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Release Date:
12 November 2001 (UK) See more »
Sanjeev Kumar is an aspiring chat-show host. He has celebrity guests round to his house (no. 42) to talk to them... See more »
5 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 9)

Sanjeev Bhaskar ... Sanjeev Kumar (53 episodes, 2001-2006)
Vincent Ebrahim ... Ashwin Kumar (53 episodes, 2001-2006)
Indira Joshi ... Madhuri Kumar (53 episodes, 2001-2006)

Meera Syal ... Sushil 'Ummi' Kumar (53 episodes, 2001-2006)

Series Directed by
Lissa Evans (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Writing credits
Sanjeev Bhaskar (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Richard Pinto (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Sharat Sardana (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Tom Farrelly (2 episodes, 2003)

Simon Blackwell (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Lissa Evans .... producer (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Richard Pinto .... producer (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Sharat Sardana .... producer (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jimmy Mulville .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Denise O'Donoghue .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2001-2002)

Anil Gupta .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Morgan Pochin (19 episodes, 2001-2006)
Series Cinematography by
Chris Rigby (23 episodes, 2003-2004)

Tim Highmore (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Mykola Pawluk (2 episodes, 2002)

James Thomas (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Graeme Story (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Art Direction by
Siobhan Pemberton (3 episodes, 2001-2002)

Alan Sullivan (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Lynn Horrie (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Makeup Department
Val Akrill .... makeup designer / makeup artist (10 episodes, 2002)
Lucy Cain .... hair and make up designer (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Kate Roberts .... make-up/hair artist: segments / makeup artist (3 episodes, 2006)
Gary Jordan .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2002)
Series Production Management
Debbie Pisani .... production manager (3 episodes, 2003-2005)
Laura Djanogly .... head of production (2 episodes, 2002)
Charlotte Woy .... production manager (2 episodes, 2002)

Dan Cuffy .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Roy Osborn .... property master (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Pauline Seager .... properties buyer (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Sound Department
Keith Nixon .... dubbing mixer (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Kevin Paice .... sound supervisor (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew Clarke-Irons .... camera operator (37 episodes, 2002-2006)
Toby Bradshaw .... electrician / lighting / ... (36 episodes, 2002-2006)
Chris Rigby .... lighting director (17 episodes, 2001-2002)
Tim Highmoor .... camera supervisor / camera operator (16 episodes, 2001-2006)
Series Editorial Department
Sandra Vardy .... vision mixer (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Mykola Pawluk .... videotape editor (2 episodes, 2001)
Series Music Department
Dom Kelly .... house band: oboe (1 episode, 2003)
English Session Orchestra .... orchestra (1 episode, 2003)

Morgan Pochin .... music arranger (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Tara Fernando .... stage manager (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Anna Heighway .... floor manager (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Michelle Imber .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Sara Lewis .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
John Wood .... celebrity consultant (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Nia Hannant .... production accountant (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Joey Cella .... celebrity consultant (3 episodes, 2002)
Kelly Sweeney .... production team (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Victoria Hoskyns .... celebrity consultant (2 episodes, 2001)
Jamie McDonald .... production team (2 episodes, 2001)
Asha Nayee .... production team (2 episodes, 2001)
Tom Farrelly .... writer: additional material (2 episodes, 2003)

Angela Sinden .... production secretary (unknown episodes, 2005)
Simon Blackwell .... additional material (unknown episodes)
Mark Cater .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Laura Djanogly .... head of production (unknown episodes)
Keren Eliot .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
George Jeffrie .... additional material (unknown episodes)
Georgina O'Conner .... production team (unknown episodes)
Suk Pannu .... additional material (unknown episodes)
Steve Punt .... additional material (unknown episodes)
Joanna Strachan .... production team (unknown episodes)
Bert Tyler-Moore .... additional material (unknown episodes)

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30 min (53 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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This series was adapted in Hindi by K9 productions under the name "comedy nights with kapil" . The Hindi version is well received by people and watched all over IndiaSee more »
Sushil Kumar:[to Charles Dance] Your fans are known as Charlie's Angels. Is that because there are only three of them?See more »
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Live comedy set in a studio a father built for his son, 6 May 2005
Author: jacques_05 from Australia

An informal chat show style comedy from a revitalised British comedy scene. Much more intelligent than some of the racially stereotyped humor emerging from the States. The guests are interesting, ranging from Charlotte Church, various tier 2 actors and political guests.

The guests in the first series don't know that the show is a send up and often take the comments at face value. Their confusion is amusing as the "family" play jokes on each other and the guests.

Some guests won't be recognisable to viewers outside Britain.

The same actors had another comedy show. I can't remember the name of it at the moment. Some similarity in style to Ali G, but without the drug references or the bling bling.

Highly recommended for the intelligent viewer.

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