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

Goodness Gracious Me

BBC Two sketch show about British-Asian culture. 23 episodes (3 series), 1998 - 2015. Stars Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Kulvinder Ghir, Nina Wadia and others.

Series 1

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Monday 12th January 1998

In this first episode, the Calcutta Male Voice Choir perform for the first time outside of India; we meet Guru Mahareshi Yogi; the Teenagers perform a Thames-side rap; and there's trouble ordering when going for an English.

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2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Monday 19th January 1998

A Hindu father brings his children home a pet - unfortunately not exactly the cat or dog they wanted; Fixer Uncle makes his unwelcome presence felt, and in the latest episode of India's hottest travel show, Backpacks, four students visit the UK.

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3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Monday 26th January 1998

There's a moody film noir spoof in The Accountant; Smita Smitten, Showbiz Kitten attends a Bollywood premiere; the buyer for a chain of British shops is tricked into buying some rubbish in the Punjab; and a Buddhist has some very unsuitable jobs.

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4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Monday 2nd February 1998

This week we meet Flash Ash; an incredibly melodramatic family cause their father hell; Smita Smitten bumps into an apparent old friend; and the competitive mothers meet at a wedding. Plus an Indian take on On The Waterfront.

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5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Monday 9th February 1998

This week we meet the man who is insistent that everything comes from India; there's a Monty Python spoof; there's confusion over what actually happens at an Indian wedding; and an Indian advertising agency attempt to promote a feminine hygiene product.

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6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Monday 16th February 1998

In the final episode of the series, there's a spoof of Ghost; our first adventure with Skipinder The Punjabi Kangaroo; the Bhangramuffins are a little perplexed by Diwali; and a journalist attempts to find a partner for his daughter.

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