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Seasons:
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Release Date:
12 November 2001 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Sanjeev Kumar is an aspiring chat-show host. He has celebrity guests round to his house (no. 42) to talk to them... See more »
Awards:
5 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Dependent on its guests See more (8 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 11)

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)
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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)

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 .... makeup artist / makeup 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 .... 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)
Sukbir 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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Runtime:
30 min (53 episodes)
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1.78 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Although Meera Syal plays the grandmother of Sanjeev Bhaskar's character, she is only three years older than him (almost to the day). While in production for The Kumars, Syal and Bhaskar married.See more »
Quotes:
Sushil Kumar:[to Charles Dance] Your fans are known as Charlie's Angels. Is that because there are only three of them?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Top Gear: Episode #3.6" (2003)See more »

FAQ

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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Dependent on its guests, 23 August 2006
Author: Enoch Sneed from United Kingdom

The success of this show is very variable and depends on the ability of the guests to join in the concept. Basically a middle-class Asian family have spent their money building a TV studio for their son who wants to be a chat show host. The son hosts the show but his parents and grandmother are on the sidelines and embarrass him by asking the guests very personal questions or relating irrelevant anecdotes.

The first ever guest was Richard E Grant and he was brilliant at falling in with the fake family and playing along with the son's obviously doomed ambitions and the family's put-downs. Unfortunately not all the guests can do this and some are obviously quite bewildered at the comments of the 'parents' on the sofa. This can lead to awkward silences on the part of guests and audience. Meera Syal as the plain-speaking, sex and incontinence-obsessed 'Ummi' is the most obviously 'funny' character on the show, perhaps because she is a caricature. The parents, by contrast, appear 'normal' although they are supposed to represent a stereotypical Asian mother and father.

For some reason this show has now run for five years. In my view it is another example of humour which has to be seen to be clever by having some kind of sub-text. Will we ever get back to the days when things are funny for their own sake?

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