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Co­me­dian Omid Djalili – re­ferred to one critic as “one of the most sub­ver­sive, let alone fun­ni­est, co­me­di­ans around” – is broad­en­ing his stand-up per­sona as a comedic voice of mod­ern, main­stream Bri­tain.

The se­ries sees him cov­er­ing di­verse themes such as the com­plex­i­ties of be­ing Bri­tish, racism in foot­ball and Ira­nian so­cial eti­quette, all with his tongue placed firmly in his cheek.

New characters in­clude Marty, a vi­cious, camp Sound of Mu­sic tour guide who tests his cus­tomers on what he’s been say­ing and a jive-talk­ing Henry VIII strug­gling with his love life. There’s belly danc­ing, and mu­si­cal num­bers with high-im­pact mov­ing and shak­ing in hi­lar­i­ous skits.

BBC En­ter­tain­ment at 10pm

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