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

Citizen Khan

BBC One sitcom about a British-Asian family. 34 episodes (5 series), 2012 - 2016. Stars Adil Ray, Shobu Kapoor, Bhavna Limbachia, Maya Sondhi and others.

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

Series 5 - A Khanderful Life

An encounter with a mysterious heavenly passer-by shows Mr Khan how things might have been different and convinces him that, despite all its frustrations, his is a "Khanderful Life" after all.

Further details

Mr. Khan tips his hat to Frank Capra's Christmas classic It's A Wonderful Life, with Sparkhill taking the place of Bedford Falls and Mr. Khan, like George Bailey, facing up to the fact that his life hasn't turned out the way he planned it. But an encounter with a mysterious heavenly passer-by (Lynda Baron) shows him how things might have been different and convinces him that, despite all its frustrations, his is a "Khanderful Life" after all. Mr Khan narrates as we go back in time to the The Khan's early years.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 23rd December 2016
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Adil Ray Mr Khan
    Shobu Kapoor Mrs Khan
    Bhavna Limbachia Alia
    Krupa Pattani Shazia
    Abdullah Afzal Amjad
    Harvey Virdi Mrs Malik
    Adlyn Ross Naani
    Matthew Cottle Dave
    Nish Nathwani Riaz
    Phil Nice Keith
    Guest cast
    Lynda Baron Clarenza
    Writing team
    Anil Gupta Writer
    Richard Pinto Writer
    Adil Ray Writer
    Production team
    Nick Wood Director
    Karl Rooney Director
    Anil Gupta Producer
    Rebecca Papworth Executive Producer
    Richard Pinto Co-producer
    Adil Ray Co-producer
    Richard Halladey Editor
    Adrian Conway Editor
    Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
    Kam Frantic Composer

    Video

    Mr Khan goes crazy for Christmas

    Mr Khan has a holiday revelation and wants to share the Christmas spirit with everyone.

    Featuring: Adil Ray (Mr Khan).

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