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.

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Series 1, Episode 7

Gary visits Carmarthen, South Wales, and meets a religious cult called "The Garden" and its charismatic leader, Ian Knowles.

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Further details

Bellamy's People. Image shows from L to R: Lucy Montgomery, Charlie Higson, Rosie Cavaliero. Copyright: BBC

Also in this episode: Martin Hole continues his wide-ranging discourse - this week on spirituality - and once again declares he's "done" Gary right up.

Bellamy also meets Berkshire Shaman Jason Laughingwater; parish worker Sam Maitland; Bryn Tablock of the Rhondda Valley; Reverend Samson Archibald, who is on a mission to save the people of Willesden; and morbidly obese Graham Downes - who offers his views on religious garmentry from his bedroom in Essex.

Broadcast details

Thursday 4th March 2010
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 28th March 2015 11:00pm Gold
Sunday 29th March 2015 2:35am Gold
Sunday 23rd October 2016 2:10am Gold
Monday 28th November 2016 2:20am Gold
Thursday 22nd December 2016 1:40am Gold
Sunday 22nd January 2017 2:05am Gold
Monday 30th January 2017 12:20am Gold

Cast & crew

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
Zahra Ahmadi Ensemble Actor
Jason Lewis Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Robert Popper Various
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
Robert Popper Writer
Production team
Paul Whitehouse Director
Charlie Higson Director
Paul Whitehouse Producer
Charlie Higson Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Nick Peto Editor
Simon Rogers Production Designer
Tracey Gillham Casting Director
June Nevin Costume Designer
Mark Bond Director of Photography
Jane Walker Make-up Designer
Nicola Matthews Make-up Designer
Simon Brint Composer
John Sorapure Director of Photography
Chris May 1st Assistant Director


Three Week Orgsam

Gary talks to Ian Knowles, founder of a religious cult known as "The Garden".

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

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