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.

Series 1, Episode 2

The Kumars. Image shows from L to R: Hawney (Harvey Virdi), Ashwin (Vincent Ebrahim), Ray Winstone, Sanjeev (Sanjeev Bhaskar), Diana Rigg, Ummi (Meera Syal). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions / Avatar.
Keep the Kumars company as they welcome three of Britain's best-loved acting talents, Rupert Everett, Ray Winstone and 60s icon Diana Rigg, into their home.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 22nd January 2014
Sky One
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Sanjeev Bhaskar Sanjeev
Meera Syal Ummi
Vincent Ebrahim Ashwin
Harvey Virdi Hawney
Guest cast
Rupert Everett Guest
Ray Winstone Guest
Diana Rigg (as Dame Diana Rigg) Guest
Writing team
Sanjeev Bhaskar Writer
George Jeffrie Writer
Bert Tyler-Moore Writer
Tom Leopold Writer
Madeleine Brettingham Writer
Fergus Craig Writer
Maya Sondhi Writer
Nish Kumar Writer
Production team
Sasha Ransome Director
John Pocock Series Producer
Christopher Barbour Producer
Sanjeev Bhaskar Producer
Helen Williams Executive Producer
Jimmy Mulville Executive Producer
Saskia Schuster Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer


Rupert Everett meets The Kumars

A brief historic run down of Oscar Wilde for the uninitiated...

Featuring: Sanjeev Bhaskar (Sanjeev), Meera Syal (Ummi), Vincent Ebrahim (Ashwin), Rupert Everett.

Ray Winston meets The Kumars

Ray Winston shows how posh he can be.

Featuring: Sanjeev Bhaskar (Sanjeev), Meera Syal (Ummi), Vincent Ebrahim (Ashwin), Rupert Everett, Ray Winstone.

Diana Rigg meets The Kumars

Diana Rigg helps Sanjeev understand the difference between naughty and saucy.

Featuring: Sanjeev Bhaskar (Sanjeev), Meera Syal (Ummi), Dame Diana Rigg.


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