Beautiful People. Image shows from L to R: Kyle (Layton Williams), Simon Doonan (Luke Ward-Wilkinson). Copyright: BBC.

Beautiful People

BBC Two sitcom. 12 episodes (2 series), 2008 - 2009. Stars Olivia Colman, Meera Syal, Aidan McArdle, Luke Ward-Wilkinson, Layton Williams, Sophie Ash, Sarah Niles and others.

Series 1, Episode 2 - How I Got My Nose

Simon knows he's good-looking but when boyfriend Sacha comments on his broken nose, he starts to reminisce...

Further details

Beautiful People. Image shows from L to R: Simon Doonan (Luke Ward-Wilkinson), Kyle (Layton Williams), Ashlene Doonan (Sophie Ash), Debbie Doonan (Olivia Colman). Copyright: BBC.

2008: Barneys window, New York. Simon knows he's good-looking but when boyfriend Sacha comments on his broken nose, he starts to reminisce...

1997: Reading. When Simon and Kylie - assisted by their pushy stage-mums - decide to audition for the school production of Joseph, their noses are put out of joint when the lead role goes to rival Imelda.

The boys are inconsolable, and not even fantasising over their future Broadway production of Ab Fab The Musical convinces them that playing a Palm Tree is their sole purpose in life.

Debbie decides to take matters into her own hands when she spots Imelda and drama teacher Mr Bell together in a restaurant and consequently ends up facing criminal charges.

Imelda rebukes Simon's peace offering and he ends up with a swollen nose. Teaming up with Kylie, the pair seek revenge and attempt to sabotage Imelda's show-stopping finale on the opening night.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 9th October 2008
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Olivia Colman Debbie Doonan
Meera Syal Aunty Hayley
Aidan McArdle Andy Doonan
Luke Ward-Wilkinson Simon Doonan
Layton Williams Kyle
Sophie Ash Ashlene Doonan
Sarah Niles Reba
Samuel Barnett Adult Simon
Gary Amers Sacha
Guest cast
Nicholas Bailey Policeman
Andrew Brooke Policeman
Juliet Cowan Kathy
Poppy Lee Friar Imelda
Aline Mowat Loretta
Hollie Summer Adult Imelda
Robert Wilfort Mr Tristan Bell
Writing team
Jonathan Harvey Writer
Production team
Gareth Carrivick Director
Justin Davies Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer
Mark Lawrence Editor
Dennis De Groot Production Designer

Videos

Who is Joseph?

Simon's school are looking for someone to play the lead role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Featuring: Olivia Colman (Debbie Doonan), Luke Ward-Wilkinson (Simon Doonan), Layton Williams (Kyle), Sarah Niles (Reba), Juliet Cowan (Kathy), Poppy Lee Friar (Imelda), Robert Wilfort (Mr Tristan Bell).

Dancing in the Street

Another joyful camp dance number from the sitcom.

Featuring: Olivia Colman (Debbie Doonan), Luke Ward-Wilkinson (Simon Doonan), Layton Williams (Kyle), Sarah Niles (Reba), Poppy Lee Friar (Imelda).