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

2point4 Children

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1991 - 1999
  • 56 episodes (8 series)

The Porters seem to be a perfectly average bunch - mum, dad, son and daughter. This family, however, are anything but ordinary. Stars Belinda Lang, Gary Olsen, Julia Hills, Clare Woodgate, Clare Buckfield and more.

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

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1991 - 1999
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
56 (8 series)
Stars
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
Companies

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!

Additional details

Also known as
  • 2point4 Christmas
Production
Studio
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Theme tune composed by Howard Goodall.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 3rd September 1991 at 8:30pm on BBC One
Most recent repeats

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