Raj!. Image shows from L to R: The Rajmata (Meera Syal), Boudica, The Dowager Duchess of Scathingtongue (Jennifer Saunders)

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Published
2021
Platforms
Audible
Episodes
7 (1 series)
Creators
Meera Syal and Mark Evans
Stars
Jennifer Saunders, Meera Syal, Jonny Sweet, Amit Shah, Forbes Masson, Kulvinder Ghir, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Anjana Vasan and Mark Evans
Writer
Mark Evans
Producers
Gareth Edwards and Julia McKenzie
Companies

A satirical sitcom about a clash of cultures and personalities in 19th century India, starring Meera Syal and Jennifer Saunders.

The series explores the amusing clash of cultures and personalities under the rule of the British Crown - including a tiger in a dress, a cave full of opium, and how to cheat at cricket with a bucket of chutney.

When the useless Henry and his formidable mother, the Dowager Duchess of Scathingtongue, arrive in a remote province of India, Henry is excited to be the new Governor, despite having no real idea of how to do so - unless you count talking English very loudly and slowly to the locals.

The Maharajah and his mother the Rajmata have plans in store for this unwelcome British presence that bring them face to face with Imran Afridi, a fearsome warlord and the Rajmata's ex, turning the lives of all involved upside down...

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 25th May 2021 on Audible
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 25th May 2021 on Audible

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