The Buddha of Suburbia

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Original run: 3 Nov 1993 – 24 Nov 1993

Country of origin: UK

Genre: Drama

Network: BBC TWO UK

Watched by: 18 of 705 254 0%

Total running time: 3 hours 40 minutes

Episode duration: 55 minutes

IMDB rating: 7.2 of 10 406

MyShows rating: 3.6 of 5 5


Naveen Andrews plays the charismatic Karim, a half-Asian, half-English, wholly hedonistic chancer who is mortified when his civil servant father (Roshan Seth) plunges into an affair with the exotic Eva and begins passing himself off as a spiritual guru. This brings Karim into contact with Eva's wayward son, Charlie, and ostensibly offers an escape from suburbia. The story follows his break-out, from London to New York, constantly snagging himself on cultural barbwire and falling into situations a raconteur would die for. Soundtrack by David Bowie.

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