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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
28 July 2000 (USA) See more »
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Awards:
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
An acquired taste See more (12 total) »

Cast

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Chris Langham ... Roy Mallard (12 episodes, 1999-2001)
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Series Directed by
John Morton (unknown episodes)
Willy Smax (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
John Morton (12 episodes, 1999-2001)

Series Produced by
Jon Plowman .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Paul Schlesinger .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Paul Mottram (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Bill Broomfield (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Mark Lawrence (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Rachel Freck (12 episodes, 1999-2001)
 
Series Production Design by
Les Stephenson (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Rachel Robertson (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Claire Anderson (6 episodes, 1999)

Fiona Chilcott (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Nichola Bellamy .... hair designer / makeup designer (unknown episodes)
Liz Hardiment .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Joanna Harvey .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Henrietta Hope .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Caroline Jeffries .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Jackie Kelly .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Adam Young .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Maura Laverty .... properties buyer (unknown episodes)
Lou Peacock .... properties (unknown episodes)
Rob Sellers .... properties (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Chris Round .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 1999)

Stuart Mackay .... sound assistant (unknown episodes, 2001)
Jerome McCann .... boom operator (unknown episodes, 2001)
Steve Hudson .... dubbing mixer (unknown episodes)
Kian Wong .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Andy Bates .... lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Charlie Dailey .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Steve Savage .... lighting technician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ceri Walford .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Jon Dixon .... colorist (unknown episodes)
Dave Hawley .... colorist (unknown episodes)
John Morgan .... colorist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Paul Mottram .... composer: theme music (12 episodes, 1999-2001)
 
Series Other crew
Bob Davy .... technical consultant (1 episode, 2001)

Lucy Capron .... production trainee (unknown episodes)
Jane Fielder .... title sequence (unknown episodes)
Nicky George .... production trainee (unknown episodes)
Catherine Hartley .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Anton Jeffes .... production trainee (unknown episodes)
William Kempton .... production trainee (unknown episodes)
Neil MacCabee .... programme finance associate (unknown episodes)
Stuart Mackay .... production trainee (unknown episodes)
Jo Randall .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Malcolm Treen .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Katie Wilkinson .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Sarah Wright .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
 

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UK:30 min (12 episodes)
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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 »

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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
An acquired taste, 28 June 2004
Author: (scrooge@our.net.au) from Hobart, Tasmania

What appears to be a serious documentary about 'a day in the life' of some member of a profession (policeman, priest, bank manager etc.) is actually a very clever spoof of a documentary. If you listen carefully you realize that most of what the commentator is saying is gibberish – and very funny. The commentator (Roy Mallard) is mostly off camera (except for the occasional hand when requested) and is a fine example of how not to do an interview. Some examples of his commentary –'X is 2 hours from London both by rail and train', 'It's 4pm and everybody has left school except for those who have stayed behind', 'It's 2 p.m. and already the Japanese are on time' and 'the world of financial money'. That's not all. The people whom he interviews are also prone to mangling the English language with many misstatements and misunderstandings. This is not the brash, crude humour that many Americans enjoy but more subtle and laid back. American humour tends overdo the one-liners in order to make sure the audience 'gets it'. This is the type of humour that has to be experienced more than once as it is very easy to miss the subtleties the first time around. Overall, an acquired taste, but much to my liking.

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