People Like Us
People Like Us

A warm, unflinching and laugh-out-loud funny peek into the challenging lives of young people and giving them a voice to talk about the issues they face and tell their stories in their own words.

Series 1 was set in and around the little-known Manchester estate of Harpurhey, where we met the Wakefield family – Paul, Karen, Amber and Maddie – bosses of the Wishee Washee launderette at the heart of the community.

Series 2 moved from Harpurhey to the Chelmsley Wood area outside Birmingham, where we met Pete and Ryan the two ambitious,  entrepreneurial wrestlers who run a wrestling group; Sade who is determined to make a better life for her family; hardworking shopkeeper Mo; aspiring actors Charlie and Gareth; and football referee and aspiring history teacher, Josh.

Described as “shockingly real and funny” by The Daily Telegraph, People Like Us was BBC THREE’s highest-rating debut factual series of 2012 by an independent production company.