Citizen Khan

10:35pm Monday 1 October on BBC ONE

The Khans have a spare invite for the wedding. For Mr Khan, the fewer guests the better. That’s why it is so important to invite only influential people like Councillor Javed. So when Mrs Khan suggests inviting the Parvez family, Mr Khan is faced with an important decision to make. On top of it all it just so happens to be the Khan’s wedding anniversary.

The new family-based sitcom set in the capital of British Pakistan – Sparkhill, Birmingham – continues. Citizen Khan follows the trials and tribulations of larger-than-life, 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).

Writers: Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto with Adil Ray

Director: Nick Wood

Producer: Paul Schlesinge

Exec Producer: Mark Freeland

Ep 6/6

10:35pm Monday 24 September on BBC ONE

Mr Khan’s new plasma TV, complete with ‘surroundy soundy’, provides the perfect opportunity to have his friends round to enjoy the Pakistan versus England cricket match.

But Mrs Khan needs the house to be a place of complete calm as she plans to host a prayer meeting for her recently widowed friend. But the Khan household is rarely quiet, let alone when there is a crucial cricket match on.

The new family-based sitcom set in the capital of British Pakistan ?- Sparkhill, Birmingham ?- continues. Citizen Khan follows the trials and tribulations of larger-than-life, 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).

Writers: Anil Gupta & Richard Pinto with Adil Ray; Director: Nick Wood; Producer: Paul Schlesinger; Exec Producer: Mark Freeland

Ep 5/6

10:35pm Monday 17 September on BBC ONE

Mr Khan is determined to be the impresario behind the new call to prayer at the Sparkhill mosque and sets out to hold his own X Factor style auditions.

Meanwhile, family duty calls when he’s asked to sort out future son-in-law Amjad’s job promotion.

The new family-based sitcom set in the capital of British Pakistan – Sparkhill, Birmingham continues. Citizen Khan follows the trials and tribulations of larger-than-life, 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).

Writers: Anil Gupta & Richard Pinto with Adil Ray; Director: Nick Wood; Producer: Paul Schlesinger; Executive Producer: Mark Freeland.

10:35pm Monday 10 September on BBC ONE

Mrs Khan is very keen to go on holiday. But holidays cost money, plus there’s Shazia’s honeymoon to pay for. Mr Khan is reluctant to spend the ‘rainy day’ money. Why go to the Maldives when there’s a perfectly nice guest house in Bradford? However an eventful Annual General Meeting at the local mosque provides a surprising solution…

The new family-based sitcom set in the capital of British Pakistan – Sparkhill, Birmingham – continues. Citizen Khan follows the trials and tribulations of larger-than-life, 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).

Writers/Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto with Adil Ray

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

Ep 3/6

10:35pm Monday 3 September on BBC ONE

Mrs Khan’s mother is staying with the family. But Mr Khan’s big opportunity to hobnob with the bigwigs of the Sparkhill Business Association is threatened when he has to take his mother- in- law on a shopping trip – one that she will never forget.

The new family-based sitcom set in the capital of British Pakistan – Sparkhill, Birmingham continues. Citizen Khan follows the trials and tribulations of larger-than-life, 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).

Writers/Anil Gupta & Richard Pinto with Adil Ray

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

Ep 2/6

10:20pm Monday 27 August on BBC ONE

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 fianc� 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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