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

BBC One sitcom about a family. 120 episodes (11 series), 2000 - 2011. Stars Robert Lindsay, Zoë Wanamaker, Daniela Denby-Ashe, Gabriel Thomson and others.

Series 9 - The Guru

100th Episode. Ben is stunned to discover that successful celebrity dentist, Jeremy Livingston, has dedicated his new book to him, especially because he hasn't got a clue who Jeremy is. Guest stars David Haig and John Barrowman.

Further details

My Family. Image shows from L to R: Janey Harper (Daniela Denby-Ashe), Susan Harper (Zoë Wanamaker), Michael Harper (Gabriel Thomson), Ben Harper (Robert Lindsay). Copyright: DLT Entertainment Ltd. / Rude Boy Productions.

Ben is stunned to discover that successful celebrity dentist, Jeremy Livingston, has dedicated his new book to him, especially because he hasn't got a clue who Jeremy is.

Meanwhile, Susan is stranded in an Albanian airport where a handsome stranger comes to her rescue when her bag is stolen. She is instantly smitten with The Doctor, a dashing American, who is heading off on an adventure around the world. The pair connect and he soon asks Susan to join him on his travels. But, could Susan really turn her back on Ben for a lifetime of romance, and could The Doctor really be all that he seems?

As Ben searches through some old memorabilia to jog his memory, he finally realises Jeremy was an old college mate whose work he always copied.

Jeremy invites Ben out for dinner to reminisce about the old days, but Ben's just in it for the free meal. It soon transpires Jeremy is actually jealous of Ben's mundane, fame-free life and is fed up with his celebrity lifestyle. Encouraged by Ben, and after a few too many drinks, Jeremy hastily dumps his book publisher, £1million dental floss contract and his glamorous, trophy wife.

The next day, Jeremy is feeling worse for wear and needs Ben to remind him of the previous night's events. He is horrified when Ben tells him what happened and leads Ben into a tricky situation that has disaster written all over it.

Notes

According to the BBC, this was the 100th episode of the sitcom.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 7th May 2009
Time
8pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Robert Lindsay Ben Harper
    Zoë Wanamaker Susan Harper
    Gabriel Thomson Michael Harper
    Keiron Self Roger Bailey Jr.
    Rhodri Meilir Alfie Butts
    Guest cast
    David Haig Jeremy Livingstone
    John Barrowman The Doctor
    Carol MacReady Olga
    Writing team
    Ed Dyson Writer (Additional Material)
    Amy Shindler Writer (Additional Material)
    Darin Henry Writer
    Robin Taylor Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    Nic Phillips Director
    John Bartlett Producer
    Donald Taffner Jr. Executive Producer
    Micheál Jacob Executive Producer
    Tom Anderson Executive Producer
    Chris Wadsworth Editor
    Ian Fisher Production Designer
    Sandie Shepherd Production Designer
    Graham Jarvis Composer
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