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 »
26 episodes of this syndicated show were produced in 1986 to 1987 debuting in September 1986. Taylor Brown teaches a night school course to recent immigrants trying to pass the citizenship ... See full summary »
Garrett M. Brown,
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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
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 »
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 »
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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