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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 Jeremy Brown (42 episodes, 1977-1986)
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 Giovanni Capello / ... (42 episodes, 1977-1986)
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 Anna Schmidt (42 episodes, 1977-1986)
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 Miss Courtney (42 episodes, 1977-1986)
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 Juan Cervantes (42 episodes, 1977-1986)
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 Ranjeet Singh (42 episodes, 1977-1986)
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 Taro Nagazumi (29 episodes, 1977-1979)
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 Maximillian Papandrious (29 episodes, 1977-1979)
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 Jamila Ranjha (29 episodes, 1977-1979)
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 Danielle Favre (29 episodes, 1977-1979)
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 Ali Nadim (29 episodes, 1977-1979)
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 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 first episodes, we can see that the number of the classroom is 5, while later on number 7 appears on the door. See more »

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Ranjeet Singh: If at first, you are not succeeding, try try!
Jeremy Brown: [corrects Ranjeet] Again.
Ranjeet Singh: If at first, you are...
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Featured in 100 Greatest TV Moments from Hell (2000) See more »

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Jolly Good Show!
10 April 2003 | by (St. Louis, USA) – See all my reviews



This may not be in the league of Monty Python or some other classic British TV series out there but it definitely has it's own cult following. I noticed one reviewer here mentioning of the shows popularity in India and that's really true. My friends from India, who had watched this back in the 80's, still claim it to be amongst the best TV shows ever. Some of them went so far as taping them all (to save it for some good laughs on a rainy day, I guess!).

If you are looking for some profound depth here then don't even bother with this. But if you think the mixing of folks from different cultures, in a British classroom, can be funny then you won't be disappointed. It's good, harmless humor, a little dated perhaps, but in situations that people may encounter in a foreign land due to language barriers mainly. Some bits may be exaggerated but is mostly hilarious and does not use any of the plots or characters as a pretext to demean any culture or race!!!

Wish it were available on DVD in the States!


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