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The Kumars At No. 42. Image shows from L to R: Sanjeev Kumar (Sanjeev Bhaskar), Dad (Vincent Ebrahim), Ummi (Meera Syal), Mum (Indira Joshi). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

The Kumars At No. 42

BBC One chat show. 53 episodes (7 series), 2001 - 2006. Stars Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Indira Joshi and Vincent Ebrahim.

The Kumars At No. 42

Comedy chat show set in the living room of host Sanjeev Kumar, surrounded by his quirky and typically British-Asian family

Chat Show
2001 - 2006
BBC One, BBC Two
53   (7 series)
Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Indira Joshi and Vincent Ebrahim
Sanjeev Bhaskar, Richard Pinto, Sharat Sardana, Simon Blackwell, George Jeffrie, Suk Pannu, Bert Tyler-Moore, Roger Drew and others
Lissa Evans, Nick Wood and Dominic Brigstocke
Lissa Evans, Richard Pinto, Sharat Sardana, Denise O'Donoghue, Helen Williams and Alex Jackson-Long

The Kumars are a well-off Indian family whose spoilt son Sanjeev fancies himself as a chat show host. To facilitate this, his mum and dad have helpfully bulldozed their back garden and built a TV studio on the back of their suburban home.

Each week Sanjeev gets to interview celebrity guests whilst fending off the countless interruptions from his doting parents and overbearing grandmother, much to the amusement of the bemused guests in question...

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