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

Goodness Gracious Me goes festive for Christmas. Mr "Everything Comes From India" makes some interesting arguments; the Robinsons and Coopers share a traditional meal; we see inside a women's drop-in centre; and Rav's Animal Hospital returns.

Further details


The Bhangramuffins - Punjabi Nativity
Hammer Boys - Car stereo
"Cheque please" - Telescope
Indian restaurant
Career pressure
Meena and Beena, the Minx Twins - Father Christmas
Rav's Animal Hospital - Hammer Boys
Women's Drop-in Lounge - Husband
"Cheque please" - Parents
The Maharaja - Monkeys
Holiday - Asian camping
The Twist
The Competitive Mothers - Daughter in law
Malkit - Father Christmas
Asian University
The Maharaja - Kittens
The Competitive Mothers - Father Christmas
Mr "Everything Comes From India" - Father Christmas
World In Focus - Middle class
Hammer Boys - Space station
Close Encounters
"Cheque please" - Old people
Mr "Everything Comes From India" - O Little Town of Bethlehem
Women's Drop-in Lounge - Pregnancy
Mr "Everything Comes From India" - Good King Wenceslas
Hare Christians
"Cheque please" - Dump
Smeeta Smitten, Showbiz Kitten - Defence Ministers
Mr "Everything Comes From India" - Deck The Halls
"Will I, bollocks!" - Father Christmas
The Bhandari Bunch
Guru Mahareshi Yogi - Cluedo
Asian Home Front - Gardens
Herbalist Doctor
The Nativity
Mr "Everything Comes From India" - We Three Kings
"Cheque please" - Hot one
The Coopers and Robinsons - Christmas dinner
Mr "Everything Comes From India" - Father Christmas

Broadcast details

Wednesday 23rd December 1998
45 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
Writing team
Sharat Sardana Writer
Richard Pinto Writer
Sanjeev Bhaskar Writer
Anil Gupta Writer (Additional Material)
Sanjeev Kohli Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Nick Wood Director
Anil Gupta Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer

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