Citizen Khan season 5
The opening episode of the 5th season sees Mr Khan make an exhibition of himself in front of a packed house at Edgbaston Cricket Ground. Having been made to sleep in the car by Mrs Khan after forgetting their wedding anniversary, Mr Khan is on a mission to make amends. But his boast to Dave that he knows local boy Moeen Ali backfires when Amjad suggests he could get the famous England all-rounder to make a celebrity appearance at the fundraiser that Mrs Khan and Shazia are helping organise. Mr Khan has no option but to get to the cricket match to find Moeen and do whatever it takes.
Mr Khan has bought a drone camera to keep an eye on the local neighbourhood as he believes it is starting to go a bit downhill. This is brought home when he finds out that his grandson, Mo, is being bullied at his nursery. But when Mr Khan decides to teach Amjad how to be a better dad, he gets a lot more than he bargained for, both during a trip to the local pool and when re-enacting a scene from Birmingham gangster drama Peaky Blinders. Meanwhile, Shazia and Amjad get ready to go on their first family holiday together, except Mrs Khan thinks she is going along too. How is Shazia going to tell her that this won't be her first holiday since Great Yarmouth 1988?
Tragedy strikes the Khan household, as Amjad's bewigged father, Mr Malik, is knocked down and killed by the number 37 bus. The real tragedy for Mr Khan is that the grief-stricken Mrs Malik is staying with them and comfort eating him out of house and home. But when Mr Khan discovers he might be able to find an investor for his new invention amongst the funeral mourners, he throws himself into the burial arrangements.
Mr Khan has been spending quality time with Alia's 'friend who is a boy', Scab. They are getting on famously and, after a one-to-one chat with Alia, Mr Khan suspects it won't be long before there is another Khan family wedding on the horizon. But then Scab takes fright at the prospect of the Khans meeting his parents. The Khans believe it is because they are a bit snooty and object to the idea of having a Pakistani daughter-in-law. So Mr Khan and Amjad hotfoot it to the posh country club to confront Scab's father (played by comedy royalty, Harry Enfield) and give him a piece of their minds in a sweaty sauna.
Mr Khan has to drop his daughter Alia off for her first day at university - in Scotland. Mrs Khan wants the whole family to come, so Mr Khan has to find a way to get the whole lot of them from Sparkhill to Glasgow. When the car breaks down, he is forced to improvise alternative travel arrangements, which gives them all plenty of time to reminisce about Alia's early years.
Mr Khan and Mosque manager Dave organise rival Muslim Days at the community centre. Mr Khan is convinced his fun day with a bouncy Mosque and 'pin the beard on the Imam' stall will be far more popular than Dave's Women in Islam event. But he forgets that he'd agreed to look after his wayward niece Shabana. Mr Khan is forced to take the stroppy teenager to Muslim Day with him and, to top it all off, Dave has managed to invite Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, whom Khan is desperate to impress.
Mr. Khan tips his hat to Frank Capra’s Christmas classic It’s A Wonderful Life, with Sparkhill taking the place of Bedford Falls and Mr. Khan, like George Bailey, facing up to the fact that his life hasn’t turned out the way he planned it. But an encounter with a mysterious heavenly passer-by shows him how things might have been different and convinces him that, despite all its frustrations, his is a “Khanderful Life” after all. Mr Khan narrates as we go back in time to the The Khan's early years.