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Goodness Gracious Me 

A British sketch comedy that explores the integration of Indian and British cultures through a series of satires,musicals and skits.
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Series cast summary:
Sanjeev Bhaskar ...  Various 21 episodes, 1998-2015
Meera Syal ...  Various / ... 21 episodes, 1998-2015
Kulvinder Ghir ...  Various / ... 21 episodes, 1998-2015
Nina Wadia ...  Various / ... 21 episodes, 1998-2015
Dave Lamb Dave Lamb ...  Various / ... 20 episodes, 1998-2015
Sharat Sardana Sharat Sardana ...  Various 12 episodes, 1998
Fiona Allen ...  Various / ... 9 episodes, 1998
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A British sketch comedy that explores the integration of Indian and British cultures through a series of satires,musicals and skits.

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12 January 1998 (UK) See more »

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Curry nam nam See more »

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(18 episodes) | (1 episode)

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The show began on BBC Radio 4. See more »

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Indian man 1: Comb your hair and be polite/ do your homework every night/ don't smoke fags and don't play pool/ do extremely well at school!/ Do a medical Degree/ Graduate at 33/ move back in with Mum and Dad/ even though they drive you screaming mad, oh...
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Featured in The 100 Greatest Kids TV Shows (2001) See more »

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Hilarious stuff
21 August 2006 | by cosmic_questSee all my reviews

'Goodness Gracious Me' is probably one of Britain's best comedies and it's a shame it only aired for a couple of seasons. The show was comprised of sketches portraying a humorous take on Indian culture in the UK, poking fun at both Asians and British alike without causing offence (and those who were offended almost always were the uptight politically correct). The four performers of the show-- Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kulvinder Ghir and Nina Wadia-- all threw themselves into their various roles, bringing their outlandish characters to life and clearly had much fun doing so.

Particularly hilarious sketches included the fat spoilt boy, the father who thinks everything comes from India and Mr 'Check Please'. Although 'Goodness Gracious Me' sadly only lasted for such a short time, I recommend 'The Kumars at No. 42' as a nice compliment to the show. Also, for comedies with a similar theme of making fun of a culture/section of society, check out 'Chewin' The Fat' (a hilarious Scottish comedy) and 'Father Ted' which is a side-splitting insight into the lives of three unconventional Irish priests.


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