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Quotes & Quotas

While I was trawling for info on the Goodness Gracious Me special a few weeks back, I kept stumbling over comments made by Meera Syal regarding the BBC’s recent pledge that it would ensure there’s always at least one female panellist … Continue reading

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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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How’s-Your-Father

The film All in Good Time (2012) was adapted from a play called Rafta, Rafta (2007), which was a Desi-fied update of another play first performed in 1963 (also called All in Good Time), which was itself adapted as a … Continue reading

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Female Fun Time!

Before Bend It Like Beckham… before Goodness Gracious Me… there was Bhaji on the Beach (1993), an ensemble dramedy scripted by Meera Syal and directed by Gurinder Chadha, which follows a disparate group of British Asian women on a tumultuous … Continue reading

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Wherefore Art Thou, Amara?

I could have sworn a straight-to-DVD horror movie called The Task (2010) was supposed to be coming out this month, but according to the retail sites it won’t actually be out until July. So, either my thirty-something memory is failing … 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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