The Robinsons. Image shows from L to R: George Robinson (Hugh Bonneville), Maggie Robinson (Amanda Root), Pam Robinson (Anna Massey), Hector Robinson (Richard Johnson), Polly (Amanda Abbington), Ed Robinson (Martin Freeman)

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2005
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Stars
Martin Freeman, Hugh Bonneville, Abigail Cruttenden, Anna Massey, Richard Johnson, Amanda Root, Amanda Abbington, Jamie Hawkins-Dady and Jack Dawes
Writers
Mark Bussell and Justin Sbresni
Directors
Mark Bussell, Justin Sbresni and Sam Dawking
Producers
Mark Bussell, Justin Sbresni, Jon Plowman, Michele Buck and Ian D. Tootle
Companies

Sitcom following the life of Ed Robinson, the youngest son of a well-to-do south London family. Blind to their own faults the family consider Ed a loser. So does Ed, who hates his job and isn't having much luck with his love life (he's fired at work by his ex-girlfriend). Ed's older brother George is an over-strung time-management executive, his sister is an obsessive interior designer who can't make her mind up in regards to boyfriends and his parents... well they just bicker.

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Theme and incidental music by Nina Humphreys.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 5th May 2005 at 9:30pm on BBC One

Recording details

  • Walton-on-Thames - Location filming
  • Brentwood - Location filming
  • East Molesey - Location filming

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