& FREE UK Delivery on orders dispatched by Amazon over £20. Delivery Details
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
People Like Us - Series 1... has been added to your Basket
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Expedited shipping available on this item. Your item will be previously owned but still in great condition. The disc will play perfectly without interruption and the case, inlay notes and sleeve may show limited signs of wear.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£4.99
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: Bee-Entertained
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

People Like Us - Series 1 [DVD] [1999]

4.6 out of 5 stars 53 customer reviews

Additional DVD options
Amazon Price
New from Used from
DVD
"Please retry"
1-Disc Version
£4.99
£2.49 £1.29
DVD
"Please retry"
[DVD]
£28.92
Promotion Message Promotion Available 1 Promotion(s)

Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
£4.99 & FREE UK Delivery on orders dispatched by Amazon over £20. Delivery Details Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special offers and product promotions

  • Enjoy £1.00 reward to spend on movies or TV on Amazon Video when you purchase a DVD or Blu-ray offered by Amazon.co.uk. A maximum of 1 reward per customer applies. UK customers only. Offer ends at 23:59 GMT on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
  • Find all the best television shows from the other side of the pond in our US TV store and catch the latest shows in our 2014's Hottest TV page.


Frequently bought together

  • People Like Us - Series 1 [DVD] [1999]
  • +
  • People Like Us - Series 2 [DVD]
  • +
  • The Day Today : Complete BBC Series (2 Disc Set) [1994] [DVD]
Total price: £16.99
Buy the selected items together

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?


Product details

  • Actors: Chris Langham
  • Directors: John Morton
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 16 Sept. 2002
  • Run Time: 173 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 53 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00006G9VJ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,090 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Product Description

The complete first series of the spoof documentary series. Hapless investigative reporter Roy Mallard (Chris Langham) has an unfortunate knack of being a fly in the ointment rather than a fly on the wall. In 'The Managing Director' Roy looks at the work of a hi-tech business who are currently in the middle of negotiations with a Japanese company. 'The Estate Agent' finds Roy spending a day with a Sussex estate agency where relationships between the staff are more than a little strained. In 'The Police Officer' Roy ends up in hot water when a fairly routine day observing PC David Knight (Tom Goodman-Hill) results in a suicidal rescue mission. In 'The Solicitor' Roy's inimitable style causes trouble for the husband-wife legal team at Broadbent & Broadbent. In 'The Photographer' Roy spends a day getting to know Will Rushmoore (Bill Nighy), a local photographer who hopes to put on an arty exhibition at a big London gallery. Finally, in 'The Head Teacher', Roy stumbles into the internecine warfare that rumbles among the staff of King Edward VII Comprehensive in Ashford.

From Amazon.co.uk

The spoof documentary has long been a source of television comedy, but few series can claim to have hit the target as accurately as the BBC's People Like Us. The six episodes of the first series offer moment after moment of well observed, thoughtful and hilarious humour. Taking the fly-on-the-wall documentary genre as its inspiration, it focuses on the everyday lives of a range of different people: businessman, teacher, policeman, photographer, estate agent and solicitor. The comedy walks the line between the observational and the absurd (much of the dialogue is similar to that used in The Day Today) but mixes the two to perfection.

The man behind the camera is the hapless Roy Mallard, played by Chris Langham, but he is seldom seen. It was the type of role that Langham was to reprise in the film The Big Tease but for now, People Like Us remains his finest hour. Have fun also spotting the number of actors who would go onto greater things in the likes of Smack the Pony and Rescue Me. --Phil Udell --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Customer reviews

Top customer reviews

on 3 May 2017
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 1 May 2009
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
22 Comments| 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 5 August 2002
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
11 Comment| 48 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 2 July 2015
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 12 March 2017
Format: DVD
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 19 October 2003
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
22 Comments| 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 17 January 2005
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 26 January 2006
Format: DVD
0Comment| 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Most recent customer reviews


Pages with related products. See and discover other items: primary science

Look for similar items by category

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?