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.

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Wanamaker was paid half as much as Lindsay on My Family

Zoe Wanamaker has revealed the full extent of the gender pay gap on BBC comedy My Family. The actress says she received less than half of co-star Robert Lindsay's wages on the series, which ran for 11 series from 2000 to 2011.

Chortle, 27th August 2019

My Family will never return, says Robert Lindsay

Robert Lindsay has ruled out the possibility of a My Family comeback.

Mayer Nissim, Digital Spy, 19th February 2014

My Family: 'not dropped for being too middle class'

The BBC axed the long-running sitcom My Family because it had run out of ideas, not because it was too middle class, a senior corporation executive has said.

Andrew Hough, The Telegraph, 22nd May 2012

Wanamaker: My Family axed for being too middle class

BBC bosses told My Family star Zoe Wanamaker that the popular series was axed for being too middle class, the actress has revealed.

The Telegraph, 3rd May 2012

Russell Brand signs on for Lynch gig

Funnyman Russell Brand has signed on to headline a comedy show to raise funds for moviemaker David Lynch's meditation foundation.

The Daily Express, 11th November 2011

Kris Marshall banned for refusing breath test

Actor Kris Marshall was banned from driving for six months yesterday after he admitted dodging a breath test.

Allister Hagger, The Daily Express, 11th November 2011

My Family star Kris Marshall on drink driving charge

My Family actor and BT advert star Kris Marshall will answer a motoring charge in Somerset.

Daily Record, 10th November 2011

The end of an error as BBC1's cutting-edge sitcom My Family closed its net curtains for the last time after a ­turbulent decade.

Farewell then the cosy world of loveable eccentric Ben, his long-suffering wife Susan... and their charmingly cheeky children.

Frantic neighbours bursting through the door to howls of canned laughter, ­wisecracking cute kids, crying ­women, bozo blokes...and constant crises about everything apart from money.

No one's life was ever like this. But ­millions of fans tuned in year after year. And - presumably - found it funny. So this much-maligned telly success story doesn't deserve to be mocked.

Friday's final episode fizzled out with the sad saga of cousin Kirsty being dumped by text on her hen night. And Ben's lovelorn chum Roger trying to find his blind date in a crowded ­restaurant by shouting: "Is anyone looking for a Roger?" No ­laughing matter.

But throughout 11 highly professional series Robert Lindsay and Zoe Wanamaker delivered immaculate performances in one of TV's most enduring com­edies.

RIP My Family. Gone but already forgotten.

Kevin O'Sullivan, The Mirror, 4th September 2011

My Family, your family, our family

After 114 episodes, My Family takes its final bow tonight. The popular BBC One sitcom stars Robert Lindsay and Zoe Wanamaker as parents Ben and Susan Harper alongside a brood of children, cousins and uninvited house guests, played over the years by Kris Marshall, Daniela Denby-Ashe, Gabriel Thompson, Siobhan Hayes, Keiron Self, Rhodri Meilir and Tayler Marshall.

Jon Aird, BBC Comedy, 2nd September 2011

It's lasted 11 long years, 120 episodes and withstood widespread sneering. Now the Harper family bid farewell with the last ever episode of the sitcom that viewers loved but critics loathed. Susan (Zoë Wanamaker) and Janey (Daniela Denby-Ashe) attend an eventful hen party, while disgruntled dentist Ben (Robert Lindsay) is babysitting at home - as ever, with supposedly hilarious consequences. It's time for the curtain to fall: the show's always been impeccably performed, but the writing deteriorated in recent years and ratings have fallen from a peak of 11m to around 4m.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 1st September 2011