My Family. Image shows from L to R: Michael Harper (Gabriel Thomson), Susan Harper (Zoë Wanamaker), Ben Harper (Robert Lindsay), Janey Harper (Daniela Denby-Ashe)
My Family

My Family

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2000 - 2011
  • 120 episodes (11 series)

A long-running, high rating BBC One sitcom about an average middle class family. Stars Robert Lindsay and Zoe Wanamaker. Stars Robert Lindsay, Zoë Wanamaker, Gabriel Thomson, Daniela Denby-Ashe, Siobhan Hayes and more.

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Series 11, Episode 10 - Susan For A Bruisin'

Susan wants to look her best for an impending school reunion. When she is asked to give the keynote address, however, she decides that her best may need some help. Unfortunately, Ben is on hand to administer the 'Cavitox'.

Preview clips


This is the seventh episode on the DVD release of Series 11.

Broadcast details

Friday 26th August 2011
30 minutes


  1. Saturday 4th May 2024 at 6:20pm on W
  2. Sunday 5th May 2024 at 4:20pm on W

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 26th August 2011 9:30pm BBC1 Scot
Sunday 28th August 2011 3:30pm BBC1
Monday 29th August 2011 6:55pm BBC1 Scot
Monday 4th June 2012 8:40am W
Monday 2nd July 2012 11:40am W
Friday 20th July 2012 11:00am W
Thursday 11th October 2012 11:00am W
Saturday 8th December 2012 11:00am W
Saturday 22nd February 2014 4:20pm W
Sunday 23rd February 2014 3:20pm W
Wednesday 29th April 2015 6:10pm Gold
Thursday 30th April 2015 11:20am Gold
Thursday 27th August 2015 5:40pm Gold
Friday 28th August 2015 9:40am Gold
Wednesday 25th November 2015 12:00pm Gold
Wednesday 25th November 2015 6:00pm Gold
Thursday 24th March 2016 11:20am Gold
Thursday 24th March 2016 6:00pm Gold
Thursday 12th January 2017 12:40pm Gold
Thursday 12th January 2017 6:00pm Gold
Saturday 25th February 2017 4:40pm W
Sunday 26th February 2017 4:00pm W
Monday 14th August 2017 4:00pm W
Sunday 29th October 2017 5:00pm W
Wednesday 17th January 2018 11:20am Gold
Thursday 14th February 2019 12:40pm Gold
Friday 15th February 2019 11:40am Gold
Tuesday 7th May 2019 1:00am W
Saturday 18th May 2019 8:20pm W
Saturday 14th May 2022 7:40pm W
Sunday 15th May 2022 5:40pm W
Saturday 17th September 2022 8:20pm W
Sunday 18th September 2022 6:20pm W
Saturday 4th February 2023 5:00pm W
Sunday 5th February 2023 3:00pm W
Saturday 17th June 2023 6:20pm W
Sunday 18th June 2023 4:20pm W
Saturday 22nd July 2023 5:00pm W
Sunday 23rd July 2023 3:00pm W
Saturday 16th December 2023 4:10pm W

Cast & crew

Robert Lindsay Ben Harper
Zoë Wanamaker Susan Harper
Daniela Denby-Ashe Janey Harper
Tayler Marshall Kenzo Harper
Guest cast
Mike Walling Vicar
Hannah Waddingham Katie
Marsha Fitzalan Mary Maddox
Clare Cathcart Interviewer
Belinda Stewart-Wilson Twyla Curtis
Writing team
Ed Dyson Writer (Additional Material)
Amy Shindler Writer (Additional Material)
David Cantor Writer (Additional Material)
George Jeffrie Writer (Additional Material)
Darin Henry Writer
Robin Taylor Writer (Additional Material)
Bert Tyler-Moore Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Ed Bye Director
John Bartlett Producer
Donald Taffner Jr. Executive Producer
Micheál Jacob Executive Producer
Tom Anderson Executive Producer
Simon Lupton Executive Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Ian Fisher Production Designer
Sandie Shepherd Production Designer
Graham Jarvis Composer



Susan wants to look her best for a school reunion but is unimpressed when Ben suggests surgery in the form of 'Cavitox.'

View this clip on the BBC website

The Mr. Perfect Quiz

Ben attempts to prove he's Mr. Perfect by answering a quiz found in a magazine.

View this clip on the BBC website

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