TV's ludicrous 1990s obsession with docusoaps and people-shows inevitably inspired several satirical spins, but the purest and finest spoof of the fly-on-the-wall documentary was this John Morton-written show that introduced viewers to the hapless filmmaker Roy Mallard. His attempts to be 'merely an observer' were doomed to fail - inexorably, often disastrously, always hilariously. The idea was that Mallard would focus on a different profession each week, to show viewers that, no matter what the subjects do for a living, they are 'people like us'. The occupations given the Mallard TV treatment were, in the first series: managing director, estate agent, police officer, solicitor, photographer (played by Bill Nighy) and headteacher. Contains all six episodes from Series 1.