Mind Your Language is a British comedy television series which premiered on ITV in 1977. Produced by London Weekend Television and directed by Stuart Allen, the show is set in an adult education college in London and focuses on the English as a Foreign Language class taught by Mr Jeremy Brown. He has to deal with a motley crew of students from around the world.
Only three series were made by LWT between 1977–81, and the show was briefly revived in 1986 with six of the original cast. Be warned, the canned laughter is annoying, and it is not politically correct in any way, in addition the stereotypes are laughable and a bit cringeworthy, but it is very funny at times.
In the first episode, a young and inexperienced ESL teacher, Jeremy Brown starts his new job as the teacher of English as a Foreign Language evening class for adults. He meets his students for the first time: A diverse group of ten foreign adult students in London, hailing from nine different countries.
The Europeans consist of two au pairs, the flirtatious and beautiful Danielle (France) and prim and proper Anna (Germany); two young single men, Giovanni (Italy) and Max (Greece); along with laid-back middle-aged bartender, Juan (Spain), who speaks no English.
The Asians consist of Su-Li, a revolutionary-minded secretary from the Chinese Embassy, Taro, a Japanese businessman, as well as three students from South Asia: Ranjeet, a devout Punjabi Sikh, Ali an unemployed Pakistani, and Jamila, an Urdu-speaking housewife who also can’t speak a word of English.
The school principal, Ms. Courtney, nearly dismisses Mr. Brown immediately as she had requested a female teacher, but he is allowed to stay on on a trial basis.