The Best Episodes of My Family

Last Updated: Nov 21, 2018

My Family is about the life of the Harpers, a fictional middle-class English family, who live in 78 Lancaster Road, Chiswick, London. Ben, a dentist, and Susan, a tour guide who later works for an art gallery, have three children, Nick, Janey and Michael, all of whom cause problems in their own way. While Susan is a control freak, Ben prefers to leave the children to it and tries not to get involved.

Ben Wants to Be a Millionaire

#1 - Ben Wants to Be a Millionaire

Season 2 - Episode 12

Nick's decision to form a Motorcycle Stunt Display Team leads to him winding up in hospital with numerous injuries. However, he soon enjoys being able to call a nurse at the press of a button! Meanwhile Susan decides that Ben needs to tell Nick that he loves him.

star 8.67
33 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: Steve Armogida, Jim Armogida
Abi Ever After

#2 - Abi Ever After

Season 7 - Episode 7

A party is held on the eve of Abi's wedding to Roger. Abi's mother gets drunk and tries to flirt with Ben whilst Michael and Alfie try to chat up the same girl. On the wedding day bridesmaid Janey gets dumped by her boyfriend over the phone and Abi has cold feet about getting married but Susan persuades her to go through with the wedding.

star 8.58
19 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: George Jeffrie, Bert Tyler-Moore
The Ego Has Landed

#3 - The Ego Has Landed

Season 7 - Episode 1

The Harpers re-encounter the Mortons, a couple they met on holiday, and go to dinner with them. To Ben's surprise - and a good massaging of his ego - the couple ask him to be a sperm donor so that they can try I.V.F. treatment. However, when his results come through, they prove that he has no reason to crow. Janey is annoyed to find that Mark, Kenzo's long-absent father who has come back into the picture, has been married for two years without telling her and expects Kenzo to greet his 'new mummy'.

star 8.45
20 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: Tom Anderson
May the Best Man Win

#4 - May the Best Man Win

Season 4 - Episode 12

Abi's father asks Ben to be his best man, and Ben contracts with Nick to give the stag night party. Michael has to do the dishes.

star 8.44
27 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: Georgia Pritchett
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The Great Escape

#5 - The Great Escape

Season 4 - Episode 3

When Susan's mother comes to stay, Nick's flat suddenly becomes more attractive. Susan finds a condom in Michael's wallet.

star 8.44
32 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: Steve Armogida, Jim Armogida
The Return of the Prodigal Prat

#6 - The Return of the Prodigal Prat

Season 4 - Episode 4

When the local paper announces Ben's death, he takes advantage of the situation by avoiding things he doesn't want to do. Meanwhile, Nick finds out his bedroom is to be converted into a nursery, and decides to do something about it.

star 8.43
30 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: Steve Armogida, Jim Armogida
Four Affairs and a Funeral

#7 - Four Affairs and a Funeral

Season 7 - Episode 2

Elderly patient Henry Phillips dies of natural causes in Ben's surgery, having confessed to Ben that he has a much younger wife Celia and a much younger mistress Stacey. Ben goes to comfort the widow but is mindful that he must keep the two women apart, in which capacity he goes to the old man's funeral. Susan, however, starts to suspect that her husband may be having the affair and, armed with her new mobile phone that takes photographs, follows him.

star 8.42
26 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: Steve Armogida, Jim Armogida
Lost Weekend

#8 - Lost Weekend

Season 3 - Episode 11

Michael is off for a higher maths fun weekend, and with everyone else gone, Ben and Susan have the weekend alone.

star 8.39
28 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: James Hendrie, Ian Brown
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Dog Dazed

#9 - Dog Dazed

Season 9 - Episode 6

Susan wants a dog but the assessor from the dogs' home deems her unsuitable so Ben goes to the kennels to sneak one out for her, only to find she is already there and about to call in the press as a protest against the assessors' decision. She then handcuffs Ben to one of the bars and leaves him to be her spokesman to the reporter.

star 8.37
16 votes
Directors: Nic Phillips
Writers: Steve Armogida, Jim Armogida
Dentist to the Stars

#10 - Dentist to the Stars

Season 5 - Episode 10

One of Britain's best loved heartthrobs visits Ben's surgery. Susan is fired.

star 8.36
25 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: James Cary
Susan of Troy

#11 - Susan of Troy

Season 7 - Episode 5

Susan's mother Grace returns from her holidays having got married again. Michael gets the Harpers and Abi, Roger and Alfie on 'The Weakest Link' quiz show where Grace reveals on air that, in 1973, Susan got married to an all-in wrestler called Troy the Punisher in Las Vegas, though the marriage was quickly annulled. Whilst Ben and Susan argue over her little secret Alfie wins the cash prize.

star 8.35
23 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: Ed Dyson
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Breakable

#12 - Breakable

Season 2 - Episode 13

Nick's decision to form a Motorcycle Stunt Display Team leads to him winding up in hospital with numerous injuries. However, he soon enjoys being able to call a nurse at the press of a button! Meanwhile Susan decides that Ben needs to tell Nick that he loves him.

star 8.34
35 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: James Hendrie, Ian Brown
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Misery

#13 - Misery

Season 3 - Episode 8

Susan visits Janey at University. Michael wants to go to Greece. Nick has a new job.

star 8.32
31 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: Andrea Solomons, Fred Barron
Ghosts

#14 - Ghosts

Season 3 - Episode 12

The house may be haunted. Nick opens a mini-cab business. An old flame of Susan's looks her up.

star 8.32
28 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: Andrea Solomons
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All Roads Lead to Ramon

#15 - All Roads Lead to Ramon

Season 2 - Episode 1

Nick needs a job and Susan volunteers to hire him to work with her. Meanwhile Ben inadvertently calls Janey a prostitute as the two discuss her boyfriends.

star 8.31
45 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: James Hendrie, Ian Brown
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A Handful of Dust

#16 - A Handful of Dust

Season 3 - Episode 10

It's Ben's birthday, and Janey comes for a visit with a friend.

star 8.31
29 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: James Hendrie, Ian Brown
The Spokes Person

#17 - The Spokes Person

Season 6 - Episode 2

When an old acquaintance turns up boasting of her perfect life, Susan is on a mission to prove her own life is better. Meanwhile, Ben angers cyclists with his rant on a radio programme, and Abi is influenced by the wrong chef.

star 8.30
30 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: Paul Minett, Bert Tyler-Moore, George Jeffrie, Tess Morris, Brian Leveson
One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest

#18 - One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest

Season 3 - Episode 13

Nick and Ben reach a turning point. Michael tries to buff up.

star 8.30
27 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: Steve Armogida, Jim Armogida
Bully For Ben

#19 - Bully For Ben

Season 9 - Episode 1

Though not invited Ben tags along with his kids and Alfie to take part in the local pub quiz where Alfie notices that a member of another team seems to be cheating. Ben is ready to have it out with him, especially when the man turns out to be the school bully who used to make young Ben's life a misery. However circumstances conspire to put the bully in a different light.

star 8.29
21 votes
Directors: Nic Phillips
Writers: Brian Leveson, Paul Minett
Auto Erotica

#20 - Auto Erotica

Season 3 - Episode 9

Susan wants to go away for her and Ben's wedding anniversary. Nick wins a car in a poker game. Michael finds some underwear.

star 8.29
28 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: Steve Armogida, Jim Armogida
Imperfect Strangers

#21 - Imperfect Strangers

Season 3 - Episode 5

Janey calls home from university in crisis. Ben and Susan have a romantic adventure.

star 8.28
32 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: James Hendrie, Ian Brown
Death and Ben Take a Policy

#22 - Death and Ben Take a Policy

Season 1 - Episode 6

As one of Susan's tour group dies unexpectedly, she decides that the family needs life insurance. Nick agrees, but only in order to win favour with his new girlfriend - a life insurance salesperson!

star 8.28
43 votes
Writers: Fred Barron, Penny Croft
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First Past the Post

#23 - First Past the Post

Season 5 - Episode 5

Susan decides to run for the council. Ben enters a crossword contest. Michael gets a pet.

star 8.27
26 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: Ian Brown, James Hendrie
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Fitting Punishment

#24 - Fitting Punishment

Season 4 - Episode 1

A new arrival at Ben's surgery leads to problems. Nick studies to becomes an extra. Michael gets very involved with the cadet force.

star 8.27
30 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: James Hendrie, Ian Brown
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Canary Cage

#25 - Canary Cage

Season 4 - Episode 11

Ben loses his luggage on a free holiday to Lanzarote, Spain. A new camera causes complications.

star 8.25
32 votes
Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Writers: James Hendrie, Ian Brown
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