Movies and TV shows like People Like Us 1999

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People Like Us (1999)
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People Like Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: People Like Us was a British radio and TV comedy programme, a spoof on-location documentary written by John Morton, and starring Chris Langham as Roy Mallard, an inept interviewer. Originally a radio show for BBC Radio 4 in three series from 1995 to 1997, it was made into a television series for BBC Two that aired from September 1999 to June 2000.
Style: humorous, clever, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: society, human nature, media, social relations, parody, british humour
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england

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Smack the Pony (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: Smack the Pony is a British sketch comedy show that ran from 1999 until 2003 on Channel 4. The main performers on the show were Fiona Allen, Doon Mackichan, and Sally Phillips. There were also regular appearances from Sarah Alexander, Darren Boyd, ...
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Percy tårar (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 171 min.
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Story: Percy Tårar was a Swedish 6-part television show broadcast by SVT in 1996. It was Killinggänget's follow-up to the popular Nilecity 105,6. It was directed by Walter Söderlund and produced by Magdalena Jangard. The loose plot of the series ...
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A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: A Bit of Fry & Laurie is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring former Cambridge Footlights members Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, broadcast on both BBC1 and BBC2 between 1989 and 1995. It ran for four series and ...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, realistic, not serious ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Big Train is a surreal British television comedy sketch show created by Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan, writers of the successful sitcom Father Ted. The first series was broadcast on BBC Two in 1998, while the second, in which Linehan was not ...
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Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: The Fast Show is a multi BAFTA award winning sketch comedy show written and produced by Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson.
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Place: england
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
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Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Day Today is a surreal British parody of television current affairs programmes, broadcast in 1994, and created by the comedians Armando Iannucci and Chris Morris. It is an adaptation of the radio programme On the Hour, which was broadcast on BBC ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
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Duration: 30 min.
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