The Best Episodes of My Family

A Very Brief Encounter

#1 - A Very Brief Encounter 9.33

Season 9 - Episode 3

Susan asks Ben to help an old girlfriend of hers through a divorce, but nearly precipitates her own.

Directors: Nic Phillips
A Difficult Undertaking

#2 - A Difficult Undertaking 9.33

Season 9 - Episode 5

When Ben's uncle dies, his inheritance may not live up to his expectations, but another investment causes problems.

Directors: Nic Phillips
Dog Dazed

#3 - Dog Dazed 9.00

Season 9 - Episode 6

Susan decides to get another dog but, as ever, it is Ben who ends up in the doghouse.

Directors: Nic Phillips
Abi Ever After

#4 - Abi Ever After 9.00

Season 7 - Episode 7

It's the day before Roger and Abi's wedding but, for this accident-prone couple, until the marriage is solemnised, anything can happen and probably will!

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Bully For Ben

#5 - Bully For Ben 8.89

Season 9 - Episode 1

Ben joins the young Harpers for a pub quiz, which leads to some awkward questions being asked.

Directors: Nic Phillips
It's Training Men

#6 - It's Training Men 8.71

Season 9 - Episode 7

An undercover assessor for Cavitex, posing as a patient, leads to Ben having to attend a retraining course.

Directors: Nic Phillips
The Parent Trap

#7 - The Parent Trap 8.64

Season 8 - Episode 1

Ben takes delivery of a neighbour's plasma screen television and falls in love with it, but it seems that Michael's current love interest may be expecting a delivery of something smaller but more problematic.

Directors: Baz Taylor

#8 - Misery 8.60

Season 3 - Episode 8

Susan comes to visit Janey at University (despite her daughter's protests). Ben plans a golfing weeekend. Things unsurprisingly don't go to plan to Ben.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Ben Wants To Be A Millionaire

#9 - Ben Wants To Be A Millionaire 8.60

Season 2 - Episode 12

Ben meets an old school friend who is now a millionaire. After being told by him about the wonders of the stock market, he and Susan decide to invest a large amount of money. Things go well at first but Ben's refusal to sell up while they're ahead costs them the lot!

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Four Affairs and a Funeral

#10 - Four Affairs and a Funeral 8.59

Season 7 - Episode 2

A death in the dentist's chair is not very good for business, but, as Ben discovers, it isn't very good for your private life either.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
May the Best Man Win

#11 - May the Best Man Win 8.54

Season 4 - Episode 12

Abi's father (guest star Anthony Head) asks Ben to be his best man, which turns out to have been a bad move

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Canary Cage

#12 - Canary Cage 8.53

Season 4 - Episode 11

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
The Great Escape

#13 - The Great Escape 8.47

Season 4 - Episode 3

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
Susan Of Troy

#14 - Susan Of Troy 8.46

Season 7 - Episode 5

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
The Guru

#15 - The Guru 8.43

Season 9 - Episode 8

100th Episode. Ben is stunned to discover that successful celebrity dentist, Jeremy Livingston, has dedicated his new book to him, especially because he hasn't got a clue who Jeremy is.

Directors: Nic Phillips
All Roads Lead to Ramon

#16 - All Roads Lead to Ramon 8.42

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.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
The Second Greatest Story Ever Told

#17 - The Second Greatest Story Ever Told 8.33

Season 3 - Episode 6

The Harpers experience internal competition regarding a nativity play when both Nick and Susan audition for parts - Who will get a leading part and who will be a shepherd?! Also Ben is suffering from a severe toothache but is reluctant to put his trust in any other dentist.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Trust Never Sleeps

#18 - Trust Never Sleeps 8.33

Season 2 - Episode 4

Ben has yet another new assistant, this latest one was dumped by her dentist husband. When Janey has a party to celebrate getting an A in French, the neighbours complain about a man urinating out of a window... who could that be - it couldn't possibly be Ben because he is in Oxford... isn't he!?!

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Cards on the Table

#19 - Cards on the Table 8.33

Season 8 - Episode 3

Ben's poker school is costing him a fortune, whilst Susan's visit to the fortune teller reveals that something far more deadly is on the cards.

Directors: Baz Taylor
Fitting Punishment

#20 - Fitting Punishment 8.33

Season 4 - Episode 1

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

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
The Return of the Prodigal Prat

#21 - The Return of the Prodigal Prat 8.31

Season 4 - Episode 4

When the local paper announces Ben's death, he sees it as an opportunity to avoid doing all the things he doesn't want to do.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Lost Weekend

#22 - Lost Weekend 8.31

Season 3 - Episode 11

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

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
First Past the Post

#23 - First Past the Post 8.31

Season 5 - Episode 5

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
Neighbour Wars

#24 - Neighbour Wars 8.30

Season 8 - Episode 5

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 its worth - and, according to his insurance claim, it seems that it may be worth quite a lot!

Directors: Baz Taylor

#25 - Ghosts 8.29

Season 3 - Episode 12

A name from the past comes back to haunt Susan, who is determined to dampen the old flame - but not before Ben gets singed

Directors: Dewi Humphreys