Meera Syal

We Are Lady Parts adds Malala Yousafzai and Meera Syal for series two

Written by screenwriter and director Nida Manzoor, the sitcom follows Muslim punk rock band Lady Parts as they strive to make a musical mark.

Series one saw the band – comprised of frontman Saira (Sarah Kameela Impey, Halycon Heights), bassist Bisma (Faith Omole, Endeavor) and drummer Ayesha (Juliette Motamed, Magic Mike’s Last Dance) – set out to find their lead guitarist.

"But how big is his danda?": a look back at Goodness Gracious Me

The cast of Goodness Gracious Me stand in a circle, from left: Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Nina Wadia and Kulvinder Ghir

It is 25 years since children first ran around playgrounds shouting the catchphrase: “Kiss my chuddies!” And a quarter of a century since we laughed at the competitive mothers determined to outdo each other – one even demanding: “Yes, but how big is his danda?” – and winced at the rudeness of the ignorant diners “going for an English.”

To celebrate the silver anniversary of the trailblazing BBC sketch show Goodness Gracious Me, three of the creatives reunited at an event sponsored by the RTS Midlands centre in Birmingham.