Adil Ray developed Citizen Khan online with us before the character made the transition to BBC 1. Khan was first seen in a series of cameos in BBC2’s Bellamys People. We then took Sparkhill’s Community Leader & gave him the job of covering the 2010 General Election for the BBC Comedy Website.  

I paired him with Deadringers creator Bill Dare to make a series of tight turn around election videos we filmed in Shepherd’s Bush Market and our office in TV Centre, which then doubled as Mr Khan’s front room.

Mitchell & Webb’s producer Gareth Edwards then picked up the baton producing Khan’s second web-series where he attempted to explain the laws of cricket & gave an alternative Royal Christmas Message.

In 2012 we launched Khan on Facebook working with Adil, BBC Worldwide and social media specialists The Audience 

Citizen Khan’s first TV series aired later that year. He is now six series in and counting…