- BBC One
- 6 (1 series)
- Katherine Parkinson, Dan Skinner, Lucy Hutchinson, Harry Peacock, Emma Pierson, Shola Adewusi and Clive Rowe
- Emma Kennedy
- Christine Gernon
- Emma Strain, Myfanwy Moore and Richard Webb
The Kennedys is a multi-generation aspirational family comedy, set in the 1970s. It is created and written by actress, writer and TV presenter Emma Kennedy. The six-part series is loosely based on her memoirs, The Tent, The Bucket and Me.
Each episode is introduced by Emma (played by Lucy Hutchison), a 10-year-old Star Wars obsessed tom-boy who is happy to tag along with her much-loved parents, Brenda and Tony.
The Kennedy family have just moved into a new estate in Stevenage, New Town and arrive to a concrete maze of identical houses. Delighted and enthused at the fact they are now on the cusp of being considered middle class, they quickly embrace community spirit and organise activities for the whole neighbourhood to get involved in.
In each episode, the Kennedys pursue every opportunity they can to climb the social ladder from organising an Opportunity Knocks style talent show to hosting the estate's first ever dinner party.
The Kennedys' best friends are an unmarried couple, Tim the 70s alpha-male, and the young yet traditional Jenny. Also featured in the series are the unassuming and often confused neighbours, Dee and David.
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