The House That Jack Built. Image shows from L to R: Maxine Squire (Gillian Taylforth), Jack Squire (Adam Faith). Copyright: Alomo Productions.

The House That Jack Built (2002)

BBC One sitcom about a dysfunctional family. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2002. Stars Adam Faith, Gillian Taylforth, Kellie Bright, Richard Lumsden and others.

The House That Jack Built. Image shows from L to R: Lisa Squire (Kellie Bright), Vicky Squire (Carli Norris), Jack Squire (Adam Faith), Roger Squire (Richard Lumsden), Maxine Squire (Gillian Taylforth), JJ Squire (Luke De Woolfson). Copyright: Alomo Productions.

The House That Jack Built

The House That Jack Built follows the lives of property developer Jack Squire and his dysfunctional family

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2002
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
Adam Faith, Gillian Taylforth, Kellie Bright, Richard Lumsden, Carli Norris, Luke De Woolfson and Yvonne D'Alpra
Writers
Gary Lawson and John Phelps
Director
Nic Phillips
Producer
Tony Charles

Jack Squire is a self-made man - his first 14 years were spent in an orphanage, since when he has worked his way from cockney brickie to being the ultra-rich and ultra-proud owner of a house-building empire.

Living with him behind the electric gates of his all-money-and-no-taste Hertfordshire mansion are his brassy wife Maxine and a pair of spoiled-brat children: stroppy and manipulative daughter Lisa and thick-headed, sex-obsessed JJ. The perpetually sniping quartet are served by an alcoholic live-in housekeeper, Mrs Butterjig.

Jack and Maxine also have another child, eldest son Roger, who lives in a London apartment with his wife, former model Vicky. Roger is unable to stand up to his father and has meekly joined him in the Squire business empire, although not yet as partner. At home and at work, Jack dictates the rules that everyone must obey, his meddlesome antics serving as the basis for the storylines.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Yes, but type unknown

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 2nd August 2002 on BBC One at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 30th August 2002 on BBC One at 9pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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