MY FAMILY RETURNS TO THE UK
Fifth series of the popular sitcom to air on BBC ONE
London 8 March 2004: The fifth series of hit British sitcom My Family, produced
by leading independent producer DLT Entertainment in association with Rude Boy
Productions, is airing in the UK from 19 March 2004.
Consisting of 13 episodes, the fifth series
will broadcast on Fridays in primetime. In addition, a specially commissioned
50th flash-back episode is airing on 12 March 2004, kicking off the new series
run on BBC ONE.
Last year proved to be
an exceptionally successful year for My Family with ratings figures from BARB
ranking it as the top sitcom running throughout 2003. DLT Entertainment also won
accolades for the popular show at the TV Quick Awards and the prestigious
National Television Awards. In addition, the company cracked the competitive
German market selling the format rights to My Family to RTL and also to Poland’s
Created by Fred Barron and
written by a team of writers, My Family stars highly acclaimed actors Robert
Lindsay and Zoë Wanamaker. The new episodes are written by an experienced team
of writers, headed by James Hendrie and Ian Brown and directed by Dewi
My Family is the UK’s
favourite sitcom, and the BBC’s most successful home-grown hit of recent years.
During the broadcast of its fourth season, which ended last year, it continued
to attract major audiences regularly winning its Friday night primetime slot
with a 35% share.
The series has
developed a dedicated viewership both in the UK and internationally, with sales
concluded in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Dubai, Eire, Estonia, Finland,
France, Germany, Holland, Iceland, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, New Zealand, Norway,
Poland, Romania, Slovenia, South Africa and Sweden. DLT Entertainment has the
worldwide format rights to the series and BBC Worldwide and DLT jointly handle
finished programme sales.
focuses on the life of Ben Harper, a moderately successful family man and
dentist. He is also undergoing a mid-life crisis and trying to cope with the
bizarre reality of raising his three, very different, teenage children.
Donald Taffner Jr, Vice President DLT
Entertainment says: “The fifth series of My Family will offer viewers hours of
laughter and we are confident it will continue to be ranked as the most-popular
sitcom in the UK.”
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distribution and production in the US, the UK and around the world, as well as
stage production in the US and in the UK.
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