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 6 - How I Got My Globe

Simon and Kyle are transfixed by their bohemian teacher and her love of exotic cigarettes, French lovers and her understanding of the 'beautiful people'.

Preview clips

Further details

Beautiful People. Miss Prentice (Frances Barber). Copyright: BBC

Manhattan 2008 and Simon is homesick. He turns to the plastic London skyline of his snow globe and thinks of home.

The narrative switches from New York 'now' to Reading 'then' (1997), where Simon and Kyle are transfixed by their bohemian teacher, Miss Prentice, and her love of exotic cigarettes, French lovers and her understanding of the 'beautiful people'. When she returns to 'The Smoke', a distraught Simon and Kylie decide to follow her. Will they find a real pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 6th November 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
Guest cast
Frances Barber Miss Prentice
Sebastian Abineri Francois
James Biddlecombe Larry
Kate McGeever Sheila-Galesha
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

Muscial Number

Another camp musical number from Beautiful People.

Featuring: Luke Ward-Wilkinson (Simon Doonan), Layton Williams (Kyle) & Frances Barber (Miss Prentice).

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