Mind your language season 1 episode 8: Ali and Su-Lee announce that they are to marry, and so Mr Brown and his class celebrate. But Mr Brown gets shocked when he finds out that Ali is already married and plans to take Su-Lee as his second wife, so as to have a baby (as he and his first wife, Rehana, have been unable to conceive a child). As for Su-Lee, she tells Mr Brown that she does not not want to marry Ali anymore as she does not truly love him, and so the wedding gets cancelled. Later on, Ali’s initial wife, Rehana, informs him that she is pregnant, giving him and the class another reason to celebrate. Mr. Brown asks his students what they did for the weekend. Anna tells a sad story about what happened when she was dating a man named Kurt back in Germany.
Su-Lee and Ali tell Mr. Brown they’re going to get married in the morning. Then Ali’s wife shows up in Miss Courtney’s office. She sends her to the tearoom while Mr. Brown brings Ali to the office. A Muslim man is allowed to have multiple wives, and he wants to marry Su-Lee because he and his wife have been trying for a baby for 4 years with no luck. Mr. Brown tells Ali that he can’t marry Su-Lee because it’s against the law to have more than one wife, while Su-Lee gets cold feet and the wedding doesn’t happen after all. Mr. Brown informs the class that the celebration is canceled, but Ali announces that his wife is going to have a child, so they go to the pub to celebrate anyway.