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 4

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.

Further details


Miraculous statue
Marriage counselling
Flash Ash - Street meeting
White bride at a restaurant
Smita Smitten, Showbiz Kitten - Private Bollywood party
Skiving employee
The Competitive Mothers - Wedding
White bride at a bus stop
Flash Ash - Window washing
Newsnight interview
White bride in the park
Melodramatic Family - Car
The Competitive Mothers - Baby
On The Waterfront
Smita Smitten, Showbiz Kitten - New eatery
The Bhangramuffins - Academic pressure
The Competitive Mothers - Pimp
The Competitive Mothers - Triple jump

Broadcast details

Monday 2nd February 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
Guest cast
Art Malik Self
Arabella Weir Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Sharat Sardana Writer
Richard Pinto Writer
Sanjeev Bhaskar Writer
Meera Syal Writer
Sanjeev Kohli Writer (Additional Material)
Sharat Sardana Script Editor
Production team
Nick Wood Director
Anil Gupta Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer

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