‘A fascinating look at life for older inmates.’

- The Express

‘This insightful documentary meets some extraordinary law-breaking pensioners.’

- The Mail

‘Kim Duke’s fascinating documentary meets the inmates.’

- The Telegraph

‘This is one of those oddly life-enhancing documentaries that could have been a tale of woe but instead puts a smile of your face.’

- Radio Times

‘What to watch’

- The Daily Telegraph

‘Pick of the Day’

- Daily Mail

Pensioners Behind Bars

1 x 60’

UK Premiere 9pm, 13th December 2012 on ITV1

Retirement is usually a time to take things easy and enjoy a well-earned rest, but more pensioners are committing crime and being arrested than ever before.

In the last twenty years the number of over 60s doing time for a criminal offence has trebled, in part because sentences are becoming harsher and longer. They’re now the fastest growing group inside British jails. While some senior citizens are turning to crime in retirement, what do career criminals do when they hit pensionable age? And what is it like doing time in your autumn years?

Growing old disgracefully, meet the old-age drug dealers, brothel keepers and con artists…

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann

Producer/Director: Kim Duke

Camera: Richard Rankin, Spencer Franks & Jerry Kelly

Editor: Simon Battersby

Composer: Mark Sayer-Wade

Narrator: Zoë Wanamaker


Distributed by: ITV Studios Global Entertainment



Distribution Title: Pensioners Behaving Badly

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