The nation’s favourite loud-mouthed, tight-fisted, but big-hearted self-appointed community leader Mr Khan (Adil Ray) and his long-suffering family return to face more trials and tribulations, in the prime time, award-winning series. Opening episode It’s A Khanderful Life, the first of seven new ones, premieres on BBC One on Friday 23 December at 8.30pm
In a very special festive episode, Mr. Khan tips his hat to Frank Capra’s Christmas classic It’s A Wonderful Life, with Sparkhill taking the place of Bedford Falls, and Mr. Khan, like George Bailey, facing up to the fact that his life hasn’t turned out the way he planned it.
But an encounter with a mysterious heavenly passer-by (Lynda Baron) shows him how things might have been different and convinces him that, despite all its frustrations, his has a ‘Khanderful Life’ after all.
Mr Khan narrates as we go back in time to the The Khans early years.
Executive Producer: Rebecca Papworth
Producer: Anil Gupta (Goodness Gracious Me, The Office).
Director: Karl Rooney
Citizen Khan was created by Adil Ray and is written by Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto (The Kumars At No 42, Goodness Gracious Me), and Adil Ray.
Citizen Khan: It’s A Khanderful Life airs Friday 23 December 2016 on BBC One at 8.30pm