Citizen Khan will return to BBC One later this year for a fifth season.
Set in Birmingham’s Sparkhill area, the family sitcom launched on BBC One in 2012 and the fourth season began last October.
The show’s creator Adil Ray will be back in the title role alongside Shobu Kapoor as Khan, Krupa Pattani and Bhavna Limbachia as daughters Shazia and Alia, and Abdullah Afzal as Shazia’s husband, Amjad.
Ray commented: “I’m so grateful to the British television public who really have taken The Khan’s to their hearts. You don’t get to a fifth series without their love and support and of course the brilliant cast, co-writers and production team. My mum’s so pleased she’s bringing out the Royal Albert dinner set this weekend.”
Shane Allen, Controller of Comedy Commissioning added: “The irrepressible Mr Khan and his family return with their refreshing comic slice of British Asian family life. It’s a testament to Adil’s wonderful creation and the writing team that there’s lots more comedy chaos and adventures ahead. It’s grown to become a firm BBC One audience favourite in a mainstream family-friendly slot.”
The official synopsis for Season 5 reads: “…the Khan family [are] in a state of flux. Amjad is finally a proper policeman as he and Shazia are about to become parents for the second time; Alia is thinking of leaving home, either by going to college or finally achieving her dream of Instagram superstardom; and Mrs Khan is facing up to the prospect of an empty nest and wondering if she and her husband will have anything in common anymore.
“Meanwhile, Mr Khan himself is blissfully unaware of any clouds on the horizon as he is far too busy being an entrepreneur, community leader and surely soon the next president of the Sparkhill Pakistani Business Association. After all, they all know him.”
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