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Goodness Gracious Me cast to reunite for one-off special

The cast of comedy hit Goodness Gracious Me will get back together for a TV special to celebrate a half-century of BBC2 comedy.

The show, which began life on Radio 4, helped to make big names of actors including Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar.

Stars from the comedy, which looked at the mixing of British and Asian cultures before ending in 2001, were reunited to discuss it last year for a documentary as part of the series The Reunion.

Goodness Gracious Me featured Nina Wadia, who went on to play Zainab Masood in EastEnders, and characters included Smeeta Smitten, the competitive mothers and Mr "Everything Comes From India".

The comeback was announced in a BBC advert asking for audience members to attend a recording in London.

The ad read: "To celebrate 50 years of comedy on BBC Two, the original cast of the award-winning Goodness Gracious Me are back for a special one-off edition of the ground-breaking British Asian sketch show.


"It will feature new characters alongside some favourites from the original series in a wealth of brand new sketches."

Also lined up for the anniversary celebration is a quiz called All About Two, which is fronted by Dara O Briain.