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

The Fosters

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1976 - 1977
  • 27 episodes (2 series)

Sitcom following the day-to-day trials and tribulations of a black family living in a London tower block. Stars Norman Beaton, Isabelle Lucas, Carmen Munroe, Lenny Henry, Sharon Rosita and Lawrie Mark

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

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1976 - 1977
Channels
ITV
Episodes
27 (2 series)
Stars
Norman Beaton, Isabelle Lucas, Carmen Munroe, Lenny Henry, Sharon Rosita and Lawrie Mark
Writers
Norman Paul, Jack Elinson and Jon Watkins
Director
Stuart Allen
Producer
Stuart Allen
Companies

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!

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 9th April 1976 at 7:30pm on ITV

Recording details

  • The London Studios

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