26 May 1967
| 7.4/10 |
9 January 1970
| Wendy Craig
Paul Daneman (series 1)
Ronald Hines (series 2-4)|
British Academy Television Award for Best Actress
Wendy Craig, Ronald Hines, Paul Daneman, Hugo Keith‑Johnston, Roberta Tovey
And Mother Makes Th, And Mother Makes Five, Marriage Lines, Miss Jones and Son, Rings on Their Fingers
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.
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)
Not in Front of the Children (TV series) Wikipedia
A radio adaptation of the programme was broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1969, with Wendy Craig and Francis Matthews in the leading roles.
The eight surviving episodes were released on DVD for the first time on Monday, 8 September, 2014.