The comedy revolves around a group of friends, who are OAPs, in the Norfolk costal town of Hunstanton. Actress Alison Steadman revealed she was filming the pilot for Grey Mates earlier in the Summer. In the same interview, in which she revealed the pilot, Steadman confirmed her ITV comedy drama Love & Marriage had been axed.
Stephanie Beacham is known for playing strong, independent and glamorous women in a string of television dramas. Perhaps her most famous roles include Connie in the ITV series of the same name, Sable Colby in Dynasty and its spin-off The Colbys, and Costa-Con Phyl Oswyn in Bad Girls. Most recently Beacham has appeared in Sky comedy’s Trollied and Mount Pleasant.
Comedian Russ Abbot had his own television series between 1988 and 1991 and has multiple roles under his belt. Between 2008 to 2010 he appeared as Hobbo in the long-running comedy Last of the Summer Wine. Abbot was part of the cast when the series was cancelled by the BBC after nearly 300 episodes.