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 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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Ali Nadim: Did you know, it takes two Sikhs to milk a goat? One to be holding the teats, and the other to be moving the goat up and down, up and down!
Ranjeet Singh: And did you know, that Muslims have no ice? Because the man who is making the ice has left!
Ali Nadim: Are you saying that all Muslims are stupid?
Ranjeet Singh: No, just you!
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Referenced in Bottle Boys: All in a Day's Work (1984) See more »

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It just gets funnier
24 July 1999 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Never a dull moment. The international students are hilarious in the way they express themselves in English! I am not a native English speaker, so I can identify with some of their difficulties.

Some racist jokes occasionally, but besides being funny, they make one realise how hostile a few English-speakers can be toward foreigners who are trying hard to master the language.


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