My Family

Season 5 Episode 10

While You Weren't Sleeping

Aired Thursday 8:30 PM May 21, 2004 on BBC
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While You Weren't Sleeping
Susan is increasingly annoyed at Ben's consistent snoring while she is trying to get to sleep and suggests 'alternative' ways to deal with the ordeal. However it doesn't seem to work and leads to a separation of beds. Both Ben and Susan then have 'perfect' freedom in their lives because of this, however Abi has seen this before, having witnessed 5 separations involving her dad. She feels that Ben and Susan are heading for divorce and is convinced she is the cause of all family breakups. Meanwhile, Janey has started her own shopping business from her old room while the boiler at her flat is being fixed and has become an 'assistant shopper' for both Abi and Michael.moreless

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Robert Lindsay

Robert Lindsay

Ben Harper

Daniela Denby-Ashe

Daniela Denby-Ashe

Janey Harper (Series 1 - 2, 5) [recurring series 3-4]

Gabriel Thomson

Gabriel Thomson

Michael Harper

Siobhan Hayes

Siobhan Hayes

Abi (Series 3-5)

Zoë Wanamaker

Zoë Wanamaker


Keiron Self

Keiron Self

Roger Bailey Jr

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  • QUOTES (2)

    • Ben: Look, Susan, I can't stand this anymore.
      Susan: Ben, I...
      Ben: Look, no, just let me speak, please. I just didn't sleep a wink last night, I kept waking all night thinking there was something missing, and, God help me, I think it was you. Please come back.
      Susan: Do you mean that?
      Ben: I'm afraid I do.
      Susan: You'd really rather be miserable with me than comfortable and alone?
      Ben: Isn't that what families are all about?

    • (Susan has taped Ben sleeping.)
      Ben: You taped me without my consent?
      Susan: Think of it as CCTV gone wild.
      Ben: Susan, that is a violation of the unwritten laws of marriage!
      Susan: So is burping during sex, but you still do it.

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