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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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GGM: Meera Syal

I’ve been making my through The Ultimate boxset of Goodness Gracious Me, an all-Asian sketch show which ran on the BBC between 1998 and 2001. Although the insane cheapness of the sale price was a good thing from my POV, it’s also … 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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