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2point4 CHILDREN


One of the best and most underrated BBC sitcoms of the 1990s, '2point4 Children' had a good run from 1991 to 1999, being curtailed by its leading character Gary Olsen's sad demise through cancer in 2000.

Written by Andrew Marshall, '2point4 Children' was one of a number of good BBC sitcoms beginning in the early '90s, with Olsen's Ben Porter character a regular guy, who acts like a big kid when typical teenage son David (John Pickard) is around. Belinda Lang played Ben's frustrated, likeable wife Bill. Pretty and precocious daughter Jenny (Clare Woodgate/Clare Buckfield) and sex mad neighbour Rona (Julia Mills) were the other major characters.

'2point4 Children' did have a propensity to get out of the normal family sitcom loop, having both musical specials, and often strong surreal elements, including a parody of 'The Prisoner', which starred Roger Lloyd Pack.

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2point4 Children Regular Cast List (actors listed first)

Gary Olsen - Ben Porter
Belinda Lang - Bill Porter
Georgina Cates (1991-1992) (Credited as Clare Woodgate)/Clare Buckfield - Jenny Porter
John Pickard - David Porter
Julia Hills - Rona
Kim Benson - Christine
Sandra Dickinson - Aunt Tina
Annette Kerr - Dora Grimes
Alex Kew - Declan
Barbara Lott - Auntie Pearl
Leonard O'Malley - Gerry
Ray Polhill - The Biker
Tom Roberts - Tony
Liz Smith - Bette/Aunt Belle
Paul Raffield - Adam

2point4 Children DVDs available from - in association with

2 Point 4 Children - Series 1

2 Point 4 Children - Series 2

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