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.

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Having dropped off Jenny at university in the East End, Bill and Ben find the van being looted by a group of pre-teen tearaways. They manage to catch one of the group, Declan, but are more moved than angry when he explains he has no parents.


This episode appears to have been intended for broadcast as episode 5 in the series, featuring Jenny's departure for university. Episodes 5 and 6 as broadcast, When Did You Last See Your Father? and The Italian Job, are both centred around her bedroom being empty.

Broadcast details

Thursday 9th April 1998
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Belinda Lang Bill
Gary Olsen Ben
Julia Hills Rona
Clare Buckfield Jenny
John Pickard David
Guest cast
Mitchell Ray Declan
James Lance Keith (Jenny's neighbour)
Neil Henry Student
Mari-Claire Turley Kirsty
Felicity Goodeson (as Felicity Goodson) Kirsty's Mother
Writing team
Andrew Marshall Writer
Production team
Nick Wood Director
Andrew Marshall Executive Producer

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