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0101Integration20160817

Breakthrough comedian Tez Ilyas presents a show for everyone interested in - or interested in becoming - a British Muslim. Everything you need to know is here - the do's, don'ts, and avoid-or-you'll-be-arresteds. Simultaneously a hilarious, joyous celebration of British-Muslim life - and a subversive, thoughtful satire on society's attitudes to Islam.

In this episode, Tez looks at 'Integration', a word that's often used in the context of Muslims in the UK. How can Muslims integrate better? And who says they don't at the moment? And more importantly, what's Marks and Spencer or hipster beards got to do with it? Tez explains all...

About Tez

Blackburn-born Tez Ilyas started performing comedy in 2010 and has appeared in eight competition finals including the BBC New Comedy Award and Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year. He has recently appeared on the Now Show on Radio 4, as well as having performances on BBC1, BBC 3, E4, and BBC iPlayer, following his hugely critically-acclaimed debut Edinburgh show.

Producer: Sam Bryant

A BBC Studios Production.

0102Community20160824

Breakthrough comedian Tez Ilyas presents a show for everyone interested in - or interested in becoming - a British Muslim. Everything you need to know is here - the do's, don'ts, and avoid-or-you'll-be-arresteds. Simultaneously a hilarious, joyous celebration of British-Muslim life - and a subversive, thoughtful satire on society's attitudes to Islam.

In this episode, Tez looks at 'Community'. It seems from the news, all Muslims belong to the 'Muslim Community' - but what is this mysterious organisation? Who runs it? What does it do? And does Nadiya from Bake Off speak for them all? Tez gets to the bottom of it...

About Tez

Blackburn-born Tez Ilyas started performing comedy in 2010 and has appeared in eight competition finals including the BBC New Comedy Award and Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year. He has recently appeared on the Now Show on Radio 4, as well as having performances on BBC1, BBC 3, E4, and BBC iPlayer, following his hugely critically-acclaimed debut Edinburgh show.

Producer: Sam Bryant

A BBC Studios Production.

0103Values20160831

Breakthrough comedian Tez Ilyas presents a show for everyone interested in - or interested in becoming - a British Muslim. Everything you need to know is here - the do's, don'ts, and avoid-or-you'll-be-arresteds. Simultaneously a hilarious, joyous celebration of British-Muslim life - and a subversive, thoughtful satire on society's attitudes to Islam.

In this episode, Tez looks at 'British Values'. Recent legislation means we're all obliged to know about British Values to avoid the path to extremism... but what are British Values? Who decides them? And does Benidorm hold the answer? Tez explains all...

About Tez

Blackburn-born Tez Ilyas started performing comedy in 2010 and has appeared in eight competition finals including the BBC New Comedy Award and Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year. He has recently appeared on the Now Show on Radio 4, as well as having performances on BBC1, BBC 3, E4, and BBC iPlayer, following his hugely critically-acclaimed debut Edinburgh show.

Producer: Sam Bryant

A BBC Studios Production.

0104 LASTTez Commandments20160907

Breakthrough comedian Tez Ilyas presents a show for everyone interested in - or interested in becoming - a British Muslim. Everything you need to know is here - the do's, don'ts, and avoid-or-you'll-be-arresteds. Simultaneously a hilarious, joyous celebration of British-Muslim life - and a subversive, thoughtful satire on society's attitudes to Islam.

In the final episode, Tez rounds up all his remaining advice on being a British Muslim in a handy cut-out-and-keep guide. From instruction on confidence building, to advice on limb replacement, simply follow the Tez Commandments...

About Tez

Blackburn-born Tez Ilyas started performing comedy in 2010 and has appeared in eight competition finals including the BBC New Comedy Award and Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year. He has recently appeared on the Now Show on Radio 4, as well as having performances on BBC1, BBC 3, E4, and BBC iPlayer, following his hugely critically-acclaimed debut Edinburgh show.

Producer: Sam Bryant

A BBC Studios Production.

0201Tezifesto20180124

Comedian Tez Ilyas returns for a second series of Tez Talks.

Tez Ilyas returns for a second series of TEZ Talks.

In this first episode Tez talks about moving back home to Blackburn and discusses class differences and social mobility before announcing his candidacy for Prime Minister.

Written and performed by... Tez Ilyas
Produced by... Carl Cooper

This is a BBC Studios Production.

0202Are Youse Muslim And That?20180131

Comedian Tez Ilyas talks about lack of Asian role models in TV and film.

0203Once You Go Asian...20180207

Tez talks about the assumptions people have about Muslims, especially him.

0204Made In Britain20180214

Tez talks about what it is like being both Muslim and British at the same time.