Ben Harper, a misanthropic dentist, has little time for most people, including his wife Susan and their children Nick, Janey and Michael.

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Series cast summary:
...  Ben Harper 118 episodes, 2000-2011
...  Susan Harper 116 episodes, 2000-2011
...  Michael Harper 115 episodes, 2000-2011
...  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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Ben Harper, a misanthropic dentist, has little time for most people, including his wife Susan and their children Nick, Janey and Michael.

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Kris Marshall who played Nick Harper for 5 years was 7 years older then the character he was playing. The character was 20 however Marshall was 27. He found it hard to play the character because of the age difference. The 15 year-old Janey was played by the 21-year old Daniela Denby-Ashe. See more »

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Susan: [to Ben, after her mother leaves the house] Don't even think about locking that door!
Ben: Locking it? I was thinking of bricking it up!
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This series rocks! Worth a watch!
3 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

Just wanted to say that this series is really great! I've followed it for a long time now and seeing as I live in Canada and only get to watch it on YTV, I didn't really get to see Season 5 until recently which completed not that long ago apparently. It basically cycled through Seasons 1 through 4 several times. My girlfriend recently bought me Season 2 from the BBC website on DVD. It's in widescreen format which is the way most programs are aired in England, at least they were during my brief stays in England. This is really good because I get to see My Family the way it was intended. Season 1 was only available in Fullscreen for some reason. Oh well, I'll probably buy it anyway. I've recorded all of the episodes so far off YTV with my digital recorder so I can put them on DVD, but they have those annoying "Next: Are you being served?" and "Next: The New Addams Family" advert things pop up every now and then. It's really worth a watch. I think Ben Harper is a great character, his sarcastic and often offensive comments are really refreshing. I think Nick is really funny, too, with his dumb comments and crazy antics. Janey is gorgeous(but not nearly as nice as my oh so wonderful girlfriend)! Abi's pretty cute in a weird sort of way. Michael is a fun character, too, he reminds me of a cross between Lisa Simpson and I don't know, some jerkwad. Roger Bailey, though, he's alright in some episodes but just plain annoying in others. I agree with one of the reviewer's comments on how annoying his voice is. My favourite memories probably include the Halloween episode where the officer said something like, "Oh no, it's the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse. Death, Famine, Pestilence and Wensleydale.", the entire Exorcist spoof, especially the part where Nick says that he sprayed Ben with holy water mixed with the urine of virgins and Ben returns a disgusted look and also the whole jury duty episode where Ben meets that woman named Joanna Elton-Johns and he introduces himself as Ben Judy-Garlands. Funny funny stuff. I highly recommend this series to anyone who wants a good laugh and especially Canadians who want something different from the typical North American sitcom.


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