The Kumars at No 42 returns to BBC ONE, Friday 14 July at 9.30pm
The Kumars are back for a brand new series of The Kumars at No 42, the unique cross between a sitcom and a chat show in which celebrity guests are interviewed by a fictional Indian family in their respectable suburban home.
The show returns to BBC ONE on Friday 14 July.
The first two guests in the new series are the versatile and much-loved actress
Felicity Kendal and fiery chef and reality TV star Gordon
Talking about her love of the country in which she
was raised, Felicity tells the Kumars: "I was once in India with a banana and
some nuts and we foolishly started feeding some monkeys - there
were about 3,000 of the things and they all looked incredibly fierce.
"Suddenly one of the big ones jumped on me and wrestled me to the
ground scratching my head.
"My friend who was with me just kept shouting 'Look them in the eye! Look them in the eye!' which was pretty tricky considering there were so many thousands of them!"
She gives her verdict on why The Good Life was so popular: "I think the British have something about wellies which is why [the series] did so well - it's something about the rubber I think."
comments on her famous Rear-Of-The-Year award.
Meanwhile Gordon Ramsay chats about the allure of keeping pigs: "I now have two rare Berkshire pigs living in my garden because who doesn't love a bacon sandwich?
"One's got a lovely voluptuous bottom and the
other one's got a small concave chest with minute teats, so I decided
to keep it simple and went for the names Trinny and Susannah."
why it always seems to be Mums who take a fancy to him: "I
do get female attention; it's quite embarrassing really - although
of course very flattering - but it always seems to be pretty
young girls who all say 'My Mum's so in love with you!'"
Other guests in the series are:
Friday 21 July - Jamie Cullum and Cybill Shepherd;
Friday 28 July - Louis Walsh and Trisha
Friday 4 August - Suzi Quatro and Darcey Bussell;
Friday 11 August - Max Beesley and
Friday 18 August - Chris Tarrant and Alan Alda.
Sanjeev Bhaskar stars as Sanjeev, the charmingly naïve chat-show
host and Meera Syal is his raucous and cheeky grandmother who
is growing old disgracefully.
Indira Joshi is Mum, who
wants what every Asian mother wants - a
wedding; and Vincent Ebrahim is Dad who is keen to get down
to business - literally.
The Kumars At No 42 is a Hat Trick Production for BBC ONE.
The series is written by Richard
Pinto, Sanjeev Bhaskar,
Simon Blackwell and Sharat
The director is Nick Wood, the
producer is Alex Jackson-Long, the Executive
Producer is Anil
The series was commissioned by Lucy Lumsden, Controller,
Comedy Commissioning, BBC.