Mind Your Language (1977–1986)

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Barry Evans plays a put-upon language teacher who tries to make a living by teaching English to immigrants. With pupils from India, France, China, and many other countries, his lessons do ... See full summary »

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Barry Evans ...
 Jeremy Brown (42 episodes, 1977-1986)
George Camiller ...
 Giovanni Capello / ... (42 episodes, 1977-1986)
Jacki Harding ...
 Anna Schmidt (42 episodes, 1977-1986)
Zara Nutley ...
 Miss Courtney (42 episodes, 1977-1986)
Ricardo Montez ...
 Juan Cervantes (42 episodes, 1977-1986)
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 Ranjeet Singh (42 episodes, 1977-1986)
Robert Lee ...
 Taro Nagazumi (29 episodes, 1977-1979)
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 Maximillian Papandrious (29 episodes, 1977-1979)
Jamila Massey ...
 Jamila Ranjha (29 episodes, 1977-1979)
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 Danielle Favre (29 episodes, 1977-1979)
Dino Shafeek ...
 Ali Nadim (29 episodes, 1977-1979)
Pik Sen Lim ...
 Chung Su-Lee (27 episodes, 1977-1979)
Anna Bergman ...
 Ingrid Svenson (21 episodes, 1978-1986)
Tommy Godfrey ...
 Sid (20 episodes, 1978-1979)
Iris Sadler ...
 Gladys (20 episodes, 1978-1979)
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Barry Evans plays a put-upon language teacher who tries to make a living by teaching English to immigrants. With pupils from India, France, China, and many other countries, his lessons do not always go as planned. Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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This show was remade in India as "Zaban Sambhal ke" (Talk with Care). In this, the students from various parts of India learn Hindi under Pankaj Kapur. See more »

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In the last episode of Series Three, 'What a Tangled Web', Sid the caretaker laments at length that twenty-eight years ago he was married, despite having a whole previous episode ('How's Your Father' from Series Two) about Mr. Brown offering to pay for him to wed his partner after hearing Sid never married her. See more »

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Jeremy Brown: Where do you go to cash a check?
Ranjeet Singh: In Czechoslovakia!
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Oh Blimey
25 June 2000 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

Mind Your Language is the sort of programme that could never be made now, in these days of political overcorrectness. Barry Evans is terrific as the teacher, and every one of the ridiculously stereotyped students are hilarious. My personal favourite is Dino Shafeek as Ali. A lot of people would see this show as racist, but I would argue that it is not. All of the satire is done good-naturedly, and almost every student is played by an actor from the country being mocked, which they would not have done if they thought it was offensive. The English characters are not spared being reduced to stereotypes either, and the programme really showed the nasty side some of us Brits have when dealing with people who don't speak very good English. This was an amazing programme, the likes of which will never be seen again. Few, if any of the jokes miss the mark, and just the spectacle of the class is outrageous enough to provoke a giggle.


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