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Not in Front of the Children (TV series)

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Created by  Richard Waring
No. of series  4
First episode date  26 May 1967
Network  BBC One
7.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Sitcom
Country of origin  United Kingdom
No. of episodes  39
Final episode date  9 January 1970
Number of episodes  39
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Starring  Wendy Craig Paul Daneman (series 1) Ronald Hines (series 2-4)
Awards  British Academy Television Award for Best Actress
Cast  Wendy Craig, Ronald Hines, Paul Daneman, Hugo Keith‑Johnston, Roberta Tovey
Similar  And Mother Makes Th, And Mother Makes Five, Marriage Lines, Miss Jones and Son, Rings on Their Fingers

Not in front of the children

Not in Front of the Children is a BBC television situation comedy, which ran for four series from 1967 to 1970.


It starred Wendy Craig as Jennifer Corner, a rather scatterbrained middle-class homemaker. Her husband Henry was a school art teacher, played by Paul Daneman in the Comedy Playhouse pilot "House in a Tree" and the first series, and Ronald Hines subsequently. They had three children, a boy in his early teens (played by Peter Levy) and two girls who were slightly younger (played by Roberta Tovey and Jill Riddick). Charlotte Mitchell played her friend Mary.

In later series she had a baby and they moved from the London suburb of Battersea to the country.

It is significant mainly as Wendy Craig's first role as a scatty housewife; she played similar roles in several other series over the next 15 years.

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Surviving Episodes

  • Series 1 The Word (8 September 1967)
  • Series 2 Religious Revival (1 March 1968)
  • Series 2 The Iron Hand (22 March 1968)
  • Series 2 The George Washington Complex (29 March 1968)
  • Series 2 Home Chat (5 April 1968)
  • Series 2 Change Of Policy (12 April 1968)
  • Series 4 A Babe Around The House (3 October 1969)
  • Series 4 Pastures New (5 December 1969)
  • Radio Adaptation

    A radio adaptation of the programme was broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1969, with Wendy Craig and Francis Matthews in the leading roles.

    DVD release

    The eight surviving episodes were released on DVD for the first time on Monday, 8 September, 2014.


    Not in Front of the Children (TV series) Wikipedia

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