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 2, Episode 1 - How I Got My Groom

Beautiful People. Image shows from L to R: Debbie Doonan (Olivia Colman), Andy Doonan (Aidan McArdle). Copyright: BBC
It is 2009 and, somewhat older and newly broken-hearted, Simon returns to Reading and recalls a school project that led to him unearthing a terrible secret about his parent's marriage and his sister revealing some devastating news.

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Broadcast details

Friday 13th November 2009
30 minutes

Cast & crew

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
Josh Handley Jayeson Jackson
Guest cast
Tameka Empson Johoyo
Francis Matthews Mr Bunions
Jon Plowman Father Piers
Clare Cathcart Enyata
Writing team
Jonathan Harvey Writer
Production team
David Kerr Director
Justin Davies Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer
Mark Lawrence Editor
Dennis De Groot Production Designer
Dan Gillespie Sells Composer
Ian Masterson Composer


Introducing Johoyo

Debbie briefly thinks Tameka has come back from the dead.

Featuring: Olivia Colman (Debbie Doonan) & Tameka Empson (Johoyo).

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