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2point4 Children 

2point4 Children is a BBC television sitcom that was created and written by Andrew Marshall. It follows the lives of the Porters; a seemingly average family whose world is frequently turned... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Belinda Lang Belinda Lang ...  Bill / ... 56 episodes, 1991-1999
Gary Olsen Gary Olsen ...  Ben / ... 56 episodes, 1991-1999
Julia Hills Julia Hills ...  Rona 56 episodes, 1991-1999
John Pickard ...  David / ... 56 episodes, 1991-1999
Clare Buckfield Clare Buckfield ...  Jenny / ... 39 episodes, 1993-1999
Kim Benson Kim Benson ...  Christine / ... 38 episodes, 1991-1999
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2point4 Children is a BBC television sitcom that was created and written by Andrew Marshall. It follows the lives of the Porters; a seemingly average family whose world is frequently turned upside-down, due to bad luck and bizarre occurrence. The show was originally broadcast on BBC One from 1991 to 1999, and ran for eight series, concluding with 30 December 1999 special episode, "The Millennium Experience". The September 2000 death from cancer of one of the lead actors, Gary Olsen, who played the father, ended the possibility of any subsequent specials. The show is now repeated regularly in the UK on Gold and Drama, and in Australia on UKTV. The title of the show refers to the once average size of a UK family. There are two children in the Porter family, however Andrew Marshall has indicated that the father, Ben, could be considered almost another child, making up the "point four". The show regularly picked up large audiences of up to 14 million in the early 1990s, with an average of... Written by Mike Holmes

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The wonderfully crazy average family.
4 March 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

The Porters were the iconic 90's family, dysfunctional, always at eachother's throats, but loving and caring.

2.4 Children was one of the best 90's sitcoms to come out of the UK, and there were a few good ones. The BBC attempted to replace it with My Family, it was very good, but not in the same league as this.

Super funny, bonkers, outrageous, often totally off the wall, but always with a heart. Genuinely funny from start to finish, so many great episodes, I always loved the appearance of Auntie Tina, Sandra Dickinson was hilarious, as was Liz Smith.

The cast were a joy, a real tragedy Gary Olsen passing so young. Belinda Lang was marvellous as Bill, the essential 90's mum.

Coleslaw and Thatcher have never been so funny. 9/10


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