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Mind Your Language 

Jeremy Brown is 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... See full summary »


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Series cast summary:
Barry Evans ...  Jeremy Brown 42 episodes, 1977-1986
George Camiller ...  Giovanni Capello / ... 42 episodes, 1977-1986
Jacki Harding Jacki Harding ...  Anna Schmidt 42 episodes, 1977-1986
Zara Nutley ...  Miss Courtney 42 episodes, 1977-1986
Ricardo Montez ...  Juan Cervantes 42 episodes, 1977-1986
Albert Moses ...  Ranjeet Singh 42 episodes, 1977-1986
Robert Lee ...  Taro Nagazumi 29 episodes, 1977-1979
Kevork Malikyan ...  Maximillian Papandrious 29 episodes, 1977-1979
Jamila Massey ...  Jamila Ranjha 29 episodes, 1977-1979
Françoise Pascal ...  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 Tommy Godfrey ...  Sid 20 episodes, 1978-1979
Iris Sadler Iris Sadler ...  Gladys 20 episodes, 1978-1979


Jeremy Brown is 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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30 December 1977 (UK) See more »

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(29 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


There's a Malaysian version of this called "Oh My English!". 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 »


Jeremy Brown: How about a toast for Ali and Su-Lee?
Giovanni Capello: No, sorry, we have no toast, only biscuits.
Jeremy Brown: No, I mean a toast for Ali and Su-Lee.
Giovanni Capello: We have no toast for them, either!
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Crazy Credits

The second season has Ingrid push Danielle aside and make her own entrance into class, while Zoltan is in the classroom. See more »


Remade as What a Country (1986) See more »

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Hardly racist
21 August 2004 | by Jack_YanSee all my reviews

Mind Your Language might not have been smart comedy, but it was good comedy – with the misunderstandings stemming from a valid observation of differing cultures. The idea was not dissimilar from other sitcoms of this time such as Robin's Nest: a small matter, concealed, becomes a major matter after 15 minutes. Throw in the xenophobia of Britain after it joined the EEC and what we had was a very fine comedy about the country's relationship with her former colonies and the new Johnny Foreigners across the channel.

If anything, the students got the last laugh – if it had not been the narrow-mindedness of characters such as stiff-upper-lip principal Miss Courtenay, or teacher Jeremy Brown finding himself out of his depth, then the joke wouldn't be on them.

It's a pity the political correctness brigade will probably prevent this show from being rerun. As a "minority", I never found the portrayal of my race offensive on this show when it aired in New Zealand. To the PC thugs, I say this: we minorities are OK without your defending us. The real insult is that you don't believe we are up to it.

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