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.

Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 1

The golf-enthusiastic Cooper and Robinson couples misunderstand the meaning of swinging; we meet a Bollywood star making his first Western movie; and there's a Punjabi spoof of Aqua's pop hit Barbie Girl.


The Bhangramuffins - Interracial breeding
Tandoori cooking secret
The Love Dance - Nightclub
"Cheque please" - Tits
Chunky Lafunga - Jane Austen
"Cheque please" - Hands
Mrs "I Can Make It At Home" - Paris
The Love Dance - Ball
The Coopers and Robinsons - Swingers
Troubled Couple - Persecution
Guru Mahareshi Yogi - Healing
Chunky Lafunga - The Bill
The Love Dance - Lapdancing
The Competitive Mothers - Fertility
"Cheque please" - Moustache
Chunky Lafunga - Australian soap
Smeeta Smitten, Showbiz Kitten - Chunky Lafunga
"Cheque please" - Chivalry
Punjabi Girl
Guru Mahareshi Yogi - Scrabble


This episode saw Smeeta Smitten change the spelling of her name. During Series 1 she had been 'Smita'.

Broadcast details

Friday 13th November 1998
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 3rd October 2019 2:30am Gold
Thursday 3rd October 2019 10:20pm Gold
Sunday 23rd August 2020 1:00am Gold
Sunday 23rd August 2020 3:20am Gold
Wednesday 14th April 2021 11:00pm Gold
Thursday 15th April 2021 2:50am Gold

Cast & crew

Sanjeev Bhaskar Various
Meera Syal Various
Kulvinder Ghir Various
Nina Wadia Various
Dave Lamb Ensemble Actor
Sharat Sardana Ensemble Actor
Fiona Allen Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Mariella Frostrup Self
Ricky Grover Ensemble Actor
Parminder Jauhal Ensemble Actor
Andrew Mackintosh Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Sharat Sardana Writer
Richard Pinto Writer
Sanjeev Bhaskar Writer
Meera Syal Writer
Anil Gupta Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Nick Wood Director
Anil Gupta Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Gina Parr Production Designer
Richie Webb (as Richard Webb) Composer

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