Tag: 2point4 children

  • 2point4 Christmasses
    2point4 Christmasses

    By the end of just its second series, 2point4 Children was given a well-deserved Christmas slot in 1992. It aired on the 22nd December, the day before Waiting For God‘s first festive special, and was watched by 9.5 million people. To put that in some perspective, a repeat of The Good Life that same week…

  • Don’t Slam Your Podcast!
    Don’t Slam Your Podcast!

    Don’t Slam Your Podcast! is a podcast all about the sitcom 2point4 Children. It’s great, and takes an in-depth look at the show episode by episode, including interviews with show creator Andrew Marshall. So it was a great pleasure to be asked on to talk about the sister show Health and Efficiency.

  • 2point4 Board Games
    2point4 Board Games

    I’m a sucker for board games in the back of shots in sitcoms, so imagine my delight in seeing that the Porters in 2point4 Children have a rotating pile of them. Take this pile from the series seven episode ‘When Did You Last See Your Father?‘. The middle one is Monopoly, and a rather contemporary…

  • 1point4 Million Children
    1point4 Million Children

    It’s brilliant to have 2point4 Children available to watch on Britbox, and it’s great fun to rediscover it through Christmas. I think it’s an excellent companion piece to One Foot In The Grave, with a dark undertone that seems to have been forgotten as time goes on. Bill and Ben, along with their kids David…

  • The Christmas Radio Times In Christmas Specials
    The Christmas Radio Times In Christmas Specials

    There’s a moment in the first 2point4 Children Christmas Special, from 1992, when Bill and Ben are bickering about recording things for later. Bill mentions that last year Ben meant to record Batman, but got it wrong, and got an hour of blank screen instead. What’s nice about this moment is that Batman did indeed…

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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