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My Family 

Ben Harper (Robert Lindsay), a misanthropic dentist, has little time for most people, including his wife Susan (Zoë Wanamaker), and their children Nick (Kris Marshall), Janey (Daniela Denby-Ashe), and Michael (Gabriel Thomson).

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Series cast summary:
Robert Lindsay ...  Ben Harper 118 episodes, 2000-2011
Zoë Wanamaker ...  Susan Harper 116 episodes, 2000-2011
Gabriel Thomson ...  Michael Harper 115 episodes, 2000-2011
Daniela Denby-Ashe ...  Janey Harper 95 episodes, 2000-2011
Keiron Self ...  Roger Bailey 60 episodes, 2002-2011
Siobhan Hayes ...  Abi Harper 59 episodes, 2002-2009
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This is a long-running British sitcom that ran from 2000 to 2011. The sitcom centers around the dysfunctional Harper family and its members: Ben Harper (Robert Lindsay), a dentist who is stupid and clueless, who annoys his wife, and reluctantly loves his wife and kids. Susan Harper (Zoë Wanamaker) is a tour guide and a bad cook. Nick Harper (Kris Marshall) is silly and irritating, and Ben despises him. Janey Harper (Daniela Denby-Ashe) is a shopaholic, is sexually promiscuous, and is dismayed by Ben. Michael (Gabriel Thomson), Ben and Susan's geeky and highly intelligent youngest son, and has a dark, cynical sense of humor. Written by steelywulf

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Quotes

Ben: [pulling Abi's arm] I'm desperate!
Roger: [pulling Abi's other arm; shouting] Then buy a magazine!
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Yes. it is surprising!
30 June 2001 | by MEG-40See all my reviews

Robert Lindsay on our TV screens at present in two roles so vastly different from each other- Captain Pellew of Hornblower fame and as the "insane" dentist - father - family man of My Family! I am a great fan of RL ever since first seeing him in Nightingales, another quite insane comedy of quite a different calibre.

After last seeing Zoe Wannamaker as the love of Adam Faith it makes a change to see her as less 'Ms' Prim and Proper and more as 'Mrs' Avant Gard Dentist's wife. She does both so well in my opinion.

Anyway, I love My Family, it will appeal to an audience who likes the humour of Seinfeld mixed with the madness of someone of the ilk of Lenny Henry and it does really work. The wit is very clever, very in your face and not as subtle as english humour can be at times but nevertheless it is great fun.


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Release Date:

19 September 2000 (UK) See more »

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