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Nanny

There were three series of Wendy Craig's self-devised period drama, about the newly-qualified nanny Barbara Gray and her various positions in 1930s homes, culminating in her establishment of a children's home. Episodes were contributed by such writers as Terence Brady & Charlotte Bingham, and there were plenty of classy actors to lend solid support, Patrick Troughton, Jane Booker and Joan Hickson among them. Exported all over the world, one might say this series was merely harmless, a long way from dramatic fireworks and not something one would itch to see again, but the title sequence and Grant Hassock's music are charming; the Radio Times claimed that this series lead to a rise in the number of nannies… (10/01/1981 to 13/03/1983)