My Family

Just when critics were saying the mainstream British sitcom was dead and buried, along came My Family, starring comedy veterans Robert Lindsay and Zoë Wanamaker and a stand-out performance from newcomer Kris Marshall. With lashings of sarcasm and more one-liners than Groucho Marx could shake a cigar at, the show found a massive audience and had a whopping eleven series run. A twist on the usual dysfunctional-but-loving family set-up, a team of writers (rather than just the usual one or two) ensured the gags came thick and fast and, of course, there's Robert Lindsay, whose exasperated face is a national treasure in itself.

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