People Like Us

Hapless broadcaster Roy Mallard sets out to give an impression of the day-to-day business of ordinary occupations.

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0101The Farmer1995061019960208
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Today the hapless broadcaster tries to give us a fly on the wall look at a farmer's life.

First broadcast on 1995-06-10

Producer: P.

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Next in series: THE HEADMASTER 2/6

Previous in series: 09 November 1986

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parody (comedy programmes) (genre)

first of series (programming)

farmers

Broadcast history

10 Jun 1995 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

08 Feb 1996 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alice Arnold (Actor)

Christian Rodska (Actor)

Chris Langham (Actor)

Siriol Jenkins (Actor)

Robert Bathurst (Actor)

Dan Strauss (Actor)

John Morton (author (auth)) (Author)

Paul Schlesinger (Producer)

Recorded on 1994-05-31.

0102The Headmaster1995061719960215
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Chaos in the classroom as hapless broadcaster Roy Mallard tries to offer an impression of life as a headteacher - and fails.

Episode 2 of 6.

First broadcast on 1995-06-17

Producer: P.

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Next in series: PROGRAMME 3

Previous in series: THE FARMER

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parody (comedy programmes) (genre)

head teachers

Broadcast history

17 Jun 1995 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

15 Feb 1996 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alice Arnold (Actor)

Kim Wall (Actor)

Toby Longworth (Actor)

Chris Langham (Actor)

Kay Stonham (Actor)

Nicholas Le Prevost (Actor)

Linda Regan (Actor)

Vincent Franklin (Actor)

John Morton (author (auth)) (Author)

Paul Schlesinger (Producer)

Recorded on 1995-05-17.

0103The Journalist1995062419960222
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First broadcast on 1995-06-24

Producer: P.

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Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE KH DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: 01 July 1995

Previous in series: THE HEADMASTER 2/6

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parody (comedy programmes) (genre)

journalists

Broadcast history

24 Jun 1995 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

22 Feb 1996 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kim Wall (Actor)

Stephen Critchlow (Actor)

Bill Nighy (Actor)

Chris Langham (Actor)

Amanda Root (Actor)

Linda Polan (Actor)

Elliott Nichols (Actor)

John Morton (author (auth)) (Author)

Paul Schlesinger (Producer)

Recorded on 1995-06-01.

Award-winning comedy as the hapless broadcaster, Roy Mallard files a ground breaking report, from The Long Eaton Gazette.

0104The Vicar1995070119960229
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Producer: P.

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Next in series: THE DOCTOR

Previous in series: PROGRAMME 3

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parody (comedy programmes) (genre)

priests (christian clergy)

Broadcast history

01 Jul 1995 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

29 Feb 1996 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Eva Stuart (Actor)

Chris Langham (Actor)

Richard Hope (Actor)

Felicity Montagu (Actor)

Don Mccorkindale (Actor)

Robert Harley (Actor)

Linda Regan (Actor)

Richard Hope (actor (act) [Rev.

Treverton]) (Actor)

John Morton (author (auth)) (Author)

Paul Schlesinger (Producer)

Recorded on 1995-05-15.

Another ground breaking report from the hapless broadcaster Roy Mallard provides a comedy snapshot of the life of a vicar.

0105The Doctor1995070820040115 (BBC7)
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The hapless broadcaster Roy Mallard proves that doctors are just people like us.

But thankfully, nothing like him.

0106The Solicitor1995071520030703 (BBC7)
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The hapless broadcaster Roy Mallard proves that solicitors are just people like us.

But thankfully, nothing like him.

The hapless broadcaster Roy Mallard proves that solicitors are simply people like us...

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Roy Mallard spends a week with the director of an amateur dramatic society's CHRISTMAS show.

0201The Managing Director1996060819970610
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Hapless broadcaster, Roy Mallard hears that rotating a diagram makes a 'top-down' model of management look more 'bottom-up'.

Mallard discovers that rotating a diagram can make a `top-down' model of management look `bottom-up'.

Written by John Morton.

With Chris Langham, Bill Paterson, Melanie Hudson, Roger Sloman, Kim Wall, Benedict Sandiford and Alice Arnold.

0202The Artist1996061519970617
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The hapless reporter Roy Mallard digs into the world of art and attempts to draw his own conclusions.

Isabelle is a sculptress and works in three dimensions.

But Leila is a painter working in two dimensions which is obviously a lot more...

cramped.

With Chris Langham, Harriet Walter, Melanie Hudson, Dominic Letts, Kim Wall and Robert Harley.

0203The Ski Courier1996062219980506
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Another eye opening report from hapless reporter Roy Mallard as he gets to grips with what it's really like to be a ski rep.

From June 1996.

Hapless broadcaster Roy Mallard gets to grips with what it is really like to be a ski rep.

Starring Chris Langham as Roy Mallard, with Robert Harley, Jonathan Kydd, Sally Phillips, Kay Stonham and Caroline Strong.

Robert Harley and Jonathan Kydd.

`The Ski Courier'.

Another episode of John Morton's award-winning comedy about a tenacious but unlucky broadcaster.

Roy Mallard gets to grips with what it is really like to be a ski rep.

Starring Chris Langham as Roy Mallard.

With Caroline Strong, Sally Philips, Kay Stonham, Robert Harley and Jonathan Kydd.

Hapless broadcaster Roy Mallard sets out to offer another impression of life in an ordinary occupation.

Starring Chris Langham.

The third of a six-part series which sets out to give an impression of the day-to-day business of ordinary occupations.

3: `The Ski Courier.' Hapless broadcaster Roy Mallard gets to grips with what it is really like to be a ski rep.

0204The Estate Agent1996062919980513
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Roy Mallard takes a passing interest in selling houses, and a more than passing interest in 'negotiator' Madeleine.

A six-part series of the comedy show in which hapless broadcaster Roy Mallard sets out to give an impression of the day-to-day business of ordinary occupations.

4: `The Estate Agent'.

Roy gets to grips with what it's really like to be an estate agent, but is momentarily sidetracked when he takes more than a professional interest in one of his interviewees.

With Chris Langham as Roy Mallard, and Sally Phillips.

`The Estate Agent'.

Another episode of John Morton's award-winning comedy about a tenacious but unlucky broadcaster.

While getting to grips with what it is really like to be an estate agent, Roy Mallard takes more than a professional interest in one of his interviewees.

Starring Chris Langham and Sally Philips.

With his dubious command of the ENGLISH language, Roy Mallard tries to provide an aural snapshot of the lives of 'people like us'.

0205The Policeman1996070619970708
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Roy Mallard goes on the beat, meets Tom the bagpiper and Frank the assassin, witnesses a bomb scare and visits the cells.

Mallard turns his incisive gaze on what it is really like to be one of today's police officers.

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Roy Mallard faces sarcastic receptionists and adulterous breakfast guests as he explores the world of hotel management.

Intrepid Roy Mallard faces sarcastic receptionists and adulterous breakfast guests as he explores the world of hotel management.

The last of a six-part series of the comedy show featuring unflappable broadcaster Roy Mallard, played by Chris Langham.

`The Hotel Manager'.

Mallard goes behind the scenes in a hotel with another of his incisive reports.

Roy Mallard goes behind the scenes in a hotel with another of his incisive reports.

Somehow events always conspire against him.

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Roy Mallard meets Lynne Turner who has one of the most complex, demanding and influential jobs that a Person Like Us can have.

0302The Bank Manager1997072619980415
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Tenacious but unlucky broadcaster Roy Mallard turns his less than incisive gaze on the role of a High Street Bank Manager.

Hapless broadcaster Roy Mallard turns his less than incisive gaze on the role of a High Street Bank Manager.

John Morton's award-winning drama in four parts, about a tenacious but unlucky broadcaster.

2: `The Bank Manager'.

Roy Mallard turns his incisive gaze on the occupation of bank manager.

With Chris Langham as Roy Mallard.

Also starring Peter Davison, Peter Serafinowicz, Kim Wall, Joanna Monro, Jennifer Hennesey and Rachel Atkins.

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Roy Mallard investigates the cockpit this week and shows us he has absolutely no fear of flying, whatsoever.

Roy Mallard finds himself flying with Richard Humphries, who joined a commercial airline as a cadet entry pilot.

With Chris Langham as Roy Mallard.

Also starring Hugh Bonneville, Jonathan Coy, Cathy Sara, Joanna Brookes, Fiona Allen and Kim Wall.

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Unlucky but tenacious broadcaster Roy Mallard turns his incisive gaze on what it's like to be a photographer.

This week Mallard turns his incisive gaze on what it's like to be a photographer.

With Chris Langham, Billy Nighy and Carla Mendonca.