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.

Press Clippings

Goodness Gracious Me: 20 Years Innit! review

A welcome reminder of how groundbreaking the comedy was.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 22nd December 2018

Goodness Gracious Me at 20

Goodness Gracious Me - the BBC comedy that explored British-Asian culture - turns 20 this month.

Alex Nelson, i Newspaper, 18th January 2018

Goodness Gracious Me team are planning a comeback

The team behind late 90s BBC comedy Goodness Gracious Me have plans to bring back their distinctive brand of humour in a new format, reveals Meera Syal.

Radio Times, 7th March 2017

Goodness Gracious Me could return

Sanjeev Bhaskar has revealed that popular sketch show Goodness Gracious Me could return to television.

British Comedy Guide, 17th January 2017

Meera Syal interview: television is 'in stagnation'

Meera Syal talks to Julia Llewellyn Smith about her ground-breaking comedies, why TV executives should chase the 'brown pound', and her latest project, The Trial of Hamlet.

Julia Llewellyn Smith, The Telegraph, 17th November 2016

An Asian comedy that everyone could relate to

The genius of GGM, which returns tonight for a one-off special, is that it tackles universal themes of greed, aspiration and family. At a time when British Asians find themselves increasingly stigmatised, we need it more than ever.

Sara M Abbasi, The Guardian, 25th August 2015

Goodness Gracious Me, BBC2 - TV review

Brownton Abbey sketch missed some brilliant opportunities.

Daisy Wyatt, The Independent, 25th August 2015

Goodness Gracious Me, review: 'a little flabby'

The show, like its stars, is a little long in tooth but a wicked parody of Downton Abbey made it worth it, says Michael Hogan.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 25th August 2015

Goodness Gracious Me is still pushing the boundaries

Goodness Gracious Me still has the power to pack a punch and get you thinking. But isn't it time there were more British-Asian comedy troupes blazing onto the scene with the panache this lot did back in 1998?

Ben Dowell, Radio Times, 25th August 2015

This one-off is a reminder of how funny Goodness Gracious Me is. Meera Syal and Nina Wadia are the Competitive Goddesses, sitting on clouds totting up how many worshippers they have on their smartphones. Meanwhile, Captain Brownadder takes to the trenches, and Gandhi is reinvented in a Martin Scorsese film. One of the highlights sees the India Broadcast Company, home of "lavish new costume drama, Brownton Abbey", deal with a new head of diversity who suggests an English season.

Hannah Verdier, The Guardian, 25th August 2015