Reviews

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2001   1999  
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

W1A (TV Series 2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Ian Fletcher, formerly the Head of the Olympic Deliverance Commission, has taken up the position of Head of Values at the BBC.

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Monica Dolan, Jessica Hynes
Nighty Night (2004–2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

While telling her husband he's dying, Jill sets her sights on the next door neighbour, Don. And torments his wife, who suffers from MS.

Stars: Julia Davis, Angus Deayton, Rebecca Front
Human Remains (TV Series 2000)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

This is a series of documentary type comedy it shows a different couple each episode, we see the occasional friend or neighbour.

Stars: Rob Brydon, Julia Davis, Martin Ball
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The bitter Jake is a self-professed 'artist and filmmaker' who can't quite keep life together in the face of other people's success. Jake's life changes when small-time thief Jojo breaks ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Newman
Stars: James Dreyfus, Tom Farrelly, Tania Levey
That Peter Kay Thing (TV Series 2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Tells the stories of keeping a working man's club open, an under achieving bingo worker, a turf war between two ice cream men, a look behind the scenes at the MEN Arena, meet Britain's ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Kay, Andrew Sachs, Steve Edge
Big Train (1998–2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A British sketch comedy show where people in ordinary situations suddenly find themselves in absurd situations.

Stars: Kevin Eldon, Mark Heap, Simon Pegg
One Foot in the Grave (1990–2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Victor Meldrew is a retiree who attracts bad luck. If he's not driving his long suffering wife Margeret crazy with his constant moaning, he's fighting with neighbors.

Stars: Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie, Doreen Mantle
Twenty Twelve (2011–2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The team responsible for organizing the 2012 Olympics in London face many challenges.

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Amelia Bullmore, Jessica Hynes
Comedy | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A mock of a TV show where the host is rude to many of his guests.

Stars: Steve Coogan, Rebecca Front, Patrick Marber
Toast of London (TV Series 2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Steven Toast, an eccentric middle aged actor with a chequered past, spends more time dealing with his problems off stage than performing on it

Stars: Matt Berry, Robert Bathurst, Doon Mackichan
Terri McIntyre (2001–2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Comedy drama series about Glaswegian Terri McIntyre, who is the owner of a tanning salon FAN OF THE TAN.

Stars: David Tennant, Ian Hanmore, Carter Ferguson
Posh Nosh (TV Series 2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

A post-modern comedy series that spoofs the world of upper-class food.

Stars: Arabella Weir, Richard E. Grant, Joanna Lumley
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Roy Mallard (12 episodes, 1999-2001)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 July 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Työn sorjat  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Though host Roy Mallard (voiced by Chris Langham) is never actually seen on-screen, a part of him will be seen in each episode, either a body-part or a reflection - a glass sliding door in episode 1.2, 'The Estate Agent', on the CCTV in 1.3 'The Police Officer' and in a shop window in episode 1.5, 'The Photographer' as well as seen briefly in a badly developed photo. In 1.4 'The Solicitor' his cheek and nose are seen when he spills his tea. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Truely inspired
29 September 2002 | by (Leeds) – See all my reviews

The other comments have covered this series very well but I just had to post my comments.

There has been a new wave of comedy recently, the office, people like us and to a lesser extent Unnovations. They are all packed with jokes but its always left to the viewer to pick up on them.

People like us seems to have an amazing number of jokes in every episode. Roy's commentary is inspired and many times you have to think carefull about what he has said until you realise that it's total gibberish. My example is "he has worked in such diverse places as Yeovil".

Chris Langham has perfect timing, I've never laughed so much as someone just saying "oh" before. Each episode Roy manages to put in foot in every possible cowpat in sight. In fact, in the entire series, Roy is the only normal person. Everyone he interviews misunderstands his questions in an amazingly stupid way. They all tend to be tragic characters who put on a brave face.

The sad thing is that many of the jokes are just thrown away and pass the viewer by.

"she worked on an oil rig just off Norway, then, after servere weather, just off Denmark"

I don't think there will be another series and to be honest I hope there isn't. This series is perfect as it is, any more and the jokes will run thin or they will use the same jokes again. 12 episodes is impressive enough.

Chris Langham has been around for quite a while, he was in Life of Brian and I'm pleased his talent has found a platform at last.


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The mysterious 3rd series - Holy Grail Of Comedy ? jon-richmond
Did Series 2 have an episode set around colonel_gadaffi
US DVD? Baikal04
List of alternative British comedy from the 90s onwards phantom_tollbooth
Discuss People Like Us (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page