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.


Most episodes were adapted from scripts for US sitcom Good Times.

The all-black cast helped to break new ground for sitcoms in the UK, but The Fosters received almost as much criticism for stereotyping as it did for promoting racial equality.