During the brief hearing, a woman in the public gallery had to be escorted from the court by police and court officials for shouting abuse at the couple.
As he was led away, Michael Philpott blew a kiss to friends and family.
The funerals of six children killed in a house fire in Derby may be held privately because of fears for the safety of their parents.
Michael and Mairead Philpott have been remanded in custody after a house fire which resulted in the deaths of six of their children.
Mick and Mairead Philpott will appear in court today accused of murdering six of their children, who died after a fire at their Derby home.