The Omid Djalili Show. Omid Djalili. Copyright: BBC
The Omid Djalili Show

The Omid Djalili Show

  • TV sketch show / stand-up
  • BBC One
  • 2007 - 2009
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Omid Djalili unleashes his own brand of comedy, poking fun at modern life in Britain, the war on terror and his multi-cultural upbringing in Britain. Stars Omid Djalili, Tom Goodman-Hill, Richard Katz, Stewart Scudamore, Davood Ghadami and more.

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Series 2, Episode 2

Omid muses over the British love of queuing and football chants. Sketches include Henry VIII looking for fresh blood; Napoleon Bonaparte attempting to become a catwalk model; and James Bond getting a new customised Aston Martin DB7.

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Further details

The Omid Djalili Show. Omid Djalili. Copyright: BBC

Tonight, Omid's journey through history continues with his highly original portrayal of Henry VIII. With the departure of Catherine of Aragon, the King is looking for fresh blood. Spotting Anne Boleyn embroidering quietly under a tree, the tinsel-tongued Tudor sets out to woo her.

French history also comes under the microscope with Omid's take on Napoleon Bonaparte. The diminutive Emperor has conquered all of Europe and turns to his next ambition - to be a catwalk model ... but woe betide anyone who suggests height may be an issue.

Next, Omid steps into the inventive shoes of James Bond's gadget man, Q. Showing 007 around his customised Aston Martin DB7, Q is keen to point out the innovative windscreen-wiper and central-locking systems. "Is everything ok at home, Q?" asks the bemused secret agent.

Straightforward stand-up is also on the agenda as Omid's musings cover the British love of queuing and football chants. And, finally, mini-cab drivers and London cabbies have a musical stand-off (The Knowledge versus sat nav) in song and dance spectacular Minicab - The Musical.

Broadcast details

Monday 27th April 2009
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Omid Djalili Various
Tom Goodman-Hill Cromwell
Stewart Scudamore Ensemble Actor
Bijan Daneshmand Ensemble Actor
Mike Goodenough Ensemble Actor
Colin Salmon Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Nicholas Le Prevost Cardinal
Boothby Graffoe Ensemble Actor
Sally Holt Ensemble Actor
Kerry Ann Smith Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Omid Djalili Writer
Will Smith Writer
Roger Drew Writer
Boothby Graffoe Writer
Jason Hazeley Writer
Joel Morris Writer
Michael Cumming Writer
Rich Fulcher Writer
Dan Tetsell Writer (Additional Material)
Steve Punt Script Editor
Production team
Michael Cumming Director
Alex Walsh-Taylor Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Jon Blow Editor
Simon Rogers Production Designer
Richard Lewis Composer


Football - Do You Want Some?

Omid talks about being a football fan.

Featuring: Omid Djalili.

Adopt an Accent

Omid talks about putting on regional accents.

Featuring: Omid Djalili.

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