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The Real Marigold on Tour returns with Stanley Johnson, Sheila Ferguson, Bobby George and Miriam Margolyes hitting St Petersburg

The Real Marigold on Tour returns with four familiar OAPs hitting St Petersburg

Four famous senior citizens – Stanley Johnson, Sheila Ferguson, Bobby George and Miriam Margolyes – are on an adventure to St Petersburg in Russia.

Will it prove to be the perfect place to grow old?

Not according to Sheila, who wastes no time in admitting that she’s always seen Russia as the enemy and dislikes President Putin!

The Real Marigold on Tour S3

From Russia with love: Stanley Johnson, Sheila Ferguson, Bobby George and Miriam Margolyes

All four begin to soften their views, though, thanks to the vodka, the warmth of the Russian people, and a stay at a health farm.

The treatments on offer aren’t exactly relaxing, however, and watching Miriam’s expletive-laden reaction to having her varicose veins treated with leeches is TV gold...

TV Times rating: ****

Mandy Cooper
Mandy Cooper

As TV Times Highlights Editor I get to hear about all the latest TV shows coming soon. Here at TVT HQ we are in the privileged position of selecting the best programmes from across all the channels and streaming platforms. Our mission is to make it easier for our readers to decide what to watch - and give them lots of choice of genres - all the latest shows, plus some nostalgic choices we call hidden gems, too. My career began with a postgraduate degree in periodical journalism (ahem, yes old school!) in 1991 and I’ve worked in TV media since 2000.