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Adil Ray | 13:51 UK time, Thursday, 21 January 2010

Hey all,

Thanks for all of your support and response to Mr. Khan on BBC 2's Bellamy's People last night. I had so much fun filming it. It was a challenge and I really hope I get to do more. Mr Khan appears throughout the series.

I took along a film crew with me when we filmed back in April. I chatted with one of the shows creators Paul Whitehouse (loads of Baftas!) and you can see how I was transformed in make up.

Watch it here:

Bellamy's People is on Thursday nights at 10pm, BBC2.

Don't forget the podcast this weekend, download it now for free:


Much love,




  • Comment number 1.

    I live in Toronto, Canada and listen to your show and was very interested when you did a comedy show - so tell me why can we not watch it online in Canada - it would be good to expose acheivements that asians are making in the UK to the youngsters here in Canada - Adil help put your show up online and not restrict it just to the UK.

  • Comment number 2.

    Sandeep, maybe you'll be able to get it on youtube, i haven't tried it. "Adils" parts are short sketches and at last be able to put a character to the voice. Last week was good and this week MC Raa is featured, so i'm looking forward to that.

    As for you being able to see UK progs, i'm not sure on international laws with regards to viewing but we can't see American stuff unless via youtube, hence the suggestion.

  • Comment number 3.

    Thanks for the suggestion. I have tried Youtube and no luck.
    I am so eager to see The Family from Channel 4 and Adils new show on youtube.
    I am surprised Adil would not put his show on this website to increase international interest.
    Its a shame really as such good asians are doing cutting edge things in the UK and i miss that aspect when i moved to Toronto about 6 years ago.
    If you find it on Youtube please do let me know.

  • Comment number 4.

    It's very simple. Sandeep you do not pay for a TV Licence which the BBC is funded by so you don't get to see BBC content. Same reason why you would be unable to view BBC Iplayer content.

  • Comment number 5.

    Hey Sandeep,

    Another great instalment of Mr Khan and the introduction of MC Raa.

    Adil mentioned on his show this morning that someone has put a clip on Youtube, i haven't searched for it yet, but it wont be hard, just put in MC Raa or Bellamys people.

    There is further information on Bellamys people now on the AN site, which if you're reading this, will have noticed.

  • Comment number 6.

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  • Comment number 7.

    For the person who wrote about not paying for a TV licence might have never been out the UK and might not be aware that we get Top Gear, Eastenders, Wife Swap, The Apprentice and i can go on, viewed on BBC Canada and BBC America.
    I am thinking its more to do with Governing the programs before viewed in each country rather than the tv licence issue - but hey at least that was one typical indian comment.

  • Comment number 8.

    i have to say the characters that you portray are demeaning and insulting ... and peter sellers used to do a better 'accent' than you .. and his portrayal was never kind to asians either!

  • Comment number 9.

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