Citizen Khan. Image shows from L to R: Mr Khan (Adil Ray), Mrs Khan (Shobu Kapoor). Copyright: BBC
Citizen Khan

Citizen Khan

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2012 - 2016
  • 34 episodes (5 series)

Sitcom focusing on Mr Khan - self appointed community leader and future President of the Sparkhill Pakistani Business Association. Stars Adil Ray, Shobu Kapoor, Bhavna Limbachia, Maya Sondhi, Krupa Pattani and more.

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Series 2, Episode 1 - Alia's College

When Alia fails her exams, Mr Khan endeavours to get her into a good school, one way or another.

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Further details

Citizen Khan. Image shows from L to R: Mr Khan (Adil Ray), Professor Stevens (James Fleet). Copyright: BBC

Mrs Khan tells Mr Khan to sign Alia up at the Muslim Academy, but when he finds out how much it costs, Khan decides there's a better option...

Meanwhile Shazia has invited Debbie, her best friend and boss, round for dinner with the intention of asking her to be chief bridesmaid at her wedding. But she hasn't counted on her dad inadvertently inviting an extra guest.

Broadcast details

Friday 4th October 2013
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 7th October 2013 11:20pm BBC1
Monday 7th October 2013 11:40pm BBC1 Scot
Tuesday 8th October 2013 12:05am BBC1 Wales
Saturday 17th June 2017 9:00pm Gold
Sunday 18th June 2017 4:35pm Gold
Saturday 13th January 2018 8:10pm Gold
Sunday 14th January 2018 3:15pm Gold
Saturday 28th April 2018 8:10pm Gold
Wednesday 25th July 2018 9:20pm Gold
Monday 29th October 2018 8:40pm Gold
Thursday 14th March 2019 9:20pm Gold
Friday 15th March 2019 7:20pm Gold
Saturday 22nd June 2019 9:00pm Gold
Sunday 23rd June 2019 12:20am Gold
Saturday 4th July 2020 9:00am Gold
Monday 24th August 2020 7:10am Gold
Friday 13th November 2020 8:00am Gold
Friday 13th November 2020 12:40pm Gold
Saturday 9th January 2021 8:20am Gold
Sunday 10th January 2021 3:30am Gold
Sunday 10th January 2021 7:00am Gold
Saturday 20th February 2021 9:00am Gold
Sunday 21st February 2021 8:00am Gold
Saturday 28th August 2021 7:30am Gold
Sunday 29th August 2021 7:05am Gold
Saturday 8th January 2022 8:20am Gold
Sunday 9th January 2022 2:15am Gold
Saturday 16th April 2022 8:50am Gold
Sunday 17th April 2022 3:00am Gold
Sunday 17th April 2022 8:40am Gold
Saturday 23rd July 2022 7:25am Gold
Saturday 22nd October 2022 7:35am Gold
Monday 28th November 2022 10:00pm Gold
Saturday 15th July 2023 9:40am Gold
Sunday 16th July 2023 8:15am Gold
Saturday 6th January 2024 9:00am Gold
Sunday 7th January 2024 7:45am Gold

Cast & crew

Adil Ray Mr Khan
Shobu Kapoor Mrs Khan
Bhavna Limbachia Alia
Maya Sondhi Shazia
Abdullah Afzal Amjad
Harvey Virdi Mrs Malik
Adlyn Ross Naani
Nish Nathwani Riaz
Phil Nice Keith
Felix Dexter Omar
Guest cast
James Fleet Professor Stevens
Laura Aikman Debbie
Rob Kendrick Matt
Writing team
Anil Gupta Writer
Richard Pinto Writer
Adil Ray Writer
Production team
Ben Gosling Fuller Director
Anil Gupta Producer
Catherine Gosling Fuller Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Paul Schlesinger Associate Producer
Richard Pinto Co-producer
Adil Ray Co-producer
Jake Bernard Editor
Richard Halladay (as Richard Halladey) Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Keith Slote Production Designer
Janet Hampson Casting Director
Kam Frantic Composer
Anil Gupta Developer
Richard Pinto Developer


Series 2 Trailer

The family-based sitcom set in Birmingham returns for a second series.

Featuring: Adil Ray (Mr Khan), Shobu Kapoor (Mrs Khan) & James Fleet (Professor Stevens).


Mr Khan tries to enjoy a relaxing bath on his day off with little success.

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: Adil Ray (Mr Khan) & Shobu Kapoor (Mrs Khan).

Shazia's Wedding

Mrs Khan has some difficulty convincing Shazia they won't embarrass her at the wedding.

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: Adil Ray (Mr Khan), Shobu Kapoor (Mrs Khan), Maya Sondhi (Shazia) & Abdullah Afzal (Amjad).

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