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

The Omid Djalili Show

BBC One sketch show / stand-up starring Omid Djalili. 12 episodes (2 series), 2007 - 2009. Stars Omid Djalili, Tom Goodman-Hill, Richard Katz, Stewart Scudamore and others.

Series 2, Episode 6

This week Omid's stand-up routine takes the audience on a comedy rollercoaster of drunk Nigerians, Fabio Capello and the Shadow Cabinet. And the series ends on a musical note with song-and-dance spectacular: Commuting - The Musical.

Further details

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

This week sees the return of flamboyant film director Dirk Monroe, who's struggling to carve a new career as a pet photographer in Glasgow. Dirk's career starts to pick up when the locals get wind of his new house guest, Osama Bin Laden, but not all his customers are impressed: "You may be a big shot in Afghanistan but you're nothing here," spits one.

Henry VIII returns for more royal romancing but the monarch's wandering eye is upsetting his straight-talking wife, Catherine Parr. "You can tell your mate, Archbishop Cranmer, you'll be sleeping on his sofa because I'm throwing you out," she says.

Omid squeezes back into the turquoise leisure suit of Lambrusco, who has a difficult decision to make when she realises the life of a darts player's wife isn't always a bed of roses. Might she be better taking pot luck with a snooker player instead?

Omid's stand-up routine takes the audience on a comedy rollercoaster, taking in drunk Nigerians, Fabio Capello and the Shadow Cabinet. And the series ends on a musical note with song-and-dance spectacular Commuting - The Musical, in which love blossoms over the prawn cocktail crisps in the unlikely setting of a commuter train ... or was it all just a dream?

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 25th May 2009
Time
10:15pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Omid Djalili Various
Stewart Scudamore Ensemble Actor
Dana Haqjoo Ensemble Actor
Sally Chattaway Ensemble Actor
Annabel Knight Ensemble Actor
Bijan Daneshmand Ensemble Actor
Mike Goodenough Ensemble Actor
David Nellist Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Will Beer Ensemble Actor
Chandrika Chevli Ensemble Actor
Tara Flynn Ensemble Actor
Rebecca Gethings Ensemble Actor
Helen Moon Ensemble Actor
Maggie Service Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Omid Djalili Writer
Annabel Knight Writer
Boothby Graffoe Writer
Jason Hazeley Writer
Joel Morris Writer
Dan Tetsell 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
Production team
Michael Cumming Director
Alex Walsh-Taylor Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
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