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People Like Us -- 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.

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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
Christopher 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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The show started out in 1995 as a radio series on BBC Radio 4.See more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Glorious absurdist linguasnares, 3 May 2001
Author: (bel@bad-candy.com) from Totnes, Devon

To give an example of the texture of People Like Us, here are the only two lines the actress playing a shoe-shop assistant in episode 5 has. All the other characters speak like this as well, only more so.

"You'll find that over time your feet will start to give with wear."

"Most people have at least one foot that's bigger than the other."

In the same episode, the announcer at a train station can be heard in the background droning po-facedly something like "This train stops at Berksley only, Hemperdon only, Staffordsly only, and Blackpool only."

From an episode set in a school; "Mr. Hensley's Problem-Solving club meets at lunchtime on the third floor, but you're not allowed to use the stairs."

These are only short examples from memory. The body of it, Roy Mallard's narration, relies on him going on so long like that that he forgets how he started the sentence.

You can buy some episodes of the radio series if you want a clearer example. Or look at the entry on radiohaha. That summarises it better than I can. Recommended for fans of On The Hour / The Day Today, although you probably know about it already.

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