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Format: DVD
Sku: 202783191
UPC: 794051269027
UPC 14: 00794051269027
Rating: NR
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"Meet the Harpers: A Modern, Functional Family...Engaged in Psychological Warfare."
Meet the Harpers: a modern, functional family...engaged in psychological warfare. Ben (Robert Lindsay), a dentist, and Susan (Zoe Wanamaker), the worst cook in the world, are certainly loving, caring parents; they just have a hard time showing it. Not that their kids make it easy: Nick has serious issues with the concept of work; Janey, like any other normal teenager, lives in her own soap opera life; and Michael likes to show up every once in a while with the odd pet rabbit. When Ben becomes paranoid that Susan and Janey are seeing another dentist, and Nick comes up with a harebrained scheme for dating girls, it may just be that Michael's rabbit is the sanest member of the household. Includes all eight episodes from Season 1 of this hit television show from Great Britain!

"...a great comedy...  Eamonn McCusker, DVD Times

Editor's Note
Is the Harper family living in West London or a lunatic asylum? This BBC comedy series follows loopy dentist Ben (Robert Lindsay) and his gastronomy-challenged wife, Susan (Zoë Wanamaker), as they raise three very different children--devoted loafer Nick (Kris Marshall), drama queen Janey (Daniela Denby-Ashe), and resident oddball Michael (Gabriel Thomson)--with loving distaste and mordant wit. This collection presents the complete first season of the British sitcom, created by American writer and producer Fred Barron (SEINFELD).

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 10/10/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 240 minutes
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2690
Video UPC UPC: 00794051269027
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Gabriel Thomson
Video Cast Info Kris Marshall
Video Cast Info Robert Lindsay
Video Cast Info Zoe Wanamaker
Video Cast Info Dewi Humphreys, et. al. - Director
Video Cast Info Graham Jarvis - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Jim Armogida, et. al. - Writer
Video Cast Info John Bartlett - Producer
Video Cast Info Phil Moss, et. al. - Editor

Awards


Nominee (2003)
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, My Family, Situation Comedy Award

Nominee (2002)
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, Robert Lindsay, Best Comedy Performance
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, My Family, Lew Grade Award

Professional Reviews

CultureVulture.net 7 of 10
Even at its funniest moments, My Family falls far short of the gold standard it visibly strains to emulate. On the laugh-o-meter, these first episodes might find themselves alongside a below-par episode of Home Improvement. In fact, that is the show My Family most resembles - safe, mediocre, and square as robot crap. Even Tim Allen and crew, though, find ways to be subversive in ways that My Family has yet to discover. This does not mean that it won't hit its stride later in the season (watch an early episode of Seinfeld or The Simpsons sometime for a quick reminder that great comedy needs time), but for now it is stuck right in the middle of the road, with all the flatness and deadness that come with the territory. - Ben Stephens

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   My Family
Product attributeLabel:   BBC Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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