G o o d n e s s G r a c i o u s M e
Parminder, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kulvinder Ghir and Nina Wadia © 2000 BBC Worldwide
The BBC's groundbreaking sketch show brought British Asian culture into the arena of mainstream comedy for the first time on UK television.
Actors Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera syal, Nina Wadia and Kulvinder Ghir created a range of recurring characters, satirizing Indian and indigenous stereotypes from a 'second generation' perspective.
The light hearted material always made humour the priority, though regularly explored the conflict and integration between traditional Indian culture and modern British life.
Parminder featured in the 2nd and 5th episodes of the show's third series.
Her first appearance in the episode broadcast on March 3rd 2000 was a none speaking part as a journalist at a press conference staged by 'Chunky Lafunga', a smug Bollywood film star revealed to have a less than salubrious professional past!
The second, 'Hey Big Spinster', which includes dialogue and singing from Parminder, is predominantly a choreographed musical parody of the Shirley Bassey number Big Spender.
Two couples at a cocktail bar contentedly engage in small talk about their marriages when the arrival of a glamorous single woman causes a stir...
Parminder and Sanjeev Bhaskar ©2000 BBC Worldwide
Mindi returned in Episode 5 (broadcast on March 24th 2000) as 'Kung Fu fighting' Khadija, one of Channa's Angels, a parody of the 1970's 'Girl Power' fest, Charlie's Angels.
The three heroines were foiled - not by the baddies, but various 'wardrobe malfunctions' resulting from the inappropriate choice of traditional Indian clothing when leaping over car hoods and executing lightning fast martial arts moves!