A divorced woman decides to train as a Nanny in 1930s England. The series is unique as, not only, is she a more mature person but she is also modern with 'progressive' ideas.

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Wendy Craig
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Wendy Craig ...  Barbara Gray / ... 30 episodes, 1981-1983
John Quayle ...  Duke of Broughton / ... 13 episodes, 1982-1983
Natalie Forbes Natalie Forbes ...  Tilly Wilcox, Maid 13 episodes, 1982-1983
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A divorced woman decides to train as a Nanny in 1930s England. The series is unique as, not only, is she a more mature person but she is also modern with 'progressive' ideas.

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

10 January 1981 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(30 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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When Wendy Craig, who both acted in and created the show, submitted her proposal for the series to the BBC, she used the pseudonym Jonathan Marr because she was afraid that if her true identity was known, she would be dismissed as merely "an actress who thinks she can write". See more »

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Featured in Maid in Britain (2010) See more »

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A wonderful series!
28 February 2007 | by bellmilSee all my reviews

I completely agree with the comment posted above. I also keep looking for it on DVD. If I remember correctly, it begins between the Wars & goes up through the beginning of WW II. The nanny character is depicted working for four different families over a period of twelve or so years. There is good romantic content & excellent backgrounds. One family was of a Duke---that was the one filmed at Kedleston Hall. David Burke (Sherlock Holmes' Dr. Watson) plays her husband who begins working for Military Intel at the outbreak of the war.

The British series was called "Nanny"; the 1990's Amer. comedy was called "The Nanny"---so don't be confused if you see the latter listed somewhere. Perhaps enough request to Acorn Media will result in this series being made available to American audiences.


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