The BEST episodes of 2point4 Children

Every episode of 2point4 Children ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of 2point4 Children!

Bill and Ben seem at first sight to be a typical couple, married with children Jenny and David and unmarried man-loving family friend Rona. Further developments show, however, that they are prone to situations of an increasingly bizarre nature, belying the ironic implications of the show's title. Also involved periodically are Ben's assistant, the aggressive Christine, his sister Tina, a fluffy, fussy travesty of femininity, Bill's mother Bette and her sister Belle, Ben's father Frank, Rona's Auntie Pearl, Ben's arch enemy and plumber-trickster Jake the Klingon, snotty neighbors Dora and Leonard Grimes, and prospective in-laws Harry and Laura Carson.

Last Updated: 12/5/2022Network:BBC One
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And Now the Screaming Starts (2)
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10.00
29 votes

#1 - And Now the Screaming Starts (2)

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/20/1996

Ben is still missing and Rona has discovered something under a bush on a visit to the local hospital ... a baby. Bill is caught between these two crises as she attempts to solve them both.

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1)
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10.00
29 votes

#2 - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1)

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/19/1996

While Ben's mid-life crisis increases, Bill is astonished to be left two items by a distant relation: a strange looking wardrobe and its contents, a genuine fur coat. Disapproving of the latter she is persuaded against her better judgment to wear it for a special reason-- only to find herself caught up in own most hideous nightmare.

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Seven Dials
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9.97
29 votes

#3 - Seven Dials

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/30/1995

David's performance at the school acting competition relies upon both parents being in the audience to support him. But Bill, still on the lookout for a suitable warehouse has stumbled into a most peculiar place, and Ben has foolishly aroused the ire of his arch enemy Jake Klinger, waking up in a strangely familiar village ...

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The Trouble With Harry
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9.97
29 votes

#4 - The Trouble With Harry

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/5/1996

Bowing to Ben's longtime desire to have a family dog, Bill agrees against her better judgment to have an imaginary dog for a trial period. Unfortunately this novel concept totally runs away with itself until Bill's very sanity is questionable.

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The Man Who Knew Too Much
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9.97
29 votes

#5 - The Man Who Knew Too Much

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/12/1996

Ben's increasing dissatisfaction with imminent middle age results in his applying to join the exclusive plumber's society The Brotherhood of the Plunger. This eccentric and highly secretive society however, has some unusual conditions of membership, which even Jake Klinger claims to find bizarre.

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Malcolm X
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9.97
29 votes

#6 - Malcolm X

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/12/1998

The reappearance of Bill's ex-boyfriend Malcolm, as a made-good businessman from the USA coincides with Ben taking Bill for granted once too often. Things come to a head when she decides to take up Malcolm's offer of a weekend away together.

Fame
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9.97
29 votes

#7 - Fame

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/16/1999

Ben has put forward the Porter family for starring in a fly-on-the-wall documentary. But Bill is worried that it may prejudice their chances of fostering Declan, so during the screen test she sets out to make the experience an unpleasant one for all concerned.

Carry on Screaming
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9.97
29 votes

#8 - Carry on Screaming

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/14/1999

Halloween, and Social Services report that Declan is to be fostered permanantly with the Porters, but the appearance of Ben's long lost Uncle Lon reveals a secret about his missing Mother's family. But exactly what is it? Ben is forced to come to a horrifying conclusion.

The Millennium Experience
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9.93
30 votes

#9 - The Millennium Experience

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/30/1999

Dismissing Ben's series of Millennium panics, Bill is determined to have an evening to remember together with all the family. But the surprise appearance of Tina forces events to take an unpleasant turn..

Mayday
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9.93
29 votes

#10 - Mayday

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/23/1995

Bank Holiday Monday is complicated by the arrival of Jenny's boyfriend's grandmother to meet the family or a prospective grand daughter-in-law. There's just one thing Jenny forgot to tell them: she's German.

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When Did You Last See Your Father?
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9.93
29 votes

#11 - When Did You Last See Your Father?

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/26/1998

Bette returns to the house to take Bill on their annual pilgrimage to her late husband's resting-place. This turns out to be not the crematorium as Bill had been told on previous occasions, but a freezer in a warehouse in Bermondsey. And, worse than that- the Cronics company has folded, meaning they have to take the frozen remains home with them.

The Italian Job
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9.93
29 votes

#12 - The Italian Job

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/2/1998

Fabrizio, an Italian exchange student causes havoc when he descends upon the Porter Household. After many exasperating incidents, Bill is ready to let him have a piece of her mind. Unfortunately, Ben has just made a worrying discovery: the waiters at the Italian Restaurant have a photo of Fabrizio's Father on the wall- and they seem to be in awe and terror of him for some reason.

Sticky Fingers
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9.93
29 votes

#13 - Sticky Fingers

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/30/1999

Jenny has brought home her new college boyfriend Keith for the weekend, and intends that they share a room. Ben hits upon the idea of making Keith too tired to do anything. Meanwhile, Bill and Rona attempt to tile the floor of their warehouse without remembering to open the windows to dissipate the glue fumes.

The Deep
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9.90
29 votes

#14 - The Deep

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/16/1995

Looking after the Grimes's house now that they have no more pets to worry about can't cause Bill and Ben any problems ... can it?

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The Lady Vanishes
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9.90
29 votes

#15 - The Lady Vanishes

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/21/1996

On a spooky Halloween evening, the Porters consider the implications of the disappearance of Mrs. Crudaal, their next door neighbour, and the delivery of a rather large box to the same address. The appearance of bats, a power cut and a lightning storm lead them to a horrifying conclusion.

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Dog Day Afternoon
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9.90
29 votes

#16 - Dog Day Afternoon

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/14/1996

With nothing to do on a Saturday afternoon, Bill and Rona compete with Ben and David to solve Jenny's latest boyfriend problems. But the contest gets rather out of hand.

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After the Fox
star
9.86
29 votes

#17 - After the Fox

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/7/1999

In order to make a winning bid on a catering job, Bill is persuaded against her better judgement to take a trip to France to get cheaper booze. Unfortunately, Rona has accidently allowed a small dog to stowaway on the van. Except it isn't a dog.

Enter the Dragon
star
9.80
30 votes

#18 - Enter the Dragon

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/23/1999

Declan has arrived for a series of weekend stays, but unfortunately Bette has also come to stay in Jenny's vacant room. Her indulgence of Declan's behaviour causes a serious discipline problem- but how to get rid of her?

The Parent Trap
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9.00
1 votes

#19 - The Parent Trap

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/5/1994

Bill promises Jenny that she won't do anything embarrassing when meeting her latest boyfriend's parents; but some frozen cockroaches and an inflatable Pope intervene.

Directors: Richard Boden
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When Saturday Comes
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9.00
29 votes

#20 - When Saturday Comes

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/5/1998

When Bill innocently throws away Ben's ""Lucky Underpants"" she is forced to play along with Ben's notions of making his football team win for the next three Saturdays. Unfortunately that means the family doing exactly the same as they did on the morning of the first week- over and over.

Greed
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8.97
29 votes

#21 - Greed

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/2/1995

The Porter family spend the entire evening arguing about how to spend the lottery money if they won.

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The Heart Has Its Reasons
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8.97
29 votes

#22 - The Heart Has Its Reasons

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/9/1998

Jenny finally departs for University. But a theft from Ben's van and the subsequent chase and aftermath bring a new occupant to the Porter Household- the homeless Declan.

Beam Me Up, Scotty
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8.50
2 votes

#23 - Beam Me Up, Scotty

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/5/1993

Jake the Klingon, Ben's archenemy in plumbing, dies after their latest argument and has made Ben the executor of his estate. Ben is forced to organise a Star Trek funeral. Bill and Rona suffer a visit from the health inspector who tells them the kitchen will have to be expensively refitted. After another disappointing meeting with Dawn at the bank, they return home downcast. Meanwhile, after the humiliations of the funeral, Jake is revealed to be alive, having planned the whole scam to get even with Ben. Ben muses upon this and decides to put up the Chevy as collateral. They all set off for a holiday in Florida. The destination code for Miami Airport is revealed to be MIA.

Directors: Richard Boden
Whoopee, We're All Going to Die
star
8.50
2 votes

#24 - Whoopee, We're All Going to Die

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/12/1993

The Porters find themselves alone in the U.S. and in the path of Hurricane Bill. Rona is forced to trickery to persuade Tony to help her become pregnant.

Directors: Richard Boden
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Thank Your Lucky Stars (2)
star
8.33
3 votes

#25 - Thank Your Lucky Stars (2)

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/20/1992

David is rushed into hospital, and immediately lost in the system by the young houseman Phil Brooke (later to reappear in Health & Efficiency) While Bill, Ben and Jenny wait for news concerning the tetanus he has developed, and where he is, Rona gets a bus to church. On the bus she meets a strange lady who reminisces about an old song called ""The Girlfriend of the Whirling Dervish"" concerning a promiscuous woman who cheated on her faithful boyfriend. At the church, the ceremony is transformed, in Rona's eyes, to a mass rendition of the number, signifying her inner feeling of unsuitability for this marriage. She bolts a second time. At the hospital, with David near to death, the biker appears to him, on his final mission. He persuades David to return to his parents, who clearly love him dearly. Rona feels sad but relieved, and they all go out in a monster truck on David's release from hospital.

Directors: Richard Boden
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