When I Get Older

When I Get Older

Four famous pensioners experience an old age a world away from their own.

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When I’m 65 Season

When I’m 65 Season

It’s an inescapable fact, everyone grows old. The over 65s are the fastest growing age group in Britain and by 2030 it’s estimated that a quarter of the population will be over the age of 65.


When I'm 65 is a challenging new BBC One primetime season set to tackle a subject that affects everyone: ageing.

Find out more about the rest of the programmes in the season…


The Town That Never Retired

How To Live Beyond 100 

June Brown: Respect Your Elders 

Elsewhere on the BBC

Explore lots more content on the subject of ageing from across the BBC:


BBC Radio 4: You and Yours - Positive ageing

BBC Radio 4: You and Yours - A Minister for older people?

BBC Radio 4: You and Yours - Pensioners in debt

BBC Radio 4: You and Yours - Working after retirement

BBC Radio 4: You and Yours - Clips

BBC Two: Newsnight 

BBC Radio 4 and 4 Extra Blog: The BBC's Ageing Season

BBC Health: Getting Older

Find out about your health as you get older, including how ageing impacts memory, emotional and physical relationships, bereavement and depression in the elderly.


Visit BBC Health



Advice for older people and carers covering, among other areas, personal finance, sources of charitable funding, benefits, grants and other financial help. FirstStop also offer advice on housing options including moving into a care home.


Care advice from FirstStop

Friends of the Elderly

Friends of the Elderly

Friends of the Elderly provides grants to those in most need and on a low income. It also offers a telephone befriending service for over-sixties in England and Wales.


Find out more about grants from Friends of the Elderly

Find out more about the telephone befriending service


Test your mental agility

Aging season games superpromo

Four games which will put your powers of recall and position recognition to the test.

Growing old in style

Reggie Yates

Growing old in style