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Grease Monkeys 

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

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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
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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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Regrets, I've had a few
29 March 2007 | by fairenoughcloughSee all my reviews

"Grease Monkeys" How do I begin to describe this show ? It's not really like anything I've ever seen before, but has traces of "Billy Liar" and "The Boys from the Blackstuff".

Set in the world of the superhero (in his own mind) Dave Dhillon and his very odd but always engaging group of family and friends, we see ever more incredible escapades pan out in a surreal manner.

It's been a long time since the series was shown (WHY?) and my memory is not what it once was, but the episode where a disgruntled customer complains to Dave about his car remains at least translucent.

The gang believe they have killed the disgruntled customer and set about disposing of the body, however after deciding to cut up the corpse with an angle grinder he wakes up and promptly dies of shock. They then take the corpse in an office chair and dump it into the canal,but because the canal is full of rubbish the chair and corpse only partially submerge and remain in view.

The cast contains many actors who have become more famous since this series, including Ace Bhatti, lead character "Dave Dhillon" who has appeared in Corrie and New Street Law and Jake Wood who plays his best friend "Happy" who now appears as "Max Branning" in "Stenders".

Considering the rubbish purporting to be comedy being shown almost endlessly on BBC3 these days, most embarrassingly "Little Britain", surely the time has come to dust down this series and repeat and then I can end my regret that I didn't record these two series first time around.


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