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 3 - How I Got My Water Feature

With Ground Force at the height of its popularity and garden make-overs all the rage, Simon feels a desperate need for a water feature.

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Beautiful People. Image shows from L to R: Reba (Sarah Niles), Tiger (Alex Lanipekun). Copyright: BBC

Simon - inspired by TV show Ground Force - feels a desperate need for a water feature.

Meanwhile, all the women of Melody Crescent feel their own desperate need to 'sloshercise' with hunky training instructor Tiger. Elaine Paige also makes a stunning appearance in Simon's imagination.

Broadcast details

Friday 27th 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
Guest cast
Michelle Butterly Miss Perrin
Sarah Paul Happiness (Interviewer)
Shazia Mirza Fit Farka
Barry Howard Monsieur Antoine
Alex Lanipekun Tiger (Reba's Boyfriend)
Nadia Albina The Virgin Mary
Elaine Paige 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


Elaine Page Duet

Elaine Page makes a stunning appearance in Simon's imagination.

Featuring: Luke Ward-Wilkinson (Simon Doonan), Michelle Butterly (Miss Perrin) & Elaine Paige.

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