BBC One presents a modern family sitcom set for the first time in a Pakistani Muslim household in Sparkhill, Birmingham.

Citizen Khan following the trials and tribulations of self-appointed Muslim community leader Mr Khan (Adil Ray) and his long-suffering family, including his house-proud and much put-upon wife Mrs Khan (Shobu Kapoor)(EastEnders). Mr Khan loves and loathes affable Mosque manager Dave Goody (Kris Marshall)(My Family) in equal measure. Maya Sondhi and Bhavna Limbachia play his feisty daughters Shazia and Alia and Abdullah Afzal (Lunch Monkeys) portrays Amjad, Shazia's handsome but dim fiancée.

Mr Khan is a larger than life character, with strong opinions and big dreams facing the challenges of many families - how to make ends meet, keep his family happy and impress the neighbours! Things would be so much easier if everyone just listened to him and followed his lead, but his family and friends usually have other ideas.

Created by Adil Ray, Mr Khan has already featured in BBC Two comedy series Bellamy's People and on Radio Four's Down the Line. Mr Khan also hosted his own web series for the BBC Comedy website, in which he covered a variety of topics including the General Election, cricket and even delivered his own Christmas message to the nation. 

Citizen Khan was commissioned after it was performed at the Salford Sitcom Showcase and written by Adil Ray, Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto (The Kumars at No 42, Goodness Gracious Me, Fresh Meat).

The show will be taped on Thursdays until 19th July 2012 at MediaCity, Manchester and booking is now open so if you would like to join us, then apply now!


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