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The Kumars at No. 42 

Sanjeev Kumar is an aspiring chat-show host. He has celebrity guests round to his house (no. 42) to talk to them, but it all falls apart when his family cut in on the action. The celebrity ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Sanjeev Bhaskar ...  Sanjeev Kumar 53 episodes, 2001-2006
Vincent Ebrahim 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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Sanjeev Kumar is an aspiring chat-show host. He has celebrity guests round to his house (no. 42) to talk to them, but it all falls apart when his family cut in on the action. The celebrity guests spend far more time speaking to Sanjeev's 'mother', 'father' and 'grandmother' (played by Sanjeev Bhaskar's 'Goodness Gracious Me' colleague, Meera Syal), and usually insulting Sanjeev in punjabi. Written by Trina <swing_time@msn.com>

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Comedy | Talk-Show

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

12 November 2001 (UK) See more »

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Curry curry talkshow See more »

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London, England, UK

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Hat Trick Productions See more »
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Runtime:

(53 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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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 »

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Sushil Kumar: [to David Hasselhoff about Bay Watch] There were lots of characters on that show with plastic breasts.
Sushil Kumar: Not to mention the women.
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Featured in 50 Years of BBC2 Comedy (2014) See more »

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Live comedy set in a studio a father built for his son
6 May 2005 | by jacques_05See all my reviews

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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