My Family

Season 6 Episode 8

The Heart of Christmas

Aired Thursday 8:30 PM Dec 25, 2006 on BBC
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Episode Summary

The Heart of Christmas
Ben tries to avoid Christmas in the Harper house hold but how far is he likely to take it? And how far will Alfie and Micheal take advantage of Ben's absence?

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    Clive Russell

    Clive Russell

    Professor Howard

    Guest Star

    Mike Walling

    Mike Walling


    Guest Star

    Raymond Sawyer

    Raymond Sawyer

    Mr Peterson

    Guest Star

    Tayler Marshall

    Tayler Marshall

    Kenzo Harper

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Abi: Susan, Roger and I have been talking, and, well, we've decided to take your advice and hold off on the kids.
        Susan: Oh, very wise.
        Roger: Yes, well, we couldn't agree, so we've decided to have a puppy instead. And we're gonna call him 'Ben'.
        Susan: Really.
        Abi: And if it's a bitch, 'Susan'.
        Susan: Thank you, I'm touched.

      • (Discussing Alfie's home brew.)
        Michael: Does it taste okay?
        Alfie: (carefully setting a small cup on the table) It tastes like 10 waif-like maidens are caressing your tongue. (Michael reaches for the drink) But don't get any on the table; it'll take the surface right off.

      • (Ben turns Christmas lights on followed by series of mini-explosions and total black-out in the house)
        Alfie: Mrs. Harper?
        Michael: Oi!
        Janey: Aw, who turned the hairdrier off?!
        Roger: I'm blind!
        Susan: Can we just have one year when this doesn't happen?
        Ben: It's tradition!

      • (Susan is shouting instructions to Ben who is behind the Christmas tree moving it back and forth)
        Susan: No, no, no no, that's not right, no, right, no, no... bit more to the left... whoa, whoa whoa, whoa, back a bit... no, no, too far... bit more to the right... no, it's better the way it was before.
        Ben: Are we positioning a tree or siting a cruise missile?!

    • NOTES (2)

      • US Transmission Dates: 9 December 2008 (Part 1) and 16 December 2008 (Part 2).

      • Opening titles: The opening sequence has been altered to reflect the Christmas theme of this episode. The characters appear as normal until the end when a small Santa appears in the top left corner, jumps and gestures towards the logo. The 'i' in the logo changes to show a drawing of a tree and the top half od each main character all change to appear as caricatures of snowmen. Additionally the music has also been altered with a sleigh bell backing and a quick bar from the carol 'Deck the Halls'.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)