Tandoori Nights

Watch and laugh as two competing Indian restaurants try to make headway among London's crowded dining landscape in Tandoori Nights. Shot in the 1980s, this series holds up today. It shows immigrants who gain appreciation for each other as they compete for a foothold in London. Get ready for hilarity!

Channel 4
2 Seasons, 18 Episodes
Comedy
7.9/10
Cast: Saeed Jaffrey, Tariq Yunus, Shelley King, Andrew Johnson
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Episodes

Tandoori Nights Full Episode Guide

  • While in India, Asha has come under the influence of Rajiv, a guru-style hippie whose innocence and charisma have captivated her. Hurt by the cynical reception they receive from her father…

  • Jimmy joins forces with a left-wing activist group in order to change the thinking of his right-wing staff, led by Alaudin.

  • Jimmy is flattered when he is offered the captaincy of the local Ealing golf club. However, as Bubbly is trying to get a grant for the Asian Advice Centre, and he portrays Jimmy as an old guard socialist to a local councillor, a clash is inevitable.

  • The Jewel is in chaos. Alaudin has been arrested for praying in the street and Hansa Miah won't serve alcohol. Jimmy discovers that both men are seeking arranged marriages and must prove that they are good Muslims.

  • Bubbly is in love, but that's the least of Jimmy's problems when his niece Sweetie arrives for a visit from India. They are shocked when she turns out to be a sophisticated swinger; it seems that life for an Indian girl is a lot more liberal in Bombay than it is in London.

  • Jimmy's world is falling apart. He is losing business to the Far Pavillions who are serving tandoori and chips! So Jimmy enlists the help of a PR girl to help him raise his profile.

  • Romance is the air as Jimmy plans to acquire a new wife over a an intimate family supper, but the course of true love fails to run smoothly with his daughters Bubbly and Asha around. And…

  • Oswald Pick has struck again, this time by ruining the reputation of The Far Pavilions in a series of pseudonymous magazine articles on Indian restaurants. Jimmy Sharma, at the Jewel, is…

  • Gran, matriarch and secret gambler, lives above the Jewel in a flat furnished with all the latest video equipment.

  • The question on everyone's lips is where did Bombay megastar Ravi Dastaan spend his only night in London after his Wembley concert?

  • Rashid Miah, owner of The Far Pavilions, offers Jimmy peace terms through a special concession on a delivery of vintage, but stolen, wine. When Rashid is arrested, Jimmy panics but his…

  • Rashid Miah, owner of The Far Pavilions, offers Jimmy peace terms through a special concession on a delivery of vintage, but stolen, wine. When Rashid is arrested, Jimmy panics but his eldest daughter Bubbly, trained as a solicitor, intervenes at the eleventh hour.

  • Bubbly is in love, but that's the least of Jimmy's problems when his niece Sweetie arrives for a visit from India. They are shocked when she turns out to be a sophisticated swinger; it…

  • The Jewel is in chaos. Alaudin has been arrested for praying in the street and Hansa Miah won't serve alcohol. Jimmy discovers that both men are seeking arranged marriages and must prove…

  • Jimmy is flattered when he is offered the captaincy of the local Ealing golf club. However, as Bubbly is trying to get a grant for the Asian Advice Centre, and he portrays Jimmy as an old…

  • Jimmy joins forces with a left-wing activist group in order to change the thinking of his right-wing staff, led by Alaudin.

  • Jimmy's world is falling apart. He is losing business to the Far Pavillions who are serving tandoori and chips! So Jimmy enlists the help of a PR girl to help him raise his profile.

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