Beautiful People. Copyright: BBC
Beautiful People

Beautiful People

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2008 - 2009
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Sitcom about the young family life of window-dresser Simon Doonan, based upon the memoirs of the fashionista of the same name. Stars Olivia Colman, Meera Syal, Aidan McArdle, Luke Ward-Wilkinson, Layton Williams and more.

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Series 1, Episode 5 - How I Got My Tongs

A trip to the hairdresser and a fabulous pair of shimmering golden hair tongs prompts Simon's decision to turn Kylie into Princess Diana.

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Beautiful People. Debbie Doonan (Olivia Colman). Copyright: BBC

Behind a display of gorgeous Girl's World heads in Barneys department store window, New York, Simon covets his prized Gold Tongs.

Back to Reading, 1997, and a trip to the hairdresser and a fabulous pair of shimmering golden hair tongs prompts Simon's decision to turn Kylie into Princess Diana. But when the dye-job results in an orange disaster, an angry Kylie turns on Simon. Death is in the air...

Broadcast details

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

Cast & crew

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
Tameka Empson Tameka
Josh Handley Jayeson Jackson
Guest cast
Kamara Bacchus Lafeesha
June Bailey Little Old Lady
Donna Berlin Sunrise
Howard Charles Adult Kylie
Sidney Cole Priest
Sarah Hadland Miss Dunderdale
Linda John-Pierre Keisha-Camille
India Wadsworth Model
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

Video

Dye Laughing

Debbie takes Simon to see a corpse.

Featuring: Olivia Colman (Debbie Doonan) & Luke Ward-Wilkinson (Simon Doonan).

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