Comedy about Ben, a dentist, and his family. They don't exactly get along well.

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 Ben Harper (118 episodes, 2000-2011)
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 Susan Harper (116 episodes, 2000-2011)
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 Michael Harper (115 episodes, 2000-2011)
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 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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Comedy about Ben, a dentist, and his family. They don't exactly get along well.

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Both Robert Lindsay and Zoë Wanamaker criticised the quality of the writing in the show's later seasons. Wanamaker revealed that they both refused to film one script because it was so poor. See more »

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Ben: [grabs Michael on the neck from behind] Right, gotcha!
Michael: How long have you been waiting there?
Ben: Hours. Where's my £60?
Michael: I put it in the bank.
Ben: At this time of night?
Michael: Erm... I did it online.
Ben: [looking puzzled] I gave you cash!
Michael: It's got a holographic modem.
Ben: What's that?
Michael: Well... you scan the bank notes into the feeder slot, which then converts them into cyber-pennies... which, then transmatterates them directly into my account.
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Referenced in Extras: Ross Kemp & Vinnie Jones (2005) See more »

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Brilliant!
1 October 2001 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Not an original summary really sums up how I feel about this great comedy. Robert Lindsay is hilarious (and strangely attractive) as the incredibly cynical Ben and Kris Marshall just as funny as Nick. However, in my opinion the star turn is Zoe Wanamaker ( v. sexy) and words dont do her justice. Watch out for the funeral scene in the new series where she is taking 'unprescribed' flu medication and is to put it bluntly, stoned. Her performance here is understated and fabulous, not staggering around, just glassy eyed wierdness. Please watch this (and the repeats on UK Gold) It wont tax your brain and we all need a good laugh sometimes :-) The scary part? I see some of my family in them!


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