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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1986   1979   1978   1977  

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...  Jeremy Brown 42 episodes, 1977-1986
...  Giovanni Capello / ... 42 episodes, 1977-1986
Jacki Harding ...  Anna Schmidt 42 episodes, 1977-1986
...  Miss Courtney 42 episodes, 1977-1986
...  Juan Cervantes 42 episodes, 1977-1986
...  Ranjeet Singh 42 episodes, 1977-1986
...  Taro Nagazumi 29 episodes, 1977-1979
...  Maximillian Papandrious 29 episodes, 1977-1979
...  Jamila Ranjha 29 episodes, 1977-1979
...  Danielle Favre 29 episodes, 1977-1979
...  Ali Nadim 29 episodes, 1977-1979
...  Chung Su-Lee 27 episodes, 1977-1979
...  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 »

Goofs

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 »

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Miss Courtney: Can anybody tell me who said "To Be or Not To Be"?
Chung Su-Lee: Chairman Mao!
Miss Courtney: This may come as a shock to you, but there are people who've written things besides Chairman Mao.
Chung Su-Lee: Chairman Mao lite evelything!
Miss Courtney: Well, he certainly didn't lite... *write* "To Be or Not To Be"!
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Crazy Credits

The series title is drawn by an animated Mr Brown on a blackboard. The intertitles have him write "End of Part One" and "Part Two", and at the start of the closing credits he cleans up the blackboard signifying the end of a class. See more »

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Remade as Zabaan Sambhal Ke (1993) See more »

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It just gets funnier
24 July 1999 | by 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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