People Like Us, Season 1Closed Captioning
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In this innovative series, BBC interviewer Roy Mallard travels the country to talk to ordinary folk. Mallard has little or no skill as an interviewer: he is over-earnest, and after most of his voice-overs, you realize there's something slightly odd about what he's said. He's apt to talk nonsense and is so obviously unattractive there's a running joke that nobody can believe he's married. But we never catch a glimpse of him: in a TV first, the central character of this programme is always out of shot.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Managing Director||Roy Mallard travels to Nottingham to spend a day with Peter Wilson, Managing Director of Zenotech, a company fighting to keep afloat in the stimulating environment of Surface Mount Technology. In other words, it manufactures Thick Film Hybrids for the computer industry.||29:55||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Estate Agent||Roy Mallard spends a day with Levick’s Estate Agent, a small family firm in Lewes, Sussex. Founded in-between the wars, Levick’s is an established family business, although most people didn’t realised that it existed until after World War II. Roy talks to Nick Levick (Stuart Wright), who has run the office for the last three years, and says: "Many people think it’s a really easy job, money for old rope. In actual fact it’s bloody hard work, the trick is to make it look easy – it’s a bit like bullfighting."||28:18||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Police Officer||Roy follows PC David Knight as he prepares for a 12-hour day on duty. Roy also meets Inspector Mike, who believes technology is no substitute for having a good nose on the job, and Chief Inspector Carpenter, who explains the importance of earning respect in the force, but his dodgy hairdo prevents him from gaining Roy’s respect.||29:24||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Solicitor||Roy Mallard goes on an emotional rollercoaster when he visits Broadbent and Broadbent, a small firm of solicitors specialising in matrimonial cases where it’s not only coffee that gets spilt in the office…||27:17||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Photographer||Roy Mallard is in Winchester to discover the artistic genius behind the wo rk of photographer Will Rushmore (Bill Nighy – The Men’s Room). Unfortunately, Will’s talent behind the camera is equal to that of Roy’s.||29:33||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Headteacher||Roy Mallard goes back to school to find out about life along the corridors and in the classrooms of King Edward VII Comprehensive School in Ashford, Kent.||29:27||$1.99||View in iTunes|
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If you are a fan of the office, you will love this show. It's a similar mockumentary style with characters finding the funny in the absurdities of life, the awkward pauses, and a clueless interviewer. I wish there was more!
One of the great classics of British comedy. Chris Langham's dead-on deadpan style and the writers' astoundingly intelligent use of wordplay make this a must-see.
funny as hell!!!!
very funny and very intelligent. could you pls post the rest of the seasons.