- BBC Radio 4
- 4 (1 series)
- Ashley Blaker, Ami Blaker, Ophie Blaker, Simi Blaker, Soroh Blaker, Sruly Blaker, Bina Blaker, Shelley Blond and others
- Ashley Blaker
- Steve Doherty
Following on from Ashley Blaker's Goyish Guide To Judaism, this series of four half hours is a mix of stand-up and observational documentary that moves beyond Blaker's Orthodox Judaism and meets his extraordinary family. All recorded in the Blakers' unusual home and featuring the voices of his real family.
As parents of six children, Blaker and his wife, Gemma are trying to raise a family in a world that is only really set up for having two or three. On top of that, the Blakers' children are not just any kids: three have special needs - two autistic boys and an adopted girl with Down Syndrome - and 6.5 Children sensitively finds the funny in raising children with disabilities. Naturally, an entire episode of the show will deal with lockdown when the Blakers had to home-school half a dozen children at once.
- Production company
- Theme tune is We Are Family by Sister Sledge.
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Friday 9th July 2021 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
- Last new broadcast
- Friday 23rd July 2021 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
- Length of episodes
- 30 minutes