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Mind Your Language is a British sitcom created by Vince Powell and produced and directed by Stuart Allen. It originally premiered on ITV in 1977 and ran for three seasons, ending in 1979. The first season has 13 episodes while the second and third have 8 each. Michael Grade, the director general at London Weekend Television, cancelled the show after Season 3, as he and many other people felt that its racial stereotypes (humourless German, passionate Italian, hypersexual French woman, etc.) were offensive. It was briefly revived for an independently-produced fourth season in 1985; like the first season, this one consists of 13 episodes.

The plot of Mind Your Language focuses on Jeremy Brown, an EFL teacher who works at a school run by Dolores Courtney, and his experiences helping his students learn about the English language and culture. Originally the opening sequence cuts to Miss Courtney at the end and freezes but then changes to zooming up to her. In the second season Ingrid walks in after Danielle and then Giovanni and Zoltan have flowers which droop after Miss Courtney shows up. In the third season Danielle does her makeup before entering the room and Giovanni's flower droops as it does in the second season. While the opening sequence is animated the rest of the show is live action.

To date, only the first three seasons of Mind Your Language have been released on DVD.


Picture Name Job Nationality
Jeremy Brown.jpg Mr. Brown EFL teacher British
Miss Courtney.jpg Miss Courtney Principal British
Sid.jpg Sid Caretaker British
Gladys.jpg Gladys Tea lady British
Ali Nadim.jpg Ali Nadim Travelling salesman (starting in "A Fate Worse Than Death") Pakistani
Taro Nagazumi.jpg Taro Nagazumi Executive at Bushido Electronics Japanese
Jamila Ranjha.jpg Jamila Ranjha Housewife Indian
Maximillian Papandrious.png Maximillian Papandrious Shipping office worker at the docks Greek
Chung Su-Lee.jpg Chung Su-Lee Diplomat Chinese
Danielle Favre.jpg Danielle Favre Au pair French
Ranjeet Singh.jpg Ranjeet Singh London Underground attendant Punjabi
Juan Cervantes.jpg Juan Cervantes Bartender Spanish
Giovanni Capello.jpg Giovanni Capello Chef at Ristorante dei Popoli Italian
Anna Schmidt.jpg Anna Schmidt Au pair German
Zoltan Szabo.jpg Zoltan Szabo Unknown Hungarian
Ingrid Svenson.jpg Ingrid Svenson Au pair Swedish


Season 4 originally aired on TSW from September to December 1985, and from January to April 1986 in most other ITV regions.


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