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Episode 1: Goodness Gracious Me: Reunion Special

Summary

As part of BBC Two's 50th anniversary celebrations, Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Nina Wadia and Kulvinder Ghir reunite for a one-off instalment of their ground-breaking British-Asian comedy show, Including sketches on how to tell Sherlock Holmes comes from India, some very competitive grandmothers, a bit of politics with the Kapoors and a surprisingly hi-tech use for an aubergine. Plus, some unusually hard-hitting legal advice and the heartbreaking ending of black-and-white classic Madrasablanca.

Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Syal, Nina Wadia and “token white” Dave Lamb have lost none of their comedic talent since this sketch show last graced our screens in 2001. Shown as part of BBC2’s 50th anniversary celebrations, this one-off is a selection of new sketches featuring familiar characters, including the man who believes everything has its origins in India (Sherlock and pretty well every other TV detective from Poirot to Columbo) and oh-so-British social climber Mr Kapoor (this time hoping to stand as a Ukip candidate for Parliament).

Among the new routines is an Indian version of Mary Poppins, a clever dig at one of our more right-wing newspapers in The Delhi Mail and a remake of The Frost Report’s class sketch that almost works. It’s not exactly subtle humour but the simple concept of taking Asian stereotypes and turning them on their heads is as relevant as ever.

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DirectorNick Wood
Executive producerJon Plowman
ProducerAnil Gupta
ProducerGareth Edwards
WriterMeera Syal
WriterSanjeev Bhaskar
WriterKulvinder Ghir
WriterAnil Gupta

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  • Goodness Gracious Me: Reunion Special

    Summary

    As part of BBC Two's 50th anniversary celebrations, Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Nina Wadia and Kulvinder Ghir reunite for a one-off instalment of their ground-breaking British-Asian comedy show, Including sketches on how to tell Sherlock Holmes comes from India, some very competitive grandmothers, a bit of politics with the Kapoors and a surprisingly hi-tech use for an aubergine. Plus, some unusually hard-hitting legal advice and the heartbreaking ending of black-and-white classic Madrasablanca.

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Syal, Nina Wadia and “token white” Dave Lamb have lost none of their comedic talent since this sketch show last graced our screens in 2001. Shown as part of BBC2’s 50th anniversary celebrations, this one-off is a selection of new sketches featuring familiar characters, including the man who believes everything has its origins in India (Sherlock and pretty well every other TV detective from Poirot to Columbo) and oh-so-British social climber Mr Kapoor (this time hoping to stand as a Ukip candidate for Parliament).

    Among the new routines is an Indian version of Mary Poppins, a clever dig at one of our more right-wing newspapers in The Delhi Mail and a remake of The Frost Report’s class sketch that almost works. It’s not exactly subtle humour but the simple concept of taking Asian stereotypes and turning them on their heads is as relevant as ever.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorNick Wood
    Executive producerJon Plowman
    ProducerAnil Gupta
    ProducerGareth Edwards
    WriterMeera Syal
    WriterSanjeev Bhaskar
    WriterKulvinder Ghir
    WriterAnil Gupta

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