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 2, Christmas Special is repeated on Gold on Saturday 26th June at 2:45am.

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.

Further details


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

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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

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