June Brown (AKA Dot off EastEnders) believes that there is a distinct lack of respect for the elderly, so she sets out to discover how well-known faces and elderly people from all walks of life feel about society’s attitude towards growing old. In the programme she explores thorny issues, such as the rising number of care homes replacing extended family and confronts her own plans for growing old gracefully. Along the way, she talks to older people about what life is like in the care system, including her on-screen husband John Bardon, who had a stroke five years ago and now needs 24-hour care.