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

The Kumars

  • TV chat show
  • Sky One
  • 2014
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

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

Key details

Genre
Chat Show
Broadcast
2014
Channels
Sky One
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Stars
Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Vincent Ebrahim and Harvey Virdi
Writers
Sanjeev Bhaskar, George Jeffrie, Bert Tyler-Moore, Tom Leopold, Madeleine Brettingham, Fergus Craig, Dave Lamb, Maya Sondhi and more
Directors
Sasha Ransome and Joe Grace
Producers
John Pocock, Christopher Barbour, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Helen Williams, Jimmy Mulville, Saskia Schuster and Lucy Lumsden
Companies

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.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 15th January 2014 at 9pm on Sky One
Most recent repeats
  • Monday 18th July 2016 at 11:00pm on Sky2 - Episode 5
  • Monday 18th July 2016 at 10:00pm on Sky2 - Episode 4
  • Monday 11th July 2016 at 10:00pm on Sky2 - Episode 3

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