Bellamy's People. Gary Bellamy (Rhys Thomas). Copyright: BBC
Bellamy's People

Bellamy's People

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC Two
  • 2010
  • 8 episodes (1 series)

TV version of the Radio 4 phone-in satire show Down The Line. Clueless DJ Gary Bellamy is let out of the studio to meet people face-to-face. Stars Rhys Thomas, Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery, Amelia Bullmore and more.

Bellamy's People. Gary Bellamy (Rhys Thomas). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Sketch Show
8 (1 series)
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Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson
Ali Bryer Carron, Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson and Mark Freeland

Award winning journalist Gary Bellamy (Rhys Thomas), host of Radio 4's 'groundbreaking' phone-in programme Down the Line, transfers to TV to present the tortuously-titled factual entertainment show "Bellamy's People (of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)".

Bellamy abandons the comfort of his studio and jumps in his Triumph Stag "personality vehicle" to travel the length and breadth of the land meeting the people of Britain and trying to find out what makes them tick. His aim is to elicit their views on topics ranging from crime and religion to class and culture. Much like his radio phone-in show, each week will focus on a particular topic of discussion.

The show promises to deliver quintessentially British characters, including a 23-stone man who rarely leaves his bed; a pair of aristocratic sisters with an unhealthy love of totalitarian regimes; a barely reformed celebrity criminal; Christians, Muslims; and a host of other characters that make up modern Britain.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Bellamy's People (Of The United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland)

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 21st January 2010 at 10pm on BBC Two
Most recent repeats
  • Monday 30th January 2017 at 1:00am on Gold - Episode 8
  • Monday 30th January 2017 at 12:20am on Gold - Episode 7
  • Saturday 28th January 2017 at 2:15am on Gold - Episode 8

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