"Beautiful People" back on ABC1 Wednesday nights

This has become a must see for me.

We are just catching up with Series 2. Last Wednesday was "How I Got My Groom".

Beautiful People is a British comedy drama television series based on the memoirs of Barneys creative director Simon Doonan. The series takes place in Reading, Berkshire in 1997, where thirteen-year old Simon Doonan and his best friend Kyle dream of escaping their dreary suburban surroundings and moving to cosmopolitan London "to live amongst the beautiful people". The first episode aired on BBC Two on 2 October 2008 and recorded overnight ratings of 1.5 million viewers and positive critical reaction. Episodes are self-contained, but do follow a loose story arc throughout the course of each series.

It is unknown at the present whether Beautiful People will return for a third series, as the series finale of Series 2 concluded the main story line.

There’s a lot more fun ahead for the next five weeks.

Meet the two leads. Great video. These two are amazing.

And here is just one highlight of Series One.

The two leads are Luke Ward-Wilkinson, born 1992 (Simon) and Layton Williams, born 13 September 1994 (Kyle).

The series is based on the real life Simon Doonan (born 1952) — the creative director of the New York City-based clothing store, Barneys.

As a Reading boy turned window-dresser turned creative director of Barneys and celebrated newspaper columnist, he has documented many of his adventures in two memoirs, the second of which, Beautiful People, is the inspiration for a new television series. The book recounts Doonan’s escape from Reading, accompanied by his best friend Biddie, in pursuit of the elusive beautiful people of London – and beyond. He says that the series has done "a magnificent job. They preserved a lot of essential elements, and the message of looking for the beautiful people, but here they are all along."…

But beneath all the fabulousness, all the wafts of invisibly suspended fabric, he is still reassuringly down-to-earth. As we stand to leave he gives a happy little bob of the head. "You know this TV series is just the most brilliant, hilarious thing that has ever happened to me," he says. "It’s the cherry on the cake of my tawdry existence!" — source