Tandoori Nights (1985– )

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Jimmy Sharma is the owner of an upscale restaurant, 'The Jewel In The Crown'. A waiter working with him quits to open a rival restaurant. The story revolves around the lives of these people.

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Series cast summary:
 Jimmy Sharma (12 episodes, 1985-1987)
Tariq Yunus ...
 Alaudin / ... (12 episodes, 1985-1987)
Shelley King ...
 Bubbly (12 episodes, 1985-1987)
Andrew Johnson ...
 Noor (12 episodes, 1985-1987)
Zohra Segal ...
 Gran (12 episodes, 1985-1987)
Rita Wolf ...
 Asha (11 episodes, 1985-1987)
Roly Lamas ...
 Gazloo (8 episodes, 1985-1987)
Badi Uzzaman ...
 Rashid (7 episodes, 1985-1987)
Ishaq Bux ...
 Hansa Mia / ... (7 episodes, 1985-1987)


Jimmy Sharma is the owner of an upscale restaurant, 'The Jewel In The Crown'. A waiter working with him quits to open a rival restaurant. The story revolves around the lives of these people.

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4 July 1985 (UK)  »

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(12 episodes)
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Unusually for a sitcom of the time, this contains no laughter track. See more »


The spelling of Allaudin's name changes between series 1 and series 2, with a series 2 episode even using the new spelling of Alaudin in its title. Worse still, Hansa Mia(h)'s spelling changes from episode to episode. See more »

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1 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw many episodes of "Tandoori Nights" while working in Bombay, India. I began to look forward to every opportunity to view this extremely well produced series about a South Asian immigrant to England who opens a restaurant in London (I believe he was a lawyer in India, according to the plot). Sayeed Jaffery plays the part to perfection, and the other cast members are equally excellent as his mother, two grown daughters, restaurant staff, relatives from abroad, and various other characters. There is comedy, irony, and quite a few poignant scenes in the series. Sometimes hilariously funny, sometimes profound, this is a one-of-a-kind production with values we rarely witness on television in the USA. Highly recommended!

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