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Grease Monkeys 

Tales from the edges of a dysfunctional Asian family in Manchester.


Harwant Bains




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Series cast summary:
Ace Bhatti ...  Dave Dhillon 20 episodes, 2003-2004
Archie Panjabi ...  Rita Dhillon 20 episodes, 2003-2004
Goran Kostic ...  Ezekiel 19 episodes, 2003-2004
Jake Wood ...  Happy 10 episodes, 2003
Marc Zuber ...  Mo Dhillon 10 episodes, 2003
Indira Joshi ...  Jasbir Dhillon 10 episodes, 2003
Nigel Betts ...  George 10 episodes, 2004
Ken Sharrock Ken Sharrock ...  Big Ted 9 episodes, 2003
Karl Collins Karl Collins ...  Trevor Baptiste 9 episodes, 2004
Vanessa Hehir ...  Nicola Jay 9 episodes, 2004


The Dhillon family are just about holding it together. Grand Trunk Garage is being run ably by tom-boy Rita, while her brother Dave, wild and unstoppable, is intent on running the sales side of the business, Dave's Pukka Autos, into the ground. Throughout this 10 part series, aided and abetted by Happy, often unwittingly, Dave goes through a non-conformist hero's journey and comes out the other side. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

15 April 2003 (UK) See more »

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Stars Eastenders actor Jake Wood. Famous for his ginger hair. See more »

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Funny, Quirky, Touching, Rude, oh and did I say funny?
22 September 2004 | by teamwakSee all my reviews

Boy did I laugh.

What a little gem of a series. Going out on BBC 3 (cable only), this sitcom is about an Asian man running an old car dealership. Only fools and Horses on Acid, someone described it.

It's about Mo, his son Dave and daughter Rita. Daves friend Trevor, recently released from Prison, comes to work at the car yard. Trevors ultra-Christian mother refuses to have him back in the house. Trevors father is worries that his son will have become a "batty-boy" after his stay in prison. Watch for the vicars visit!

Mo is still visited by the ghost of his ex-wife (complete with rolling pin). Also introduced is Pinky, an old flame of Mo, who is told by the ghost to make a move on Mo, as he hasn't had it in 12 years.

The scene when Pinky climbs into Daves bed by mistake was hilarious

Forgive the poor quality review, but I really enjoyed this show and look forward to catching the rest.

And like all good series this has plenty of soul. When you don't expect it, a line or an action add an all new level to this show (mothers ghost watching her daughter and Pinky cooking together, or Dave and Trevor in the bathroom)

To be recommended.

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