Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mind Your Manors ; Khan Hobnobs with the Local Lord. but Can He Stop His Mother in Law Pinching the silver?PICK OF THE DAY Citizen Khan (BBC1, 8.30pm)

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mind Your Manors ; Khan Hobnobs with the Local Lord. but Can He Stop His Mother in Law Pinching the silver?PICK OF THE DAY Citizen Khan (BBC1, 8.30pm)

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LOUDMOUTHED and pompous, Birmingham's self-appointed community leader Mr Khan is back for another round of this charming sitcom.

Which means more trials and tribulations for his long-suffering family.

With a lot of Muslim stereotypes, this comedy has divided opinion. And it can feel a bit like we are harking back to the 70s with the cliched jokes and canned laughter.

But it's an endearing show. And British Muslim Adil Ray, who created the sitcom (and plays Khan), says it offers a "counternarrative" of Muslims to the world.

Series four gets underway with Khan reckoning he's going to be Birmingham's new town crier (if he can get everyone to agree). "Two jobs, proper Pakistani," he grins, wearing a town crier's hat made of cereal boxes.

Meanwhile, the family decides to have a day out to visit Farley Manor, owned by Lord Anstruther (a cameo by Peter Bowles), which is putting on a display of Indian treasures. …

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