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2.4 Children (BBC-1 1991-1999, Belinda Lang, Gary Olsen)

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Sitcom 2.4 Children subverted the typically suburban sitcom format telling stories of the Porter family. Bill ran a catering business with best friend Rona and Ben was a plumber specialising in hearing repairs, his assistant was the none too happy Christine.

The show’s title refers to the fact that 2.4 is supposed to be the average size of a UK family.

Clare Woodgate who played daughter Jenny when the series began, changed her name to Georgina Cates to audition for the movie An Awfully Big Adventure and won the lead role.

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UK / BBC One / 54×30 minute episodes 1×40 minute episodes / Broadcast Broadcast 3 September 1991 – 30 December 1999

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Writer: Andrew Marshall / Producers: Richard Boden, Andrew Marshall, Rosemary McGowan

cast
BELINDA LANG as Bill Porter
GARY OLSEN as Ben Porter
CLAIRE WOODGATE as Jenny Porter (1991-1992)
CLARE BUCKFIELD as Jenny Porter (1993-1999)
JOHN PICKARD as David Porter
JULIA HILLS as Rona
KIM BENSON as Christine


Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.

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