The first in this new family-based sitcom set in the capital of British Pakistan - Sparkhill, Birmingham. Citizen Khan follows the trials and tribulations of loud-mouthed, tight-fisted, self-appointed community leader Mr Khan and his long-suffering family.
Plans are being made for Shazia's forthcoming wedding to fiance Amjad. Mrs Khan's on the warpath because Mr Khan's forgotten to book the wedding venue, but it shouldn't be a problem as long as he can persuade mosque manager Dave to do him a favour.
Mrs Khan's mother is staying with the family. But Mr Khan's big opportunity to hobnob with the bigwigs of the Sparkhill Business Association is threatened when he has to take his mother-in-law on a shopping trip she will never forget.
Mrs Khan is very keen to go on holiday. But holidays cost money plus there's Shazia's honeymoon to pay for. Mr Khan is reluctant to spend the 'rainy day' money. Why go to the Maldives when there's a perfectly nice guest house in Bradford? However an eventful Annual General Meeting at the local mosque seems to provide a surprising solution...
Mr Khan is determined to be the impresario behind the new call to prayer at the Sparkhill mosque, and sets out to hold his own X Factor-style auditions. Meanwhile, family duty calls when he is asked to sort out future son-in-law Amjad's job promotion.
Mr Khan's new plasma TV, complete with 'surroundy soundy', provides the perfect opportunity to have his friends round to enjoy the Pakistan vs England cricket match.
But Mrs Khan needs the house to be a place of complete calm as she plans to host a prayer meeting for her recently widowed friend. But the Khan household is rarely quiet, let alone when there is a crucial cricket match on...
The Khans have a spare invite for the wedding. For Mr Khan, the fewer the guests the better, which is why he believes in inviting only influential people like Councillor Javed. So when Mrs Khan suggests inviting the Parvez family, Mr Khan is faced with an important decision. On top of it all, it happens to also be the Khans' wedding anniversary.