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, Episode 1

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.

Further details


Difficult British names
"Cheque please" - Fat
What does it mean to be a Sikh?
Calcutta Male Voice Choir
The Bhangramuffins - Redefining ourselves
"Cheque please" - Rash
What does it mean to be a Hindu?
Smita Smitten, Showbiz Kitten - Blockbuster premiere
Going for an English
"Cheque please" - Thick
Guru Mahareshi Yogi - First symposium
Jodhpur Station, 1947
What does it mean to be a Muslim?
The Coopers and Robinsons - Dinner party
"Cheque please" - Seafood
The Bhangramuffins - Kiss My Chuddies
Guru Mahareshi Yogi - Ever thought about becoming a Hindu?

Broadcast details

Monday 12th January 1998
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Sanjeev Bhaskar Various
Meera Syal Various
Kulvinder Ghir Various
Nina Wadia Various
Dave Lamb Ensemble Actor
Anil Desai Ensemble Actor
Amanda Holden Ensemble Actor
Sharat Sardana Ensemble Actor
Nitin Sawhney Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Neil Newbon Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Sharat Sardana Writer
Richard Pinto Writer
Sanjeev Bhaskar Writer
Anil Gupta Writer (Additional Material)
Sanjeev Kohli Writer (Additional Material)
Sharat Sardana Script Editor
Production team
Nick Wood Director
Gareth Carrivick Director
Anil Gupta Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer



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