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The Bengal Tiger 

Mr.Mukerjee, who runs a newsagent shop frequented by Arthur, has received death threats and had a brick thrown through his window. When Terry goes along to act as his minder, he discovers ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Sasdy

Writers:

Leon Griffiths, Leon Griffiths (deviser)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Waterman ... Terry
George Cole ... Arthur
Saeed Jaffrey ... Mukerjee
Graham Stark ... The Car Owner
Shireen Anwar Shireen Anwar ... Indira
Ahmed Khalil Ahmed Khalil ... Aslam
Stanley Lebor ... Wilson
Roy Evans Roy Evans ... Elderly Man
Edwin Brown ... Harry
Christopher Scoular Christopher Scoular ... Young Diner
Mike Grady ... Kev
Michael Fleming Michael Fleming ... Immigration Officer
Eamonn Boyce Eamonn Boyce ... Barman
Clive Hornby Clive Hornby ... Norman Gibbons
Spencer Banks Spencer Banks ... Keith
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Mr.Mukerjee, who runs a newsagent shop frequented by Arthur, has received death threats and had a brick thrown through his window. When Terry goes along to act as his minder, he discovers that this vendetta may well be down to the fact that he has promised his daughter in an arranged marriage to several other men. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1979 (UK) See more »

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Euston Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Bengal Tiger
22 July 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

A story concerning an asian family in the 1970s or 1980s British television. It must be something to do with arranged marriages.

Comedian David Baddiel had a nifty routine on how British television dramas always fell into cultural stereotypes when it strived to be diverse. He pointed out the amount of times Black or Asian characters would go back to where they came from when written out from a soap opera even if the characters were born or raised in the UK!

Arthur decides to help out Mr Mukerjee the local newsagent who is being harrassed. Terry is not happy to be the newspaper delivery boy but soon finds out that conniving Mr Mukerjee has promised his pretty daughter to several people abroad and pocketed the dowry. One of them wants to get even but Mr Mukerjee has a plan that none of the suitable men for the arranged marriages can get through immigration.

Meanwhile his daughter Indira has fallen for a local builder. Terry and Arthur need to come up with a solution to make everyone happy.

As always, Terry gets to have a punch up with a heavy. In this occasion it is Stanley Lebor who became better known as meek Howard in Ever Decreasing Circles. Comedy is provided by regular Peter Sellers stooge Graham Stark.


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