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Comedy Night

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Ends 10.30. The Kumars at No 42 A new, six-part comedy series from the team behind Goodness Gracious Me, starring Sanjeev Bhaskar as a chat-show host who works from home.
Written by Sanjeev Bhaskar , Richard Pinto and Sharat Sardana; Producers
Lissa Evans, Richard Pinto, Sharat Sardana; Executive producers Jimmy Mulville, Denise O'Donoghue Repeated Thursday at 9pm on BBC Choice (S) (W) The chaat show: page 42

9.30 Dr Terrible's House of Horrible. New series of six tales, each featuring Steve Coogan as both narrator and protagonist.
Lesbian Vampire Lovers of Lust. Carpathia 1877: Captain Hans Brocken and his bride are trapped in a remote castle.
Written by Steve Coogan. Graham Duff and Henry Normal
Director Matt Lipsey ; Producer Alison MacPhail (S) (W) Why the new series is such a scream: page 14

10.00 Mr Charity. Stephen Tompkinson stars as mean-spirited charity boss Graham Templeton in this new six-part series. You and Whose Tsunami? Graham's preparations for the annual flag day are hampered by a natural disaster.
Written by Trevelyan Evans. Pete Sinclair ; Director Nick Wood ; Producer Bill Dare Repeated on Thursday at 9.30pm on BBC Choice (S) (W) We watched so you don't have to: page 12

The Kumars at No 42
9.00pm BBC2
It's safe to say you've never seen anything quite like this before. It comes from the Goodness Gracious Me team and takes the Mrs Merton principle a step further by setting a tongue-in-cheek chat show in the middle of a domestic sitcom.
The Kumars are an Asian family whose only son Sanjeev (Sanjeev Bhaskar) is a chat-show host, his studio located where the back garden used to be. Sanjeev's parents and grandmother pitch in with delightfully un-showbiz questions while Sanjeev tries to keep order.
The first guest is Richard E Grant, who shows good grace under the Kumars' fire. "How did you get so tall?" grandmother Sushila (Meera Syal) enquires with typical directness. "Did you buy your house at a good time?" asks money-obsessed Ashwin (Vincent Ebrahim). Sanjeev himself works hard to wangle a trip to Hollywood.
Next in the hot seat is Sushila's idol, Michael Parkinson. It's some sort of post-modern milestone when a new programme features the host of a spoof chat show interviewing another chat-show host. But somehow this works, mostly thanks to the spot-on characterisations. Meera Syal's mad grandmother is a real comic creation. "Parky is just playing with him," she pronounces when Sanjeev thinks he's got one up on his guest. "He's like a silver-haired mongoose with an overweight cobra." The chaat show: page 42 David Butcher

Contributors

Unknown: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Written By: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Written By: Richard Pinto
Written By: Sharat Sardana
Producers: Lissa Evans
Producers: Richard Pinto
Unknown: Sharat Sardana
Producers: Jimmy Mulville.
Producers: Denise O'Donoghue
Unknown: Steve Coogan
Unknown: Hans Brocken
Written By: Steve Coogan.
Written By: Graham Duff
Director: Matt Lipsey
Producer: Alison MacPhail
Unknown: Stephen Tompkinson
Unknown: Graham Templeton
Written By: Trevelyan Evans.
Written By: Pete Sinclair
Director: Nick Wood
Sanjeev: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Sushila: Meera Syal
Madhuri: Indira Joshi
Ashwin: Vincent Ebrahim
Michael Parkinson: Himself
Richard E Grant: Himself
Dr Terrible/Hans: Steve Coogan
Countess Kronsteen: Ronni Ancona
Carmina: Sally Bretton
Transeet Van Eyre: Honor Blackman
Rebenor: Ben Miller
Priest: Basil Moss
Graham: Stephen Tompkinson
Abi: Claudie Blakley
Margaret: Dilys Laye
Joan: Deddie Davis
Marcus: Joseph Kpobie
Lady Sophie: Fenella Woolgar

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