Beautiful People premiered on BBC2 in October 2, 2008. It's 1997. Thirteen-year-old Simon and his best friend Kyle can't open a fridge door without belting out a show tune. And his family is even more eccentric. Simon's Mom, Debbie, is a whirlwind of matriarchal warmth in killer heels. His Dad, Andy, is a lovable Irish softy and avid wine maker and older sister, Ashlene, is a wannabe ghetto queen. Then there's Aunty Hayley who never seems to leave and grandma Narg, who lost God and found a foul mouth. Based on the childhood memoirs of window-dresser extraordinaire, style arbiter and writer Simon Doonan, the sitcom follows his childhood reminiscences of escaping the grey gloom of suburban England to live amongst the Beautiful People - before coming to the realization that true beauty, as ever, is closer than we think.