The Fosters (1976–1977)

TV Series  -   -  Comedy | Family
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 15 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Add a Plot

0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

Live Chat with Keanu Reeves

We conducted a Live Chat with Keanu about his upcoming film John Wick.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 114 titles
created 23 Aug 2013

Related Items

Search for "The Fosters" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Fosters (1976–1977)

The Fosters (1976–1977) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Fosters.

User Polls




2   1  
1977   1976  


Series cast summary:
Norman Beaton ...
 Samuel Foster (27 episodes, 1976-1977)
Isabelle Lucas ...
 Pearl Foster (27 episodes, 1976-1977)
 Sonny Foster (27 episodes, 1976-1977)
Sharon Rosita ...
 Shirley Foster (26 episodes, 1976-1977)
Lawrie Mark ...
 Benjamin Foster (26 episodes, 1976-1977)
Carmen Munroe ...
 Vilma (14 episodes, 1976-1977)


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Family





Release Date:

9 April 1976 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(27 episodes)
See  »

Did You Know?


Based on the US comedy show Good Times (1974) See more »


Remake of Good Times (1974) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Friday Fosters
5 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

As I remember, it was shown on Fridays and was one of the first sitcoms to feature a black family on mainstream British TV. The other being Love Thy Nieghbour, but that was full of quite offensive language. It was based on the American series Good Times. The late Norman Beaton starred as a harrassed married father of two, a son and daughter, who all live on an estate in South London. Lenny Henry played his troublesome son, who always seemed to be getting into scrapes. Unfortunately only one series was made, and it was only transmitted once according to Beaton. Many series like this one produced during the '70s didn't seem to go the distance, or get support from the TV companies - LWT in this case.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Fosters (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: