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

Bellamy's People

BBC Two sketch show. 8 episodes (1 series) in 2010. Stars Rhys Thomas, Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery, Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter and others.

Series 1, Episode 1

Hapless radio talk-show host Gary Bellamy steps onto the small screen, into his Triumph Stag "personality vehicle" and travels the length and breadth of the land meeting the people of Britain and trying to find out what makes them tick.

Further details

Bellamy's People. Image shows from L to R: Rosie Cavaliero, Gary Bellamy (Rhys Thomas), Lucy Montgomery. Copyright: BBC.

In this first episode, Gary meets some of the regular callers to his award-winning radio show, like 28 stone Graham Downes, Jamaican entrepreneur Early D, reformed criminal Tony Beckton, and small minded builder Martin Hole.

He also gets to meet the aristocratic Combe sisters who have divided their stately home along political lines, and self-appointed Muslim community leader Mister Khan.

Broadcast details

Thursday 21st January 2010
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Rhys Thomas Gary Bellamy
    Paul Whitehouse Various
    Charlie Higson Various
    Lucy Montgomery Various
    Amelia Bullmore Various
    Simon Day Various
    Felix Dexter Various
    Rosie Cavaliero Various
    Adil Ray Various
    Guest cast
    Zahra Ahmadi Ensemble Actor
    Jason Lewis Ensemble Actor
    Daniel Kaluuya Ensemble Actor
    Writing team
    Paul Whitehouse Writer
    Charlie Higson Writer
    Rhys Thomas Writer
    Simon Day Writer
    Felix Dexter Writer
    Lucy Montgomery Writer
    Rosie Cavaliero Writer
    Amelia Bullmore Writer
    Adil Ray Writer
    Production team
    Paul Whitehouse Director
    Charlie Higson Director
    Ali Bryer Carron Producer
    Paul Whitehouse Producer
    Charlie Higson Producer
    Mark Freeland Executive Producer
    Nick Peto Editor
    Simon Rogers Production Designer
    Simon Brint Composer


    Gary meets Martin Hole

    Gary is stitched up by Martin Hole.

    Featuring: Rhys Thomas (Gary Bellamy), Paul Whitehouse.

    Growing Old

    Elderly gent Humphrey Milner talks about getting old.

    Featuring: Rhys Thomas (Gary Bellamy), Charlie Higson.


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