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We Are Lady Parts. Image shows from L to R: Bisma (Faith Omole), Ayesha (Juliette Motamed), Amina (Anjana Vasan), Momtaz (Lucie Shorthouse), Saira (Sarah Kameela Impey). Copyright: Working Title Films

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2018 - 2021
Channels
Channel 4, Comedy Blaps
Episodes
7 (1 pilot + 1 series)
Stars
Anjana Vasan, Sarah Kameela Impey, Juliette Motamed, Faith Omole, Lucie Shorthouse, Zaqi Ismail, Aiysha Hart, David Avery and more
Writers
Nida Manzoor, Raisah Ahmed, Zia Ahmed, Suhayla El-Bushra, Inua Ellams, Hanan Issa, Ambreen Razia, Jeremy Dyson and Sami El-Hadi
Directors
Nida Manzoor and Clare Awdry
Producers
John Pocock, Mark Freeland, Surian Fletcher-Jones, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Rachel Alabaster and Nida Manzoor
Companies

Sitcom following a Muslim punk band.

We Are Lady Parts is written, created and directed by Nida Manzoor, who has drawn on her own experiences and taken inspiration from the rich and diverse cultural collectives and artists in London; and boasts an exciting ensemble cast of new British acting talent.

We Are Lady Parts shows the highs and lows of the band - called Lady Parts - as seen through the eyes of Amina Hussain - a geeky microbiology PhD student, who's on the lookout for love and romance. Lady Parts' fierce and enigmatic frontwoman Saira sees something in Amina that the others can't see. When Saira discovers Amina fancies Ahsan, fellow band member and taxi-driving drummer Ayesha's dreamboat brother, she uses this as leverage by offering to hook them both up on a date, but only if Amina agrees to join the band.

Cartoon-drawing bassist and backing vocalist Bisma and Momtaz the band's wheeler-dealer band manager are not convinced that Amina is right for their band. Amina has never, ever met girls like this before and she's soon swept up in their joyful, anarchic energy and punk spirit. But she becomes torn and caught up between two different worlds - that of her more strait-laced uni friends led by her formidable bestie Noor and the world of Lady Parts. Will she be the key to the band's success? And - will she finally find a husband?

The series is packed with original punk songs and surprising cover tracks, written and adapted by Nida and her siblings Shez Manzoor (who also scored the show), Sanya Manzoor and Benni Fregin.

We Are Lady Parts is at once an unapologetically bold comedy and a joyful celebration of the richness and diversity found in contemporary London, whilst also an exploration on the fundamental questions of life: Who am I? Where and with whom do I belong?. But ultimately it's about funny women with real agency, forging their own lives and identities in a world determined to do it for them.

Additional details

Also known as
  • We Are Ladyparts (On-screen title)
  • Lady Parts (Pilot title)
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Lady Parts' music composed by Benjamin Fregin, Nida Manzoor, Sanya Manzoor and Shez Manzoor.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 21st December 2018 on Comedy Blaps
Last new broadcast
Thursday 24th June 2021 at 10pm on Channel 4
Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 1st July 2021 at 3:30am on C4 - Episode 6
  • Thursday 24th June 2021 at 3:50am on C4 - Episode 5
  • Sunday 20th June 2021 at 4:15am on 4seven - Episode 5

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