The Fosters. Sonny Foster (Lenny Henry). Copyright: London Weekend Television.

The Fosters

ITV sitcom about a black family. 27 episodes (2 series), 1976 - 1977. Stars Norman Beaton, Isabelle Lucas, Carmen Munroe, Lenny Henry and others.

The Fosters. Image shows from L to R: Shirley Foster (Sharon Rosita), Sonny Foster (Lenny Henry), Samuel Foster (Norman Beaton), Benjamin Foster (Lawrie Mark), Pearl Foster (Isabelle Lucas), Vilma (Carmen Munroe). Copyright: London Weekend Television.

The Fosters

Sitcom following the day-to-day trials and tribulations of a black family living in a London tower block

1976 - 1977
27   (2 series)
Norman Beaton, Isabelle Lucas, Carmen Munroe, Lenny Henry, Sharon Rosita and Lawrie Mark
Norman Paul, Jack Elinson and Jon Watkins
Stuart Allen
Stuart Allen

Samuel and Pearl Foster are the West Indian parents of three teenagers, Shirley, Sonny and Benjamin, and they all live in a flat in South London. Their kids are approaching the difficult stage where they start meeting members of the opposite sex - and working, hopefully!

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 9th April 1976 on ITV at 7:30pm
Last new broadcast
Saturday 9th July 1977 on ITV at 7:15pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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