Not In Front Of The Children. Jennifer Corner (Wendy Craig). Copyright: BBC.

Not In Front Of The Children

BBC One sitcom. 40 episodes (pilot + 4 series), 1967 - 1970. Stars Wendy Craig, Paul Daneman, Ronald Hines, Roberta Tovey, Hugo Keith-Johnston, Jill Riddick, Verina Greenlaw and Charlotte Mitchell.

Not In Front Of The Children

Not In Front Of The Children

Not In Front Of The Children is the first sitcom in which Wendy Craig played a harassed and scatter-brained mother of a young and unruly middle-class family. It was such a success, she would go on to play similar housewife roles in the later series And Mother Makes Three and forge her way into the nation's hearts as the matriarch of the family in Carla Lane's hugely successful Butterflies.

Here she is Jennifer Corner, married to art teacher Henry (played by Paul Daneman and later Ronald Hines), battling the everyday challenges of bringing up their three young children.

Of the 4 series and 40 episodes that were made, only 8 now survive, all presented together here for the first time.

From the pitfalls of offering moral guidance to your children, to the upheaval of a new baby arriving, and finally a move to a new country home, Jennifer Corner must hold her family together through crises both trivial and serious.

Wendy Craig won a Best Actress BAFTA for her iconic portrayal of the struggling but much-loved mum in this ground-breaking and hilarious BBC comedy.

First released: Monday 8th September 2014

  • Distributor: Simply Media
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 2
  • Catalogue: 139251

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