2point4 children is a 1990s British sitcom that was created and written by Andrew Marshall. It follows the lives of the Porter family; an average family that is persistently faced with surreal situations and sheer bad luck.
The show was originally broadcast on BBC One from 1991 to 1999, and ran for eight series, ending in a special Millennium edition that would be the last due to the death of Gary Olsen, who died from cancer in 2000. The show is now repeated regularly in the UK on Gold, and in Australia on UKTV.
The title of the show refers to the once average size of a UK family. There are two children in the Porter family, however Andrew Marshall has indicated that the father, Ben, could be considered almost another child, making up the “point four”.
The show regularly picked up large audiences of up to 14 million in the early 1990s, with an average of between 6 – 9 million, the final episode was viewed by 9.03 million people.
In 1997 a remake of the show debuted in the Netherlands: ‘Kees & Co’ starring Simone Kleinsma.