My Family (series 4)

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My Family Series 4
My Family Series 4 DVD.JPEG
My Family Series 4 DVD Cover
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 13
+ Christmas Special
Broadcast
Original channel BBC
Original run 21 March 2003 – 25 December 2003
Home video release
DVD release date 7 November 2005
Series chronology
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The fourth series of the BBC family sitcom My Family originally aired between 21 March 2003 and 25 December 2003. The series was commissioned following consistently high ratings from the third series. The opening episode of the series, "Fitting Punishment", re-introduces five of the main characters, with the exception of Janey, played by Daniela Denby-Ashe. The episode also introduces a further main character into the fold - Roger Bailey, played by Keiron Self. All fourteen episodes in the fourth series are thirty minutes in length, including the Christmas special. The series was once again produced by Rude Boy Productions,[1] a company that produces comedies created by Fred Barron.[2] The series was filmed at Pinewood Studios in London,[3] in front of a live audience.[4]

Episode Information[edit]

Episode Number Broadcast Date Title Written by
36 – 4.1 21 March 2003 "Fitting Punishment" James Hendrie & Ian Brown
37 – 4.2 28 March 2003 "They Shoot Harpers, Don’t They?" James Hendrie & Ian Brown
38 – 4.3 4 April 2003 "The Great Escape" Steve Armogida & Jim Armogida
39 – 4.4 11 April 2003 "Return Of The Prodigal Prat" Steve Armogida & Jim Armogida
40 – 4.5 18 April 2003 "Owed To Susan" Steve Armogida & Jim Armogida
41 – 4.6 25 April 2003 "Deliverance" Andrea Solomons
42 – 4.7 2 May 2003 "Blind Justice" Andrea Solomons
43 – 4.8 9 May 2003 "Friday The 31st" James Hendrie & Ian Brown
44 – 4.9 16 May 2003 "Sitting Targets" James Hendrie & Ian Brown
45 – 4.10 23 May 2003 "Loco Parentis" Andrea Solomons
46 – 4.11 30 May 2003 "The Canary Cage" James Hendrie & Ian Brown
47 – 4.12 6 June 2003 "May The Best Man Win" Georgia Pritchett
48 – 4.13 13 June 2003 "It’s A Window Filled Life" Fred Barron and Sophie Hetherington
49 – 4.14 25 December 2003 "Sixty Feet Under" James Hendrie & Ian Brown

Reception[edit]

Viewers[edit]

The series was once again given a prime-time Friday evening slot, with most episodes airing at 8:30pm. The first episode of the series gained 8.77 million viewers, a rise of over 1 million viewers from the previous series. The episode was rated the second highest rating for the week.[5] Following heavy promotion, the episode "The Great Escape" managed to break the 10 million barrier, becoming the most watched episode of the series. The fourth series averaged 8.30 million viewers for each episode.

Rank Episode Viewership Audience Percentage
1 The Great Escape 10.17 million
2 Sitting Targets 9.89 million
3 They Shoot Harpers, Don’t They? 9.76 million
4 Return Of The Prodigal Prat 9.56 million
5 Fitting Punishment 8.77 million
6 Sixty Feet Under 8.66 million
7 Owed To Susan 8.57 million
8 Friday The 31st 8.47 million
9 Blind Justice 8.31 million
10 Deliverance 7.32 million
11 May The Best Man Win 7.28 million
12 Loco Parentis 6.79 million
13 The Canary Cage 6.72 million
14 It’s A Window Filled Life 6.61 million

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