It's a Khanderful Life

Series 5 - Episode 7 It's a Khanderful Life



It had to happen, bumptious community leader Mr Khan had to hijack the well-loved Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life to do his own version called, of course, It’s a Khanderful Life.

But we’re not in the pretty town of Bedford Falls; we are in Mr Khan’s fiefdom of Sparkhill, where Mr Khan (Adil Ray) encounters a ghostly presence (played by Still Open All Hours siren, Nurse Gladys Emmanuel, Lynda Baron).

She shows a particularly thoughtful Mr Khan, who’s having to face the fact that his life hasn’t turned out as he’d planned it, how he really should be counting his blessings. Aaaah. Yes, it’s soppy, but so what, it’s Christmas and Citizen Khan has a big heart.


Mr Khan revisits his early years, reflecting on the fact that his life hasn't turned out the way he planned it. However, an encounter with a mysterious heavenly passer-by (guest star Lynda Baron) shows him how things might have been different and convinces him that, despite all its frustrations, his is a life worrth living after all. Adil Ray, Shobu Kapoor, Krupa Pattani and Bhavna Limbachia star in a festive episode of the comedy, tipping its hat to Frank Capra's Christmas classic It's a Wonderful Life.

Cast & Crew

Mr Khan Adil Ray
Mrs Khan Shobu Kapoor
Shazia Khan Krupa Pattani
Alia Khan Bhavna Limbachia
Amjad Abdullah Afzal
Dave Kris Marshall
Clarenza Lynda Baron
Director Karl Rooney
Executive Producer Rebecca Papworth
Producer Anil Gupta
Writer Anil Gupta
Writer Richard Pinto
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