My Almost Famous Family
My Almost Famous Family

My Almost Famous Family

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2009
  • 11 episodes (1 series)

CBBC musical comedy series. Singing, dancing and doing the chores - it's all in a day's work for the Swann family. Stars Rakie Ayola, Andrew Clover, Angus Harrison, Matthew Jacobs Morgan, Naomi Battrick and more.

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Series 1, Episode 5 - Beat Surrender

Gary and Shalondra announce a maths test. Anyone who fails is out of the band! Grandad's arrival is a distraction for everyone, but for Isaac it's a great way to avoid revising. But can the others stop him from being kicked out of the band?

Further details

The melodious goings on at the Swann family residence continue this week with maths tests, signature perfumes and talking dolls on the song sheet.

Isaac is in trouble and faces being booted out of the band after getting an appalling score in his maths test, while his brother and sisters attempt to rally round and help.

Aretha, meanwhile, creates a distinct pong when trying to concoct her signature perfume and Hadley's euphoria at having his own talking doll soon turns to disappointment when he hears what his namesake toy has to say for itself.

Elsewhere, Grandad arrives to finish his new album but lacks inspiration. When Issac tries to help his rocking grandfather rekindle his creative flair, he discovers an unusual way of solving his mathematical problems.

Broadcast details

Saturday 10th October 2009
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 27th April 2012 10:55am CBBC
Wednesday 26th September 2012 12:35pm CBBC
Friday 6th September 2013 12:35pm CBBC

Cast & crew

Rakie Ayola Shalondra Swann
Andrew Clover Gary Swann
Angus Harrison Hadley
Matthew Jacobs Morgan (as Matt Morgan) Isaac
Naomi Battrick Toyah
Dominique Moore Aretha
Rachel Brady Martha
Alice Henley Annabelle
Alan Ford Terry
Writing team
Andrew Viner Writer
Hilary Frankland Script Editor
Production team
Jonathan Gershfield Director
Paul McKenzie Producer
Steven Andrew Executive Producer
Alan Levy Editor
Anna Higginson Production Designer
Stephen Keogh Production Designer
Richie Webb Composer
Tom Nichols Composer

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