brown on trying to get to grips with an Amazon Alexa, says: “Why isn’t life simple? That’s what I want to know? We complicate life. I hate gadgets and I hate social networks!”
 
Harry Rednapp hasn’t got anything more positive to add saying: “All of them machines! Arghh, I can’t stand it. I don’t use them. I think it’s quite dangerous for pensioners.”
 
Amanda Barrie says: “Driverless cars to me sound really sinister in some way and so dangerous but they’re not coming out for another five years and I’ll be dead by then so I’ll be fine. I’m not going to worry about it!”
 
Over the series, will our hard to please OAPs find out if the future really is all it's cracked up to be?