Samuel Foster, a hard-working man trying to support his family in a South London multi-storey council flat. The Samuel character was based on the fictional character James Evans Sr. in Good...
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Pearl's told that an older woman has been given the job that she wanted, Samuel's left fuming when sexual discrimination laws get in his way, and the kids have to cook for themselves when their mum ...
Sonny decides to enter a new art competition at the West Indian Centre, Pearl's not happy when her special picture of Jesus changes colour, and an old drunk gets all the credit when the family have a...
Samuel Foster, a hard-working man trying to support his family in a South London multi-storey council flat. The Samuel character was based on the fictional character James Evans Sr. in Good Times. Alongside Beaton, was Canadian actress Isabelle Lucas, portraying Samuel's wife, Pearl Foster (Florida Evans in the original), who gossips with her best friend, Vilma, played by Carmen Munroe. Vilma was originally the character Willona Woods, who in the American version, gossips with Florida on every one inside (and outside) the housing projects, much to James' dismay. Munroe and Beaton would later star in Desmond's as married couple Shirley and Desmond Ambrose.
Lenny Henry eventually became disillusioned with the series as it was written by white writers, who he felt did not understand how a black British family lived and ignored his suggestions on how to make the characters and storylines more accurate. See more »
Just to correct the last reviewer, Samuel Foster was a Father of 3, but that's pretty obvious. What's amazing is that I remember watching the show when it first came out, It was great to see Black folk on TV and we all loved Lenny Henry. looking back now living in America and after seeing every episode of Good Times. I can see why it didn't last more than 2 seasons in Briton. It's not that the acting wasn't good for the times, and it was really amazing to see a black family on TV back in 1976, but the struggles and mentality of Black people in Briton and that of Black Americans weren't exactly transferable. I wish they didn't borrow so much from the American version. Still happy to have had it on. and to have found it again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gJ49S9tdN4
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