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Barry Evans, fresh from his success in the Doctor...series, stars as Jeremy Brown, the hapless teacher for an evening class of foreign students who are hoping to become more proficient in the English Language. With his students running the full spectrum of age and race, situations are ripe for misunderstandings in the classic sit-com style!

* Disc One : Series OneThe First Lesson.An Inspector Calls.A Fate Worse Than Death.All Through the Night.The Best Things In Life.Come Back All Is Forgiven.The Cheating Game.
* Disc Two :Better To Have Loved and Lost.Kill or Cure.Hello Sailer.A Point Of Honour.Hows Your Father?The Examination.
* Disc Three : Series Two.All Present If Not Correct.Queen For a Day.Brief Re-Encounter.Many Happy Returns.Don't Forget The Driver.A Hard Day's Night.Take Your Partners.After Three.
* Disc Four : Series Three.I Belong To Glasgow.Who Loves Ya Baby?No Flowers by Request.Just The Job.Guilty or Not Guilty?Repent At Leisure.The School Fete.What a Tangled Web.
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#1
Bought this a year ago and boy is it brilliant lol.

Slammed as racist by Daily Mail readers for its stereotyped depiction of foreigners (sorry, speakers of other languages...) it went largely unnoticed that the British characters were also stereotypes, bossy older lady and repressed male teacher.

It was more a comedy about the English language, its eccentricities and inconsistencies rather than a laugh-at-the-funny-foreigners-athon.

AND it had that French bird in it PHROOOARRR eh?
#2
The characters were brill in this series. Theres idiots who just say its racist, but i for one have a sense of humor and can laugh at myself.
#3
The French bird was " ooh lala " .

Françoise Pascal was she
#4
Up the 'UnPC' Brigade.This series was from a time when things were either funny or not.
Fawlty Towers would never had been made Today thanks to the PC Brigade now enthroned at the BBC.
#5
Is it true this is only three of the series possibly with some of those episodes missing as well? I've just been reading the Amazon reviews.
#6
machman
Is it true this is only three of the series possibly with some of those episodes missing as well? I've just been reading the Amazon reviews.


Not sure about missing episodes, but i know there was a 4th series that has never been put on DVD(Because it was a crap series)
#7
I remember this when first shown and yes it is full of stereotypes, but they are stereotypes for a reason.

If you want un-PC try "Love Thy Neighbour"
#8
Dancingfred
Slammed as racist by Daily Mail readers for its stereotyped depiction of foreigners...


Does. Not. Compute.:shock:
#9
Oh blimey!
#10
Just because something is funny doesnt stop it being racist.

This coming from the same people who would go mental if an australian, german, american or anyone else 'foriegn' said anything derogatory about the english.
#11
dijital
Just because something is funny doesnt stop it being racist.

This coming from the same people who would go mental if an australian, german, american or anyone else 'foriegn' said anything derogatory about the english.


Nope we wouldn't cos us English can laugh at ourselves. These hyper sensitive pc people are ruining this country.
#12
Dancingfred
Bought this a year ago and boy is it brilliant lol.

Slammed as racist by Daily Mail readers for its stereotyped depiction of foreigners (sorry, speakers of other languages...) it went largely unnoticed that the British characters were also stereotypes, bossy older lady and repressed male teacher.

It was more a comedy about the English language, its eccentricities and inconsistencies rather than a laugh-at-the-funny-foreigners-athon.

AND it had that French bird in it PHROOOARRR eh?


Too xenophobic for Daily Mail readers? That is some achievement. Still wasn't funny though.
#13
"okey dokey professory"
#14
spraint
Does. Not. Compute.:shock:


:-D Probably Guardian readers.

There's a whole lotta sterotyping goin' on in this series, but not much has changed in some respects, just look at U.S. media depictions of the English. We're usually villainous upper-class barstewards or gor blimey gov'ner, loveable "cockles and welks", up yer apples and pears cocker-ney geezers.

As Exhibit A, I present Don Cheadle's accent in Ocean's 11. Strewth!
#15
Brilliant, can't wait to watch it again, :-)
#16
Dancingfred
Bought this a year ago and boy is it brilliant lol.

Slammed as racist by Daily Mail readers for its stereotyped depiction of foreigners (sorry, speakers of other languages...) it went largely unnoticed that the British characters were also stereotypes, bossy older lady and repressed male teacher.

It was more a comedy about the English language, its eccentricities and inconsistencies rather than a laugh-at-the-funny-foreigners-athon.

AND it had that French bird in it PHROOOARRR eh?


LOL. I doubt I'd ever buy this awful drivel as it's soooo woefully unfunny. It's really interesting as a piece of TV history though, like other similar shows like 'Please Sir" or "On the Buses" - very crude comedy in every sense, from a bygone age while genuinely timeless TV comedies played at the same time.
#17
Ethan
Nope we wouldn't cos us English can laugh at ourselves. These hyper sensitive pc people are ruining this country.


We can only laugh at ourselves when its our own countrymen making the jokes.
#18
Huh, I thought it was Mail readers that hated unPC stuff?!
My bad.
banned#19
Dancingfred
Huh, I thought it was Mail readers that hated unPC stuff?!
My bad.


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#20
Mish_Mash
:-D Probably Guardian readers.

There's a whole lotta sterotyping goin' on in this series, but not much has changed in some respects, just look at U.S. media depictions of the English. We're usually villainous upper-class barstewards or gor blimey gov'ner, loveable "cockles and welks", up yer apples and pears cocker-ney geezers.

As Exhibit A, I present Don Cheadle's accent in Ocean's 11. Strewth!


To be fair, he had a lot to live up to. Who could forget Dick Van Dyke's 'lovable' Cockney chimney sweep in Mary Poppins. :-D
#21
Slammed as racist by Daily Mail readers

Eh?

Anyway - racist? Dunno about that. Chock-full of what are - with hindsight - desperately simplistic and ill-observed racial stereotypes? Absolutely.

My main problem with it - it wasn't funny then, even less so now.
#22
maxtweenie
To be fair, he had a lot to live up to. Who could forget Dick Van Dyke's 'lovable' Cockney chimney sweep in Mary Poppins. :-D


For me Anthony LaPaglia in Frasier wins hands down: accent learned from watching Dick Van Dyke when he is supposed to come from Manchester!
#23
schwalbe
For me Anthony LaPaglia in Frasier wins hands down: accent learned from watching Dick Van Dyke when he is supposed to come from Manchester!


Ha ha, I remember that! :thumbsup: An Australian born of Italian and Dutch parents playing an Englishman in an American comedy show.

Sounds like an episode of Mind Your Language lol.

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