The Kumars. Image shows from L to R: Ashwin (Vincent Ebrahim), Ummi (Meera Syal), Sanjeev (Sanjeev Bhaskar).

The Kumars

Sky One chat show hosted by The Kumar family. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2014. Stars Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Vincent Ebrahim and Harvey Virdi.

The Kumars. Image shows from L to R: Sanjeev (Sanjeev Bhaskar), Ummi (Meera Syal), Ashwin (Vincent Ebrahim).

The Kumars

The Kumars return to the chat show format via Sky TV. However, due to the recession they are now living in a smaller flat

Chat Show
Sky One
6   (1 series)
Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Vincent Ebrahim and Harvey Virdi
Sanjeev Bhaskar, George Jeffrie, Bert Tyler-Moore, Tom Leopold, Madeleine Brettingham, Fergus Craig, Dave Lamb, Maya Sondhi and others
Sasha Ransome
John Pocock, Christopher Barbour and Sanjeev Bhaskar

One of television's most loved families, The Kumars, return.

Following a downturn in fortunes, The Kumars are now living in a flat in Hounslow, behind the homewares and gift shop called Bimla's Superstore that Dad, Ashwin, now runs.

Host, Sanjeev is divorced from his wife of nearly two years, Bindiya, but they share custody of their precocious 8 year old daughter.

Mum, Madhuri, has returned to India to look after her ailing mother and Ashwin has secured a sponsorship deal with BIMLA CORP, to resurrect the family's talk show.

Each week, the hour long show features three celebrity guests getting embroiled in the Kumars' domestic squabbles, all whilst Sanjeev fearlessly tries to deliver a great chatshow.

Guests across the series include Olivia Colman, Ray Winstone, Rupert Everett, Dame Diana Rigg, Emilia Fox, Richard E Grant, Caroline Quentin, Elizabeth McGovern, Harry Shearer, Kay Burley, James Corden, Terry Gilliam and Twiggy.

Production Details

Production companies
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 15th January 2014 on Sky One at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 19th February 2014 on Sky One at 10pm
Length of episodes
1 hour
Last repeat
Monday 18th July 2016 at 10:00pm on Sky2

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