2point4 Children. Image shows from L to R: Bill (Belinda Lang), David (John Pickard), Ben (Gary Olsen), Jenny (Clare Buckfield). Copyright: BBC.

2point4 Children

BBC One sitcom about a family. 56 episodes (8 series), 1991 - 1999. Stars Belinda Lang, Gary Olsen, Julia Hills, Clare Woodgate and others.

Series 2, Episode 4 is repeated on Gold today at 11:35am.

2point4 Children. Image shows from L to R: Jenny (Clare Buckfield), Bill (Belinda Lang), David (John Pickard), Ben (Gary Olsen). Copyright: BBC.

2point4 Children

The Porters seem to be a perfectly average bunch - mum, dad, son and daughter. This family, however, are anything but ordinary

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1991 - 1999
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
56   (8 series)
Starring
Belinda Lang, Gary Olsen, Julia Hills, Clare Woodgate, Clare Buckfield, John Pickard and Kim Benson
Writer
Andrew Marshall
Directors
Richard Boden, Nick Wood and Dewi Humphreys
Producers
Richard Boden, Rosemary McGowan and Andrew Marshall

Welcome to deepest darkest Chiswick, and the very average terraced home of the Porter family.

Ben, a plumber, lives with his wife, Bill, and their two children, Jenny and David. Whilst struggling to keep on top of the rest of the family's woes, Bill runs a small catering business with her man-hungry best friend and neighbour, Rona.

On the surface, they're a very average family unit, complete with 2.4 children - the .4 in the guise of fun-loving Ben - but behind the unexceptional facade, the Porters and their friends find themselves caught in a never-ending string of bizarre situations and peculiar dilemmas. It seems that bad luck, strange occurrences and poor judgement all conspire to turn the Porters' world topsy-turvy!

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • 2point4 Christmas (Other official name)
Soundtrack
Theme tune composed by Howard Goodall.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 3rd September 1991 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 30th December 1999 on BBC One at 9:35pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 2 Episode 4: Today at 11:35am on Gold
  2. Series 2 Episode 5: Today at 12:15pm on Gold
  3. Series 2 Episode 4: Today at 2:55pm on Gold
  4. Series 2 Episode 5: Today at 3:35pm on Gold
  5. Series 2 Episode 6: Monday at 11:35am on Gold
  6. Series 2 Episode 7: Monday at 12:15pm on Gold
  7. Series 2 Episode 6: Monday at 2:55pm on Gold
  8. Series 2 Episode 7: Monday at 3:35pm on Gold
  9. Series 3 Episode 1: Tuesday at 12pm on Gold
  10. Series 3 Episode 2: Tuesday at 12:40pm on GoldShow all repeats
  11. Series 3 Episode 1: Tuesday at 2:40pm on Gold
  12. Series 3 Episode 2: Tuesday at 3:20pm on Gold
  13. Series 3 Episode 3: Wednesday at 11:40am on Gold
  14. Series 3 Episode 4: Wednesday at 12:20pm on Gold
  15. Series 3 Episode 3: Wednesday at 2:35pm on Gold
  16. Series 3 Episode 4: Wednesday at 3:15pm on Gold
  17. Series 3 Episode 5: Thursday at 11:40am on Gold
  18. Series 3 Episode 6: Thursday at 12:20pm on Gold
  19. Series 3 Episode 5: Thursday at 2:25pm on Gold
  20. Series 3 Episode 6: Thursday at 3:05pm on Gold
  21. Series 4 Episode 1: Friday 29th March at 11:30am on Gold
  22. Series 4 Episode 2: Friday 29th March at 12:05pm on Gold
  23. Series 4 Episode 1: Friday 29th March at 2:05pm on Gold
  24. Series 4 Episode 2: Friday 29th March at 2:45pm on Gold
  25. Series 4 Episode 3: Monday 1st April at 11:40am on Gold
  26. Series 4 Episode 4: Monday 1st April at 12:20pm on Gold
  27. Series 4 Episode 3: Monday 1st April at 2:20pm on Gold
  28. Series 4 Episode 4: Monday 1st April at 3pm on Gold
  29. Series 4 Episode 5: Tuesday 2nd April at 12pm on Gold
  30. Series 4 Episode 6: Tuesday 2nd April at 12:40pm on Gold
  31. Series 4 Episode 5: Tuesday 2nd April at 2:40pm on Gold
  32. Series 4 Episode 6: Tuesday 2nd April at 3:20pm on Gold
  33. Series 5 Episode 1: Wednesday 3rd April at 12pm on Gold
  34. Series 5 Episode 2: Wednesday 3rd April at 12:40pm on Gold
  35. Series 5 Episode 1: Wednesday 3rd April at 2:40pm on Gold
  36. Series 5 Episode 2: Wednesday 3rd April at 3:20pm on Gold
  37. Series 5 Episode 3: Thursday 4th April at 11:40am on Gold
  38. Series 5 Episode 4: Thursday 4th April at 12:20pm on Gold
  39. Series 5 Episode 3: Thursday 4th April at 2:20pm on Gold
  40. Series 5 Episode 4: Thursday 4th April at 3pm on Gold
  41. Series 5 Episode 5: Friday 5th April at 11:40am on Gold
  42. Series 5 Episode 6: Friday 5th April at 12:20pm on Gold
  43. Series 5 Episode 5: Friday 5th April at 2:20pm on Gold
  44. Series 5 Episode 6: Friday 5th April at 3pm on Gold

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