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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.

Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 3

Omid looks at recycling, Gordon Brown's schooldays and drug testing in sport. Plus there's a variety of sketches including a look at the charity Apostrophes For Africa.

Preview clips

Further details

In tonight's episode, Omid's characters include the hapless water cooler delivery man who has inadvertently become an adviser to MI6 and been dispatched to the Afghan/Pakistan border to infiltrate a Taliban stronghold; and a punctuation expert who promotes the valuable work being done by the charity Apostrophes For Africa. "These people have been suffering terribly without adequate grammatical facilities," she says.

Omid also dons a cherry-red wig and false eyelashes to step into the velour leisure suit of feisty and flatulent Wag Lambrusco and gives viewers a peek into the excessive world of Darts Players' Wives.

Street fighter Steve "The Dragon" Thompson returns with some tips on how to lead a greener life, including using a baseball bat made of sustainable wood and using bio fuel in petrol bombs, and Look Eastwards' Gordon Farahani is on hand to promote some more television gold from the Middle East, including Seven Brides For One Brother and The Arabvision Song Contest presented by Tel Aviv Wogan.

Straightforward stand-up is also on the agenda as Omid's comedy musings take in recycling, Gordon Brown's schooldays and drug testing in sport.

Broadcast details

Monday 4th May 2009
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Omid Djalili Various
Stewart Scudamore Ensemble Actor
Dana Haqjoo Ensemble Actor
Martin Hyder Ensemble Actor
Sally Chattaway Ensemble Actor
Bijan Daneshmand Ensemble Actor
Mike Goodenough Ensemble Actor
David Nellist Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Damian Kell Ensemble Actor
Dhafer L'Abidine Ensemble Actor
Kerry Ann Smith Ensemble Actor
Tobi Bakare Ensemble Actor
Alex Lowe Ensemble Actor
Gareth Tunley Ensemble Actor
Jay Wheddon 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
Andrew Dawson (as The Dawson Brothers) Writer
Steve Dawson (as The Dawson Brothers) Writer
Tim Inman (as The Dawson Brothers) Writer
Ian Stone Writer (Additional Material)
Steve Punt Script Editor
Robert Mills Writer
Production team
Michael Cumming Director
Alex Walsh-Taylor Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Jon Blow Editor
Simon Rogers Production Designer
Richard Lewis Composer


Death to...

A quick sketch from Omid.

Featuring: Omid Djalili.

Names are very important...

Omid talks about how names are very important.

Featuring: Omid Djalili.

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