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Tandoori Nights (Channel 4 1985-1987, Saeed Jaffrey, Tariq Yunus)

Tandoori Nights

Sitcom Tandoori Nights saw Jimmy Sharma, the owner of the Jewel in the Crown Tandoori restaurant battling with his rival Rashid at The Far Pavillions to be top dog in the curry world. Rashid was a former waiter for Jimmy.

production details
UK / Channel 4 – Picture Palace (Season 1) – Angel (Season 2) / 12×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 4 July – 8 August 1985 and 9 October – 13 November 1987

Creator: Farrukh Dhondy / Producer: Malcolm Craddock

cast
Saeed Jaffrey as Jimmy Sharma
Tariq Yunus as Alaudin
Rita Wolf as Asha
Angela Browne as Delia
Zohra Segal as Gran
Shelley King as Bubbly
Andrew Johnson as Noor
Topan Ghosh as Fazloo (Series 1)
Kumall Grewall as Fazloo (Series 2)
Roly Lamas as Gazloo
Badi Uzzaman as Rashid

THE EPISODES
SEASON ONE 4 July – 8 August 1985
1. FAR FROM THE KAMA SUTRA (4 Jul 85)
2. WHITE LIES (11 Jul 85)
3. DOWN WITH OSWALD PICK (18 Jul 85)
4. FAR FROM THE GANGES (25 Jul 85)
5. FILM FARE (1 Aug 85)
6. A LITTLE FREE ENTERPRISE (9 Aug 85)

SEASON TWO 9 October – 13 November 1987
1. BRING ON THE DANCING GIRLS (9 Oct 87)
2. WELCOME HOME SWEETIE (16 Oct 87)
3. HOLY DEADLOCK (23 Oct 87)
4. THE CAPTAINS AND THE KINGS DEPART (30 Oct 87)
5. ALAUDIN’S GAMBOL (6 Nov 87)
6. SAGE STRUCK (13 Nov 87)





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