How I Got My Beads

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Beautiful People, Series 1 Episode 3 of 6

Duration: 30 minutes

Simon Doonan now living in New York, remembers his extraordinary childhood growing up in Reading during the 90s where glamour was in short supply and his extended family were far from the beautiful people he and his best friend Kyle, known as Kylie, longed to move amongst.

Simon remembers his mother's experiments with the occult and his grandmother's return from a mental hospital, which saw her change rather radically from the nicest granny in the world. Featuring conjoined twins and a bingo caller.

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    Simon remembers how nice his gran was before she returned from a mental hospital, radically changed.


Luke Ward-Wilkinson
Layton Williams
Olivia Colman
Aidan McArdle
Auntie Hayley
Meera Syal
Sophie Ash
Justin Davies
Jonathan Harvey


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