The Real Extras
Documentary · Reality
Series that looks at what really goes on behind the doors of an extras agency.
S01:E01 - Hooligans and Prostitutes
Life as a film star seems impossibly glamorous. Life as a film extra is very probably not. The Real Extras follows the journey of a casting for a new British gangster flick. The roles of hooligan' and prostitute' may not lead to any academy awards, but for wannabe extras Jodi, Caroline, Barney and Apostolos this could be the big break they have been waiting for.
S01:E02 - Brit Flick
It's a busy day down at the casting suite. Leading casting director Paul de Freitas is frantic in his search for a glamorous girl for new Brit flick Clubbing to Death. Will its star, Hollyoaks heart-throb Daniel Hyde, know talent when he sees it? Who hits the jackpot with the big money TV job?
S01:E03 - Totally Magazine
The search is on for the face of a new magazine, and it's former Radio One legend Bruno Brookes who is making the big decisionWill mum of three Sam put recent traumas behind her and start her career as a cover girl? Or will club DJ Eva win through in memory of her much-missed best friend? Serial extra Morrison gets yet another job on a major television drama
S01:E04 - Casualty and Cuba
Sometimes an extra's life is a fabulous one! The search is on for a Marilyn Monroe and an Einstein look-a-like for a soft drink commercial to be shot in glamorous Havana Oscar, a familiar face to millions who, thanks to his role on Casualty, is one of the UK's most famous extras
S01:E05 - Heartbeat and Zombie Movie
Dozens of extras rise from the dead and descend on central London in their pursuit of a role in a new zombie movie. Seasoned extra Craig takes the viewer through a day in his life.
S01:E06 - Animals and Charity Single
They say never work with animals or children, but new, highly rated rock band Mother Volpine don't have much of a choice. They've turned to Britain's best known animal extras agency to source a dog that looks like a wolf for their new video. Meanwhile, over in Liverpool, a familiar face is looking for angels and demons to promote his charity single
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