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

The Kumars At No. 42

  • TV chat show / sitcom
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 2001 - 2006
  • 53 episodes (7 series)

Comedy chat show set in the living room of host Sanjeev Kumar, surrounded by his quirky and typically British-Asian family. Stars Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Indira Joshi and Vincent Ebrahim.

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

Key details

Genres
Chat Show, Sitcom
Broadcast
2001 - 2006
Channels
BBC One, BBC Two
Episodes
53 (7 series)
Stars
Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Indira Joshi and Vincent Ebrahim
Writers
Sanjeev Bhaskar, Richard Pinto, Sharat Sardana, Simon Blackwell, George Jeffrie, Suk Pannu, Bert Tyler-Moore, Roger Drew and John Irwin
Directors
Lissa Evans, Nick Wood and Dominic Brigstocke
Producers
Lissa Evans, Richard Pinto, Sharat Sardana, Denise O'Donoghue, Helen Williams, Alex Jackson-Long, Jimmy Mulville and Anil Gupta
Companies

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...

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 12th November 2001 at 9pm on BBC Two
All previous repeats

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