Nanny Classic TV Show
Wendy Craig stars as Nanny Barbara Gray looking after a series of children during war torn London. No Mary poppins magic in sight, the Nanny solved all her children's problems and some of their families, with good old fashioned advice. A family favourite.
Nanny Fan Tributes11 Kealani from Alaska: I loved this show so much when it was aired it Seattle in 1985-6. I watched it on my wedding night!!!
10 jessica kurtz from suffolk: i was in an episode of nanny and would love to see some footage of it. it was filmed at stoke college, suffolk and i had to eat a cold roast dinner....any ideas....musta been about 6ish?
9 cynthia from pittsburgh, usa: i watched this on PBS station in DC in the 80's. would like to buy the DVD, but can't find american format. help?
8 Richard Cundy from Derbyshire,England: As a child I was an extra on an episode of Nanny. I sang Christmas Carols as a choir boy. I think I am on screen for about a second. I have been trying to find the episode for some time but have never been able
7 billy from phoenix: i use to go to highschool with frandrcher at forest hills high school in queens newyork
6 A.T.A from Lincolnshire: I was fortunate enough along with several of my schoolfriends, to be an evacuee extra in the episode 'The Prodigy', where the evacuees arrived, though I thought they were from Hull, not the East End - especially with our accents, I may be wrong; my memory may be impaired by the copious amount of sugary cakes, equally sugary coffee and greasy breakfasts we enjoyed from the BBC catering van. The experience was a hoot, (itchy old costumes and funny haircuts aside,)and the cast and crew were lovely; making us feel very special and important. I especially remember sitting on 'Nanny's'knee, being very shocked that she smoked, and even more shocked that she swore (very mildly and genteely by today's standards,) when she forgot her lines. (Well you are easily shocked in the face of stardom when you're about 10.)It was a lovely series - gentle and well observed. Hope it's on DVD soon - my single, mothballed vhs copy will soon have disintegrated.
5 John Rinaldi from New York City: Nanny was a wonderful series. After nearly 20 years , I have been able to get the complete series on tape and transfer them to dvd. Let's barrage bbc with letters and emails so that they will make this series available on video and DVD.
4 jackie nixon from liverpool: I dont remember the programme The Nanny but I loved the stories. We used to have the record when we were small and listened to them over and over. I liked the one about the court jester who was no longer funny...'put flour on yer face!'
I would love to get a copy of the record but I do not know the title of it. If anyone can help, let me know. thanx
3 Catherine from Norwich: Nanny was one of my favourite ever TV programmes of all time - especially as at the time I had my own baby brother to "nanny"! I have the tape of the songs and stories from the series, I loved it when I was little and I still love it now as does my 2 yr old daughter we listen to it most days in the car. I would really love to see the series again and hope that I will get to one day. My favourite story by the way was Bad Belinda and the chocolate cake!
2 Beverly Hoppe from Salt Lake City, UTAH: I am a real Anglophile and loved the series "Nanny" which I saw on PBS in about 1985-86 when I lived in Seattle.
I enjoyed each episode but particularly the ones with the evacuee children and then Nanny's stay in London when she was as a nurse in the hospital.
I just bought and have finished reading the book NANNY which was published in Britain in 1981. I bought it on Amazon.com from a bookseller in England.
1 Linda Dobson from Newcastle Upon Tyne: Nanny was wonderful. We are very proud of dear Wendy Craig's north east roots. I loved all the episodes filmed at Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire (with the Duke and Duchess), visited Kedleston this year, it was brilliant. Also loved the episode where the evacuees came to stay and little Nichola played her trumpet!
Wendy Craig as Barbara Gray
Colin Douglas as Donald Gray
Jayne Lester as Lillian Chatfield
David Burke as Sam Taverner
Jane Wenham as Dolly Partridge
John Quayle as Lord Sommerville
Jane Booker as Lady Sommerville
Jim Norton as Mr Twomey
Richard Vernon as Duke of Broughton
Judy Campbell as Duchess of Broughton
Patricia Hodge as Mrs Sackville
Joan Hickson and Anita Dobson.
Wendy Craig was nominated for a BAFTA for The Servant as best newcomer in 1963.
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