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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