BBC’s My Family reunion takes chaotic turn as Zoë Wanamaker brazenly swears pre-watershed – The Sun

A REUNION for My Family descended into chaos when one of the show’s stars turned the airwaves blue.

The BBC has been reshowing classic episodes of the popular comedy in their former timeslot on Friday evenings.

The One Show celebrated the Harper family’s return to our screens last night with a virtual reunion between on-screen parents Robert Lindsay (Ben), Zoë Wanamaker (Susan) and their TV son, Kris Marshall (Nick).

However, Wanamaker failed to keep up the programme’s wholesome image when she swore live on air.

After host Alex Jones jokingly introduced the trio as "dysfunctional", Wanamaker defied the watershed when explaining what made My Family different from other British sitcoms.

The 71-year-old award-winning actress said: "The first [episode], I thought that was brilliant writing. 

"And also, we had Baz Taylor as our director, who was brilliant at editing it and putting it all together.
"The great thing about it was Fred Barron, who wrote it initially, and that's why I loved it. 

“It wasn't what I thought was English humour, which was t**s and a**e."

Neither Jones nor co-host Alex Scott picked up on it, but Robert could be seen sniggering in his video feed.

And some viewers certainly noticed, too, with a number of people commenting about it on Twitter.

One user asked: “T**s & a**e qualifies for the No Apology Needed list now then!?”

While another wrote: “Don’t suppose #TheOneShow were ready for “t**s & a**e” to be mentioned, on tonight’s family viewing show.”

And a third added: “I wonder how many people are going to complain to Ofcom.”

My Family, which was written by Fred Barron, originally aired for 11 series between 2000 and 2011.

It was voted 24th in the BBC's Britain's Best Sitcom in 2004 and was the most watched sitcom in the United Kingdom in 2008.

In terms of an actual revival, Lindsay has previously insisted that the cast were all too old to return – even for a one-off special.

The 70-year-old said in 2018: “Oh no! No, no, no, no. That's gone now. 

“The kids are 45! When the kids kinda went like that you went, 'Oh…'

"I don't like returning to things anyway. 

“I did My Family for a really long time and for reasons that I will not go into here. 

“One of which was Zoë 'cos I loved her so much.

“It was just a very convenient job – it was Pinewood Studios, which was just a hop, skip and jump from where I lived.”

My Family airs at 8pm on Friday nights on BBC One.

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