Tales from the edges of a dysfunctional Asian family in Manchester.

Creator:

Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2004   2003  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Power Monkeys (TV Mini-Series 2016)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Topical comedy set within the E.U. Referendum campaign following both camps along with political aides who serve Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. A spin-off from 2015 comedy series "Ballot Monkeys".

Stars: Gwyneth Keyworth, Kevin McNally, Andy Nyman
Sea of Souls (TV Series 2004)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A group of faculty and staff at a Glasgow university studies the paranormal.

Stars: Bill Paterson, Dawn Steele, Iain Robertson
Yasmin (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young Muslim woman living in Britain campaigns for the release of her immigrant husband from his detainment in a holding centre.

Director: Kenneth Glenaan
Stars: Archie Panjabi, Renu Setna, Steve Jackson
Personal Affairs (TV Series 2009)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An off-beat, fast-paced, funny, sexy and candid depiction of office life which follows the fortunes of four Desperate Workwives trying to break through the glass ceiling.

Stars: Laura Aikman, Maimie McCoy, Ruth Negga
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
...
...
...
...
 Mo Dhillon 10 episodes, 2003
...
 Jasbir Dhillon 10 episodes, 2003
Nigel Betts ...
Ken Sharrock ...
Karl Collins ...
 Trevor Baptiste 9 episodes, 2004
...
 Nicola Jay 9 episodes, 2004
Edit

Storyline

The Dhillon family are just about holding it together. Grand Trunk Garage is being run ably by tom-boy Rita, while her brother Dave, wild and unstoppable, is intent on running the sales side of the business, Dave's Pukka Autos, into the ground. Throughout this 10 part series, aided and abetted by Happy, often unwittingly, Dave goes through a non-conformist hero's journey and comes out the other side. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 April 2003 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(20 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Oliver Abbott was filmed for background shots in Birmingham when he was noticed by the director. He was asked to audition for an acting part, was successful and got the role of a young drug dealer. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Regrets, I've had a few
29 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

"Grease Monkeys" How do I begin to describe this show ? It's not really like anything I've ever seen before, but has traces of "Billy Liar" and "The Boys from the Blackstuff".

Set in the world of the superhero (in his own mind) Dave Dhillon and his very odd but always engaging group of family and friends, we see ever more incredible escapades pan out in a surreal manner.

It's been a long time since the series was shown (WHY?) and my memory is not what it once was, but the episode where a disgruntled customer complains to Dave about his car remains at least translucent.

The gang believe they have killed the disgruntled customer and set about disposing of the body, however after deciding to cut up the corpse with an angle grinder he wakes up and promptly dies of shock. They then take the corpse in an office chair and dump it into the canal,but because the canal is full of rubbish the chair and corpse only partially submerge and remain in view.

The cast contains many actors who have become more famous since this series, including Ace Bhatti, lead character "Dave Dhillon" who has appeared in Corrie and New Street Law and Jake Wood who plays his best friend "Happy" who now appears as "Max Branning" in "Stenders".

Considering the rubbish purporting to be comedy being shown almost endlessly on BBC3 these days, most embarrassingly "Little Britain", surely the time has come to dust down this series and repeat and then I can end my regret that I didn't record these two series first time around.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page