English teacher Jeremy Brown had a very tough job, because not only did he have to teach English to a class of international students, he also had to cope with a dragon lady headmistress, a loveable tea lady and a sly old janitor into the bargain!
This enormously popular program premiered in the UK at the end of 1977, with Barry Evans in the lead role of the beleaguered teacher, Jeremy Brown, and Zara Nutley as the caustic, humourless Miss Courtney, the headmistress of the night school where Brown was hired to teach English to a group of foreign students who could barely string a sentence together, even after many lessons.
Throughout the run of the show, there were several students in Mr. Brown's class. Among these were the loveable Jamilla, an Indian lady who had a passion for knitting, the amorous French Au Pair, Danielle, who was far more interested in Mr. Brown himself than anything he was teaching, the roughish Italian, Giovanni, whose favourite ploy was to misunderstand, Juan, the Spaniard who never DID understand and the very sensible Anna, a German who rarely smiled, but tried very hard to learn. Add Taro, the Japanese gentleman and Su-Li, the communist spouting Chinese girl and what you ended up with was a show which was uproariously funny from start to finish!