My Family

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  • TV-14
  • 2000
  • 8 Seasons
  • 7.5  (9,598)

My Family is British television comedy show that was created by Fred Barron and aired over a 20 years from the year 2000. The show features a fictional middle class British family, Ben and Susan Harper, a married couple with their three children. The show features Ben, a dentist, his wife Susan, a tour guide in a museum and their three children, Nick, Janey and Michael Harper. Ben is constantly grumpy and sarcastic, has put up with the constant nagging of his manipulative wife and his children who are always asking him for money. Even though he loves his family, he can't wait for some quiet when the kids move out. Susan is known to be a control freak and for getting away with what she wants. Susan is actively dating and fashion is top on her daily list and that follows by her regular shopping needs. The Harpers are well aware of her terrible cooking. Nick is the oldest son. He is the joker of the family, and his main determination in life is to get a long term job since he's been through various jobs, each one more surreal than the last. Nick's sister Janey, is a typical selfish teenage girl and just like her mother loves to get her own way. Last by not least, Michael the youngest, portrays himself as the most sane and most intelligent of them all. Michael blames his family for being scared psychologically by their crazy behaviors resulting in his lack of success with his past girlfriend relationships. He eventually opens up to being gay which was accepted by his loving family.

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Seasons
The Abi Habit
7. The Abi Habit
May 23, 2008
According to Susan, abstinence makes the heart grow fonder. While Janey looks like having it thrust upon her, for Abi it seems like being a longer term commitment.
Can't Get No Satisfaction
6. Can't Get No Satisfaction
May 16, 2008
Kenzo is learning the piano, much to the family's disappointment. Ben reforms the rock and roll band he was with in his 20s, The Revolutions, and makes contact with guitarists Ziggy and Danny and drummer Sticks. However, they soon want to sack him as the lead singer. Susan hasn't the heart to tell him, until Ben criticises Kenzo during a school piano recital. Meanwhile, Michael organises dates for himself and Alfie over the Internet, but get their photographs mixed up and they have to pretend they are each other on the double date with Terri and Georgia.
Neighbour Wars
5. Neighbour Wars
May 9, 2008
Ben accidentally drives into Mr. Casey, the neighbour whose dog he previously ran over, and he ends up in hospital. The Police decide to take no action, but Ben wants Mr. Casey to sign a disclaimer so he cannot later be sued. Mr. Casey then spends his time recovering in Ben's house with Ben trying to persuade him to sign the disclaimer. However, Mr. Channing, from the insurance company tells Ben he believes it is a scam and Ben then tries to catch Mr. Casey out. However, in the process he sits fire to his bedroom and they then have to make a deal so both can claim insurance. Meanwhile, Susan and Kenzo are in Scarborough for a week with Grace.
The Wax Job
4. The Wax Job
May 2, 2008
Susan is made the manager of the art gallery, and immediately has to prepare for a new exhibition. Meanwhile, Ben retires when he sells out to the Cavatex Corporation, which has become Roger's employer. Ben then starts painting model military figures and uses Alfie's room as a hobby room. Alfie then moves into Michael's room, and Janey soon has to give them relationship advice so they get on better. Ben soon gets bored of his new hobby, and assists Susan to set up the exhibition. When he gets the money for the surgery, and it is less than he expected, Ben has to go to Cavatex and persuade them he is committed to Cavatex so he gets his job back.
Cards on the Table
3. Cards on the Table
April 25, 2008
Ben becomes addicted to poker while Susan has become addicted to seeing clairvoyant Zelda Nobbs. Zelda tells Susan that Ben will die the following Thursday at 9.04 pm. When her other predictions come true, Ben and Susan plan to spend his final moments having sex. Just as they are about to, they realise their lounge clock has stopped and it is already 9.30 pm. To celebrate him not dying, they decide to go to Venice. Meanwhile, Susan suggests Roger gets some friends after he is annoyed that Abi goes out with her friends. Roger then goes out for the night with Michael and his friends, and plays poker with Ben's poker circle.
Let's Not Be Heisty
2. Let's Not Be Heisty
April 18, 2008
When Ben goes to his bank to pay in a cheque from Alfie for two years' rent, he walks in during a robbery. Minutes later Janey follows him in. The robbers are a bickering couple Joan and Gary, while the other hostages are Jim McKenzie, manager Peter Warwick and chief cashier Belinda Smith. Janey is soon released in return for food, and hours later the police storm the bank and the other hostages are released. With Susan away, during the robbery a young, blonde Family Liaison Officer Penny Bishop comes round to comfort Michael and he takes advantage of the situation.
The Parent Trap
1. The Parent Trap
April 11, 2008
Ben is delighted when he takes delivery of a plasma television for his neighbour Mr. MacIntyre, who is on holiday. Michael tells his parents that Nikki, his girlfriend, is pregnant. He wants to propose to her, but her deeply religious parents, the Bakers, dislike the idea but suggest they donate £20,000 for the child's upbringing. When Nikki's parents throw her out, she moves in with Michael. Shortly after they arrive to talk to Nikki, and the Harpers leave them alone in the lounge. After hearing nothing, they check on them to discover that the Bakers have stolen nearly everything. Also, Janey is dating widowed Daniel and is determined that Kenzo and Daniel's son Joshua should get on.
Description

My Family is British television comedy show that was created by Fred Barron and aired over a 20 years from the year 2000. The show features a fictional middle class British family, Ben and Susan Harper, a married couple with their three children. The show features Ben, a dentist, his wife Susan, a tour guide in a museum and their three children, Nick, Janey and Michael Harper. Ben is constantly grumpy and sarcastic, has put up with the constant nagging of his manipulative wife and his children who are always asking him for money. Even though he loves his family, he can't wait for some quiet when the kids move out. Susan is known to be a control freak and for getting away with what she wants. Susan is actively dating and fashion is top on her daily list and that follows by her regular shopping needs. The Harpers are well aware of her terrible cooking. Nick is the oldest son. He is the joker of the family, and his main determination in life is to get a long term job since he's been through various jobs, each one more surreal than the last. Nick's sister Janey, is a typical selfish teenage girl and just like her mother loves to get her own way. Last by not least, Michael the youngest, portrays himself as the most sane and most intelligent of them all. Michael blames his family for being scared psychologically by their crazy behaviors resulting in his lack of success with his past girlfriend relationships. He eventually opens up to being gay which was accepted by his loving family.

My Family is a series that is currently running and has 8 seasons (83 episodes). The series first aired on September 19, 2000.

Where to Watch My Family

My Family is available for streaming on the BBC One website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch My Family on demand at and Pluto TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 19, 2000
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (9,598)