I believe it was a two part TV movie, but I could be wrong about this.
What I remember is that it started with the description of the wizard believing he is greater then Allah, and thus Allah cursed him and changed him into the Genie. But, he was not forced to live in the oil lamp, but instead he was "moved" to modern England, where he would be called through a TV screen.
The actual story starts long after the Genie has found its way how to live in this strange world and thus he has became an "English man" playing bridge with his neighbours, etc.
So basically the genie is helping the main protagonists (I do not remember much about them, they were just a man and a woman) with the modern items like a motorcycle which is invisible to everyone other than the master of the Genie.
For example, the motorcycle is brought by the genie to the "masters" in such a way that the Genie created a ramp to the TV screen and rode it through his living room to the screen to the old "Arab" desert where the main story is taking place.
Another scene I remember is, I believe, from almost at the end of the movie, where the Genie is driving the main male protagonist using a helicopter, and the main male protagonist asks the Genie to land at the market so they can have better style. Since no one else is seeing the helicopter, they are just seeing the man in it, "floating in the air", and since they can hear the loud noise and notice the heavy wind created by the helicopter, everyone escapes from the market with a fear of magic. The main male protagonist then steals a carpet, and puts it on the floor of the helicopter and sits on it, so to everyone, it now seems that he is driving a magic flying carpet.
- I have seen this around 1997 - 2006
- I believe that the origin of the movie is England because of the Genie character, but just my guess
- I have seen it in Czech Republic on TV but the movie was definitively not Czech