‘The Town that never Retired’
I’m sure I wasn’t the only person to watch this 2 part TV programme this week.
It was an ‘experiment’ (in the reality TV – rather than the scientific – sense of the word) to send pensioners in their 70s back into full time work and see whether their bosses would want to offer them jobs. Those who survived the first week then faced being compared with some young counterparts, also newly recruited.
Presented by Nick Hewer and Margaret Mountford, it showed how chronological age alone cannot accurately predict job performance, charm, good humour or hard work.
If you missed them, both programmes can currently be seen via BBC iplayer here.