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 3

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.

Further details


The Coopers and Robinsons - Tennis club
Smita Smitten, Showbiz Kitten - Bollywood premiere
Indian child's party piece
"Cheque please" - Flower
Buddhist pest control
1970s outfit
Guru Mahareshi Yogi - Literature
The Accountant
The Coopers and Robinsons - Conservative Party
Masterchef in Bangalore
Buddhist medical research
When The Kids Are Away
"Cheque please" - Pressure to be thin
The Bhangramuffins - Eurostar
British-Asian Man's Quarterly meeting
"Cheque please" - Oysters
Rural Punjabi artefacts
The Godfather

Broadcast details

Monday 26th 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
Loyd Grossman Self
Sunil Patel Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Sharat Sardana Writer
Richard Pinto Writer
Sanjeev Bhaskar Writer
Meera Syal Writer
Anil Gupta Writer (Additional Material)
Sharat Sardana Script Editor
Production team
Nick Wood Director
Anil Gupta Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer

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