Tag Archives: Ayesha Dharker

The Playback Blues

Yesterday Auntie Beeb posted a number of all-star comedy shorts on its iPlayer site… and the first one I sucked down the tubes was Meera Syal‘s Playback. It runs for roughly nine minutes (including a slightly unnecessary introduction), and begins … Continue reading

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“We’ll Always Have Poona…”

BBC2’s anniversary brought us another comedic treat this week, in the form of a Goodness Gracious Me reunion special! Yay! Although I’ve rewatched my boxset of the original series several times since then, there hasn’t been a new episode on the … Continue reading

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Mr. Toad’s Mild Ride

[Contains work-cubicle Murtis and SPOILERS!!!] There were several times during the first act of Outsourced (2006) that I felt like turning it off and putting something less irritating on instead… but I’m glad I saw it through to the end, … Continue reading

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Nurses Anonymous

I’ve been rewatching my Green Wing boxset for the third or fourth time, and while the verbal jokes and surreal sight-gags are still as funny as ever, the soapy storylines are a little too familiar now to stir up much … Continue reading

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The Spice Must Flow

I’m afraid the misleading DVD cover for The Mistress of Spices (2005) sets up false expectations that put the movie on the back-foot before it’s even started. In large red lettering, it promises “A MAGICAL ROMANTIC COMEDY”… when, in fact, … Continue reading

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Anita & Me II: The Crackering

I can’t get any of the Sky channels, but if I could then I would definitely be asking my digibox pixies to record Little Crackers, a series of short, seasonal films in which the cream of British comedy present semi-autobiographical … Continue reading

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“Anita & Me” and Me

More treasure from the supermarket bargain bin… Anita & Me, an Anglo-Asian dramedy from 2002, adapted by Meera Syal from her semi-autobiographical novel of the same name. To quote from the back of the box: “It’s 1972 and 12 year-old … Continue reading

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