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27 August 2012

Tonights TV Highlights: BBC One

10.20-10.50pm: Citizen Khan (Ep 1/6)


The first in this new family-based sitcom set in the capital of British Pakistan - Sparkhill, Birmingham. Citizen Khan follows the trials and tribulations of loud-mouthed, tight-fisted, self-appointed community leader Mr Khan (Adil Ray) and his long suffering family, wife Mrs Khan (Shobu Kapoor) and daughters Shazia (Maya Sondhi) and Alia (Bhavna Limbachia).

Mr Khan is a larger than life character, with strong opinions and big dreams. The challenges he faces are those of many fathers - how to make ends meet, keep his wife and daughters happy and impress his daughter’s future in-laws. Things would be so much easier if everyone just listened to him and followed his lead, but his obsessively house-proud wife and two feisty daughters usually have other ideas.

This week, plans are being made for Shazia's forthcoming wedding to her handsome but dim fiancé Amjad (Abdullah Afzal). Mrs Khan's on the warpath because Mr Khan's forgotten to book the wedding venue, but it shouldn't be a problem as long as he can persuade mosque manager Dave (Kris Marshall) to do him a favour…

Created by Adil Ray, the character Mr Khan has already featured in BBC Two comedy series Bellamy’s People, on Radio Four’s Down the Line and on his own online series on the BBC Comedy website.

Writers/Anil Gupta & Richard Pinto with Adil Ray

Director/Nick Wood, Producer/Paul Schlesinger, Exec Producer/Mark Freeland

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