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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
28 July 2000 (USA) See more »
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2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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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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3 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Hit and Miss, 27 September 2004
Author: Ephraim Gadsby from USA

Chris Langham's fictional documentarian "Roy Mallard" follows people in various professions for a day in their life, to show that they are "just like us". Some of the episodes are extremely funny (the befuddled photographer or the dysfunctional police station are quite good). The humor is often based on embarrassment and, unfortunately, in some of the episodes, the embarrassment and the tension simply mount up and make it as unpleasant as a family argument caught on video.

In the best episodes, the humor rises more from sheer incompetence than tension -- not only from the professionals who have no notion of what they're doing, but from Mallard himself, an utterly inept film maker and interviewer. His voice-overs are pointless. His questions are insipid, and as often as not he'll receive a question answering a question and he'll wind up doing most of the talking. He also gets too involved, bumping into things and sometimes causing the very problems he films.

Occasionally a recognizable face surfaces -- Bill Nighy as the photographer, for instance. Most of the actors are suitably unknown and do a very good job playing real people.

This show is not for people who don't appreciate subtle humor and can't follow a running gag (a joke may be set up in passing in the first few minutes, with the payoff coming much later). The shows are mostly low-key, and Mallard may be sleep-inducing for some. "People Like Us" is at its best is letter-perfect but drags in the episodes where the jokes aren't working.

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