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Popular scripted BBC comedy The Kumars at No 42, which first aired in 2001 and ended in 2006, is to make a return to our screens in a revamped version for Sky, with a slightly changed title of: The Kumars.

The comedy which was written by Sanjeev BhaskarSimon Blackwell, Richard Pinto and Sharat Sardana, starred Sanjeev Bhaskar as a spoof talk show host who held interviews in a studio in his home, aided & hindered by his family members played by Meera Syal, Vincent Ebrahim and Indira Joshi. It went on to win an International Emmy Award.

Hat Trick Productions announced on their website free tickets for the pilot episode, which is being filmed on Friday 18 May 2012.

The programme info says: “One of television’s most loved families, The Kumars are back! Forced to down-size as a result of the economic downturn, The Kumars are now living in a flat in Hounslow, behind the gift shop that Dad, Ashwin, now runs.

Host, Sanjeev, is divorced from his wife of nearly two years, Bindiya, but they share custody of their precocious 8 year old daughter. Mum, Madhuri, is intent on setting him up with a high profile celebrity and has a keen interest in online dating agencies and of course Ummi (Sanjeev’s Granny) is still there with her wicked sense of mischief and liquidised lunches.”

The Kumars is to return to our screens in the Autumn on Sky.