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 2 - How I Got My Plumes

Debbie Doonan's millinery choices lead her son, Simon, to recall his visit to the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest, and the boys' early aspirations to assault the music scene themselves.

Further details

Beautiful People. Image shows from L to R: Ross (Rory Kinnear), Debbie Doonan (Olivia Colman). Copyright: BBC

Simon recalls his visit to the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest, and his and Kylie's early aspirations to assault the music scene themselves.

There's also a very odd dinner with his parents' gaybours (gay neighbours) and an unexpected meeting with Eurovision winner Dana International in a disabled toilet.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 20th November 2009
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
Olivia Colman Debbie Doonan
Aidan McArdle Andy Doonan
Luke Ward-Wilkinson Simon Doonan
Layton Williams Kyle
Sophie Ash Ashlene Doonan
Samuel Barnett Adult Simon
Josh Handley Jayeson Jackson
Guest cast
Tom Payne Mr Carr (Gay Teacher)
Rory Kinnear Ross (Gay Neighbour)
Nick Hardcastle Justin (Dana's Assistant)
Dana International Self
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

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