Beautiful People

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Beautiful People is a British comedy drama television series based on the memoirs of Barneys creative director Simon Doonan. The series takes place in Reading, Berkshire, in 1997, where thirteen-year-old Simon Doonan and his best friend Kylie dream of... read more

Beautiful People is a British comedy drama television series based on the memoirs of Barneys creative director Simon Doonan. The series takes place in Reading, Berkshire, in 1997, where thirteen-year-old Simon Doonan and his best friend Kylie dream of escaping their dreary suburban surroundings and moving to cosmopolitan London "to live amongst the beautiful people". The first episode aired on BBC Two on 2 October 2008 and recorded overnight ratings of 1.5 million viewers and positive critical reaction. Episodes are self-contained, but do follow a loose story arc throughout the course of each series. The second and final series finished airing on 18 December 2009.

Original Release

10/02/2008 on BBC

US Release

10/02/2008

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Cast

Aidan McArdle Andy Doonan
Luke Ward-Wilkinson Simon Doonan
Layton Williams Kylie
Sophie Ash Ashlene Doonan
Olivia Colman Debbie Doonan
Meera Syal Aunty Hayley
Sarah Niles Reba
Samuel Barnett Adult Simon Doonan
Josh Handley Jayeson Jackson
Gary Amers Sacha
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 How I Got My Groom Friday, 13 November 2009
2 How I Got My Plumes Friday, 20 November 2009
3 How I Got My Water Feature Friday, 27 November 2009
4 How I Got My Camp Friday, 04 December 2009
5 How I Got My Turner Friday, 11 December 2009
6 How I Got My Gash Friday, 18 December 2009
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Directors

David Kerr, Gareth Carrivick

Writers

Jonathan Harvey

Cast

Aidan McArdle Andy Doonan
Luke Ward-Wilkinson Simon Doonan
Layton Williams Kylie
Sophie Ash Ashlene Doonan
Olivia Colman Debbie Doonan
Meera Syal Aunty Hayley
Sarah Niles Reba
Samuel Barnett Adult Simon Doonan
Josh Handley Jayeson Jackson
Gary Amers Sacha
Samuel Barnett Older Simon / Adult Simon Doonan
Tameka Empson Johoyo
Tameka Empson Tameka
Samuel Barnett Older Simon
Wendy Richard Pauline Fowler
Michelle Butterly Miss Perrin
Alex Lanipekun Tiger
Guy Porritt Kylie's Dad - Matt
Kamara Bacchus Lafeesha
Melinda Messenger Self

Producers

Jon Plowman Executive Producer
Justin Davies Producer
Jonathan Harvey Producer
Maria Cooper Producer
Lucy Palmer Producer

Editors

Mark Lawrence

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