Exploring Indian Life in The UK
Indians have been in the UK since the time of Queen Victoria. Goodness Gracious Me was created in the late 90s. It took that long to get a bit of popular representation. Still, better late than never. This was one of the best Indian comedy shows.
There are four main actors supported by a cast of minor characters, who play out various sketches depicting life for Indians in the UK. There are also spoofs from popular culture with Indians substituted into the situation.
Shows like this should be done everywhere in the world where there is a significant Indian diaspora. Such shows should also get a new season every decade or so to reflect the changes that have occurred since the last season.
“Family meeting! Family meeting!”
— Dick Solomon
“Bernard, I have served eleven governments in the past thirty years.
If I had believed in all their policies, I would have been passionately committed to keeping out of the Common Market, and passionately committed to going into it…
… A nationalisation freak and a privatisation maniac; but above all, I would have been a stark-staring, raving schizophrenic.”
— Sir Humphrey Appleby
“Education in this country is a disaster. We’re supposed to be preparing children for a working life. Three quarters of the time they’re bored stiff!”
”Well I should have thought that being bored stiff for three quarters of the time was an excellent preparation for working life.”
— Jim Hacker & Sir Humphrey