Goodness Gracious Me. Image shows from L to R: Nina Wadia, Kulvinder Ghir, Dave Lamb, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal. Copyright: BBC
Goodness Gracious Me

Goodness Gracious Me

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC Two
  • 1998 - 2015
  • 23 episodes (3 series)

British-Asian sketch show starring Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Kulvinder Ghir and Nina Wadia. Stars Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Kulvinder Ghir, Nina Wadia, Dave Lamb and more.

Goodness Gracious Me. Image shows from L to R: Nina Wadia, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhaskar. Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
1998 - 2015
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
23 (3 series), plus 1 factual special
Stars
Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Kulvinder Ghir, Nina Wadia, Dave Lamb, Anil Desai, Amanda Holden, Sharat Sardana and more
Writers
Sharat Sardana, Richard Pinto, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Anil Gupta and Sanjeev Kohli
Directors
Nick Wood and Christine Gernon
Producers
Anil Gupta and Jon Plowman
Companies

Sending up British culture, Asian culture and everything in between, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Nina Wadia and Kulvinder Ghir star in sketch show Goodness Gracious Me.

Taking on a variety of roles, the quad - together with a regular supporting cast lead by Dave Lamb and Fiona Allen - poke fun at Britain's established Indian and Pakistani generations; spoof television, film and music; and introduce a whole new range of unforgettable characters and catchphrases to British television.

Kiss my chuddies!

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
The theme tune is a Bhangra version of Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren's 1960 comedy song Goodness Gracious Me.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 12th January 1998 at 10pm on BBC Two
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • BBC Television Centre - Original series
  • Teddington Studios - 2014 reunion special
  • BBC Elstree Centre - 2015 special
  • BBC Television Centre - Unbroadcast pilot recorded 10th May 1997

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