My Family

The WORST episodes of My Family

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

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: 6/9/2022Network: BBC One
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Of Mice and Ben
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6.41
73 votes

#1 - Of Mice and Ben

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/27/2002

The Harpers star in a documentary about family life as part of Abi's latest college assignment. Susan is happy to present a facade of domestic bliss and dispense cookery tips along with relationship advice. Ben, however, is more concerned with catching a rogue rodent.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
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He's Just Not That Into Ben
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6.42
43 votes

#2 - He's Just Not That Into Ben

Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/6/2010

To prove how trendy he is, Ben accompanies an embarrassed Michael to a gay club, where he gets chatted up by the adoring Rupert, who follows him home and sends him flowers. It's down to Susan to rescue her husband - and wangle herself a free holiday at the same time.

Directors: Ed Bye
Germs of Endearment
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6.57
49 votes

#3 - Germs of Endearment

Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/15/2011

Janey and Michael give their parents a Spanish holiday as an anniversary present but Michael has used Ben's credit card to finance it and needs to replace the money quickly so he contacts 'Cash In the Attic', finding that the only sale worth a four figure sum is Susan's beloved antique clock.

Directors: Ed Bye
Once More With Feeling
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6.70
93 votes

#4 - Once More With Feeling

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/20/2007

Susan wants to renew her wedding vows with Ben, which is no problem for him, until he is given director's tickets for a football match on the same day. Meanwhile, Janey is trying to get Kenzo into St Justin's school.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Labour Pains
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6.72
50 votes

#5 - Labour Pains

Season 11 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/1/2011

Susan gets an audition as a presenter of a pre-school TV show alongside a puppet monkey after a producer hears her reading to children in the library. There is however one other applicant, Janey, resulting in fierce competition and dirty tricks.

Directors: Ed Bye
The Son'll Come Out
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6.88
51 votes

#6 - The Son'll Come Out

Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/16/2010

Given that he used to have lots of girl-friends, when Michael comes out as gay, Ben is perplexed but determined to be supportive. Susan is just annoyed that Michael told Ben first.

Directors: Ed Bye
While You Weren't Sleeping
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6.94
67 votes

#7 - While You Weren't Sleeping

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/21/2004

When Ben and Susan have some problems in the bedroom that start to drive them apart, Abi thinks she may be at fault, but she has her own problems to deal with.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
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Susan for a Bruisin'
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7.00
13 votes

#8 - Susan for a Bruisin'

Season 11 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/26/2011

Susan wants to look her best for an impending school reunion. When she is asked to give the keynote address, however, she decides that her best may need some help. Unfortunately, Ben is on hand to administer the Cavitox.

Directors: Ed Bye
Relationship Happens
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7.15
47 votes

#9 - Relationship Happens

Season 11 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/29/2011

Ben and Susan go off to a couples' retreat for a weekend - at which they prove to be less than ideal guests - leaving Janey and Michael vying for the affections of Michael's new boyfriend. However, the triangle proves to be more Bermuda than eternal.

Directors: Ed Bye
Pain in the Class
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7.16
145 votes

#10 - Pain in the Class

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/26/2000

Michael appears to be having trouble with a classmate. Will confronting the problem make things any better? Elsewhere, Nick is trying to become a dotcom millionaire and Janey wants a tattoo.

Directors: Baz Taylor
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Driving Miss Crazy
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7.17
90 votes

#11 - Driving Miss Crazy

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/5/2001

Ben is distressed as he faces trouble at work in the shape of his new assistant, who cannot stand the sight of blood. His troubles do not get any easier when he arrives home and must face the trauma of his neighbour's DIY antics. Meanwhile, Janey's preparations for her driving test end with an unforgettable lesson with her dad.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Watch Now:iTunes
Darts All, Folks
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7.24
50 votes

#12 - Darts All, Folks

Season 11 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/19/2011

Ben is approached by a man who remembers his father as a great darts player and asks him to join the local pub team. Ben discovers that he is not quite the darts player his father was and they replace him. When Roger asks him to join his team he is happy to sign up - and uses all means necessary to secure their victory.

Directors: Ed Bye
The Psyche of Mikey
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7.25
16 votes

#13 - The Psyche of Mikey

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

When Ben and Susan discover that Michael is seeing a therapist, Susan is worried and goes straight for the therapist herself. Meanwhile, Ben thinks a father-son chat will sort out the problem.

Directors: Nic Phillips
The Awkward Phase
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7.27
116 votes

#14 - The Awkward Phase

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/30/2000

Nick wants a job, Janey wants new jeans, Michael needs dating tips, and Ben and Susan want peace and quiet.

Directors: Baz Taylor
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Death Takes a Policy
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7.28
115 votes

#15 - Death Takes a Policy

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/24/2000

When Nick suggests his parents take out a life insurance policy to further his chances of romance, Michael begins to worry about their life expectancy.

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Harper vs Harper
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7.29
51 votes

#16 - Harper vs Harper

Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/22/2011

Ben and Susan have yet another row after he refuses to attend her godparents' anniversary party so they decide on a trial separation, taking it in turns to live in the house alone. Ben moves in with Roger, ruining his love life whilst Susan overstays her welcome with Michael and his partner.

Directors: Ed Bye
Janey's Choice
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7.32
19 votes

#17 - Janey's Choice

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/17/2011

Ben is overjoyed when Mark, Kenzo's wealthy, successful father reappears and encourages him to propose to Janey. Susan, on the other hand, believes that Craig's feelings for her daughter are sincere and gives him her blessing. Roger, due to a misunderstanding, also believes that he is in with a chance.

Directors: Ed Bye
Accusin' Susan
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7.33
18 votes

#18 - Accusin' Susan

Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/8/2011

With Ben on a course Susan works late at the art gallery with handsome young Chris, whose advances she spurns. Next day he accuses her of sexual harassment and she has to attend a course. Janey advises her on how to call his bluff but salvation comes via a far more bizarre reason.

Directors: Ed Bye
What's up, Docklands?
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7.34
68 votes

#19 - What's up, Docklands?

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/2/2004

Ben and Susan decide to help out some friends by flat-sitting their brand new Docklands apartment, and expectedly, things do not go according to plan.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
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Deliverance
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7.34
32 votes

#20 - Deliverance

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/25/2003

Janey's baby is due and Susan insists on traveling to Manchester for the birth; it's a journey that throws up several blasts from the past.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
Watch Now:Amazon
A Decent Proposal
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7.40
20 votes

#21 - A Decent Proposal

Season 11 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/12/2011

At Susan's mother's funeral, Arthur, the father who abandoned the family thirty years earlier, turns up and takes such a dislike to Ben he offers his daughter a million pounds to divorce him. Is she able to refuse such a generous offer?

Directors: Ed Bye
The Serpent's Tooth
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7.40
216 votes

#22 - The Serpent's Tooth

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/19/2000

Ben becomes incredibly angry when he discovers that Janey is seeing another dentist, the Australian Mel Fraser. Meanwhile, Nick meets a French swimwear model on the Internet and Michael rebels in an odd way.

Directors: Baz Taylor
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The Mouth Trap
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7.43
65 votes

#23 - The Mouth Trap

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/14/2004

One of Ben's patients, while under anaesthetic, admits to killing his wife. Susan, currently overdosing on murder mysteries, decides to turn sleuth in an effort to expose the killer but then gets involved in a cover-up of her own.

Directors: Dewi Humphreys
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Bully for Ben
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7.45
83 votes

#24 - Bully for Ben

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/2/2009

While Ben and the gang are at pub quiz, Ben becomes angry when it is brought to his attention that someone is cheating and he decides to take matters into his own hands. However, his bite might not match his bark.

Directors: Nic Phillips
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Desperately Stalking Susan
star
7.45
49 votes

#25 - Desperately Stalking Susan

Season 10 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/23/2010

Ben is appalled to discover that Martin, the benign elderly widower from next door, is besotted with Susan and has built a shrine to her in his kitchen. Whilst Ben has trouble persuading the police, Martin ties Susan to a chair and proposes to her.

Directors: Ed Bye

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