My Family

The BEST episodes of My Family

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 3/16/2022Network: BBC One
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Abi Ever After
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9.09
54 votes

#1 - Abi Ever After

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/18/2007

It's the day before Roger and Abi's wedding, but for this accident-prone couple, anything that can go wrong probably will, before the marriage is solemnized.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
A Very Brief Encounter
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9.08
50 votes

#2 - A Very Brief Encounter

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/16/2009

Susan asks Ben to help an old girlfriend of hers, Mona, through a divorce, but nearly causes her own when Mona tells Ben some surprising tales about Susan. Elsewhere, Roger is feeling down until Janey intervenes.

Directors: Nic Phillips
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A Difficult Undertaking
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9.05
43 votes

#3 - A Difficult Undertaking

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/19/2009

Ben's uncle Norris dies, leaving him less than he expected, and instead Susan benefits. Later, the wake is held at the Harpers, but will it go smoothly?

Directors: Nic Phillips
Neighbour Wars
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9.04
53 votes

#4 - Neighbour Wars

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/9/2008

Having run over Mr Casey's dog some years ago, Ben now compounds the misdemeanour by running over Mr Casey himself. Casey plays the sympathy card for all it is worth - and it seems that it may be worth quite a lot.

Directors: Baz Taylor
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Susan of Troy
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8.98
58 votes

#5 - Susan of Troy

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/4/2007

Michael succeeds in placing the whole family on `The Weakest Link', but Anne Robinson is about to raise more difficult questions than expected.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
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Cards on the Table
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8.98
52 votes

#6 - Cards on the Table

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/25/2008

Ben's poker addiction is costing him a fortune, while Susan's addiction to seeing a clairvoyant turns out to be far worse when a horrible prediction is revealed to her.

Directors: Baz Taylor
Watch Now:Amazon
Ben Wants to Be a Millionaire
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8.91
76 votes

#7 - Ben Wants to Be a Millionaire

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/23/2001

Ben goes to a reunion of old school friends and is horrified to find that someone he never liked is now a millionaire. Elsewhere, Nick has found a new unconventional way of earning money.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Return of the Prodigal Prat
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8.90
72 votes

#8 - Return of the Prodigal Prat

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/11/2003

When the local newspaper accidentally lists Ben in the obituaries, he takes it as an opportunity to do absolutely nothing. Meanwhile, Susan wants to convert Nick's old room to a nursery, but Nick isn't having any of it.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Watch Now:iTunes
Misery
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8.86
71 votes

#9 - Misery

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/24/2002

Janey is appalled when her mother comes to visit her at university - especially when she begins to reminisce about her own student days. Meanwhile, Ben's plans for a relaxing round of golf do not go according to plan.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
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Ghosts
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8.83
69 votes

#10 - Ghosts

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/5/2002

After signing up on a social networking site, Susan starts getting messages from an old flame. Meanwhile, Michael finds out their house is cursed and Abi is convince it is haunted.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Watch Now:Amazon
The Great Escape
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8.77
75 votes

#11 - The Great Escape

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/4/2003

Normally, nobody in the Harper family would willingly set foot in Nick's flat, but when Susan's mother comes to stay, it suddenly seems more attractive.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Watch Now:Amazon
Shrink Rap
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8.77
66 votes

#12 - Shrink Rap

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/13/2002

Ben and Susan take part in Michael's school fundraising auction. However, Ben quickly regrets making a pledge when he spies a former patient with severe halitosis bidding for a double session in his dentist's chair.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Watch Now:iTunes
May the Best Man Win
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8.77
66 votes

#13 - May the Best Man Win

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/6/2003

Abi's father asks Ben to be his best man; this turns out to have been a bad move, as he hands over the running of the bachelor night to Nick.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Lost Weekend
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8.75
72 votes

#14 - The Lost Weekend

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/28/2002

When the children go away for the weekend, Ben and Susan finally have some time to themselves. Unfortunately, it's been so long since that happened, that they have absolutely no idea how to spend it.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Dog Dazed
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8.74
77 votes

#15 - Dog Dazed

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/23/2009

Susan decides to get another dog but when she is considered unsuitable to adopt by the dog adoption assessor, Susan loses her cool, and as a result, it is Ben who ends up in the doghouse.

Directors: Nic Phillips
It's Training Men
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8.73
74 votes

#16 - It's Training Men

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/30/2009

An undercover assessor for Cavitex, posing as a patient, leads to Ben having to attend a retraining course, and to make matters worse, Roger is also attending.

Directors: Nic Phillips
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Fitting Punishment
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8.72
72 votes

#17 - Fitting Punishment

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/21/2003

Susan is looking forward to the birth of her first grandchild, but not to being a grandmother. Meanwhile, Nick wants to move back in and a new arrival at Ben's surgery has quite an impact.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Watch Now:iTunes
Canary Cage
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8.72
71 votes

#18 - Canary Cage

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/30/2003

The Harpers get a free holiday to Lanzarote, and even though Ben loses his luggage, he is happy enough to use his brand new digital camera as much as possible.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Watch Now:iTunes
The Second Greatest Story Ever Told
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8.70
70 votes

#19 - The Second Greatest Story Ever Told

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/10/2002

Susan's feathers are ruffled when Nick lands the plum part of Jesus in an amateur theatrical production, leaving Susan to play the rather less demanding part of Shepherd Number Two. Ben, meanwhile, has an extremely painful toothache to contend with, and is wary of entrusting his dental needs to any other dentist.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Trust Never Sleeps
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8.68
88 votes

#20 - Trust Never Sleeps

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/21/2001

Parents Ben and Susan reluctantly agree to let daughter Janey have a party whilst they are away on holiday - and plan to sneak back unnoticed into the house and check up on the children, just to be on the safe side.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Watch Now:iTunes
Four Affairs and a Funeral
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8.64
91 votes

#21 - Four Affairs and a Funeral

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/13/2007

Ben talks Roger into helping him move the body of a patient who died in his dental chair; Abi and Susan suspect Roger and Ben are having affairs.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Much Ado About Ben
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8.63
84 votes

#22 - Much Ado About Ben

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/7/2000

Susan finds Viagra in her son's trousers and confiscates it, Janey tries to get Marilyn Manson tickets, Susan lets her yoga instructor give lessons at her house and Ben is put on a diet.

Directors: Baz Taylor
Watch Now:iTunes
Loco Parentis
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8.61
66 votes

#23 - Loco Parentis

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/23/2003

Ben and Susan have to go back to school for parenting classes as a result of Michael playing truant.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
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Living the Dream
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8.53
64 votes

#24 - Living the Dream

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/7/2006

Following Roger's advice, Ben and Susan join a pyramid scheme, despite Michael's warnings. Meanwhile Roger seems to have an unlimited cash flow, but where is he getting all that money?

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
First Past the Post
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8.34
89 votes

#25 - First Past the Post

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/23/2004

With a mixture of civic pride and sense of community, Susan decides to run for the council. As a result of this and Michael's new pet, Ben is tempted to run for the hills.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
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