2point4 children (1991)

PG Comedy 40m
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2point4 children is a 1990s British sitcom that was created and written by Andrew Marshall. It follows the lives of the Porter family; an average family that is persistently faced with surreal situations and sheer bad luck.

The show was originally broadcast on BBC One from 1991 to 1999, and ran for eight series, ending in a special Millennium edition that would be the last due to the death of Gary Olsen, who died from cancer in 2000. The show is now repeated regularly in the UK on Gold, 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 between 6 - 9 million, the final episode was viewed by 9.03 million people.

In 1997 a remake of the show debuted in the Netherlands: 'Kees & Co' starring Simone Kleinsma.

  1. Andrew Marshall


Series Cast

  1. Gary Olsen

    Gary Olsen

    Ben Porter

    56 Episodes

  2. Belinda Lang

    Belinda Lang

    Bill Porter

    56 Episodes

  3. Julia Hills

    Rona Harris

    56 Episodes

  4. John Pickard

    David Porter

    50 Episodes

  5. Kim Benson


    50 Episodes

  6. Clare Buckfield

    Jenny Porter, Jenny

    40 Episodes

  7. Georgina Cates

    Georgina Cates

    Jenny Porter (as Clare Woodgate)

    14 Episodes

  8. Tom Roberts


    11 Episodes

  9. Annette Kerr

    Dora Grimes, Dora Grimes, Mrs Grimes

    9 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 8

1999 | 6 Episodes

Season 8 of 2point4 children premiered on November 16, 1999.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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