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.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Sex And The Black Community

Shirley is causing her parents worry by dating a man five years older than her. Samuel Foster doesn't want his 16 year-old daughter going out with older boys who might lead her astray! He has no such concerns over the activities of son Sonny though, even after finding a book entitled 'Sex And The Black Community'!

Broadcast details

Friday 9th April 1976
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Norman Beaton Samuel Foster
Isabelle Lucas Pearl Foster
Carmen Munroe (as Carmen Munro) Vilma
Lenny Henry Sonny Foster
Sharon Rosita Shirley Foster
Lawrie Mark Benjamin Foster
Guest cast
Joseph Charles Matthew James
Writing team
Norman Paul Writer
Jack Elinson Writer
Jon Watkins Writer (Adapted By)
Production team
Stuart Allen Director
Stuart Allen Producer

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