Count Abdulla. Image shows left to right: Kathy (Jaime Winstone), Abdulla Khan (Arian Nik)
Count Abdulla

Count Abdulla

  • TV sitcom
  • ITVX
  • 2023
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Sitcom following a British Pakistani Muslim junior doctor who is bitten by a halal-hunting vampire. Stars Arian Nik, Jaime Winstone, Nina Wadia, Manpreet Bambra, Sia Alipour and more.

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Series 1, Episode 1 - Halaloween

Count Abdulla. Kathy (Jaime Winstone)
Abdulla Khan's mother is keen to show him off at the first Eid since he qualified as a junior doctor; unfortunately the new moon this year coincides with Halloween, and as a lifetime horror devotee he's desperate to go to his friends' costume party.

Further details

Something sinister is going on around the edges of Hounslow's Muslim community. For junior doctor Abdulla Khan, this time of year is complicated. Torn between the Halloween party of the year - hosted by his crush, Amrita - and the Eid gathering his dear mother Bushra expects him to attend, Abdulla does his best to get to both. On top of upsetting his mum, the party isn't what Abdulla had hoped for as he is introduced to Amrita's lovely but irritatingly enthusiastic South African boyfriend Franck. But a chance encounter with a shadowy figure at the bus stop on his way home gives a more supernatural end to this most unusual of nights.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 15th June 2023
Time
6am
Channel
ITVX
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 18th January 2024 10:05pm ITV2
Monday 22nd January 2024 12:30am ITV2

Catch-up

Cast & crew

Cast
Arian Nik Abdulla Khan
Jaime Winstone Kathy
Nina Wadia Bushra Khan
Manpreet Bambra Amrita
Sia Alipour Shafi
Robert Eades Frank
Demmy Ladipo Chris
Rishi Nair Maajid
Guest cast
Mariska Ariya Nahima
Azan Ahmed Rashid
Amerjit Deu Uncle Jabbar
James Esler Fraser
Writing team
Kaamil Shah Writer
Production team
Asim Abbasi Director
Hussain Casey-Ahmed Producer
Phil Gilbert Executive Producer
Kaamil Shah Associate Producer
Ramit Anchal Post Producer
Craig Harbour Editor
Elena Muntoni Production Designer
Aisha Bywaters Casting Director
Susan Kulkarni Costume Designer
Arran Green Director of Photography
Katie King Make-up Designer
Barnaby Race Composer
Hannah Backshall Graphics
Kathryn O'Reilly (as Katherine O'Reilly) 1st Assistant Director

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