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In this fictional documentary series - a mockumentary, if you will - an interviewer seeks out ordinary British citizens as they go about their daily jobs. The interviewer's subjects are often hilariously bumbling in their work, as is the interviewer himself. The series aired on the BBC from 1995 to 1997.

BBC
1 Season, 6 Episodes
July 28, 2000
Comedy
8.3/10
Cast: Chris Langham
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People Like Us Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • Roy Mallard is in Winchester to discover the ar tistic 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

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