The cast of classic BBC comedy My Family have had a very auspicious reunion.
The One Show's Alex Jones and Alex Scott hosted a virtual reunion with My Family's on-screen parents Zoë Wanamaker and Robert Lindsay and their TV son, Kris Marshall, on Wednesday (May 20).
The trio were coming together to promote the re-airing of My Family episodes returning to their classic timeslot on Friday nights during the lockdown as a way to keep BBC viewers entertained.
Alex Jones jokingly introduced the trio as "dysfunctional", and right she was! Zoë defied the watershed when explaining how My Family stood apart from other British sitcoms.
"The first [episode], I thought that was brilliant writing," she explained. "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 tits and arse."
The comment went along without mention from the presenters, but Robert could presumably be seen laughing at the pre-watershed swearing in his video feed.
One Show viewers also caught the cheeky description of My Family:
I wonder how many people are going to complain to ofcom because she just said "tits and arse" #TheOneShow— Lee Clayton (@Lee__Clayton) May 20, 2020
Tits & Arses qualifies for the No Apology Needed list now then!? #TheOneShow— Frank Flange (@tackmethen) May 20, 2020
Don’t suppose #TheOneShow we’re ready for “tits & arse” to be mentioned, on tonight’s family viewing show 😬 lol— Jane Larcombe (@JaneLarcombe54) May 20, 2020
What would a My Family reunion be without a little swearing?
Robert has long been opposed to the possibility of an actual revival, telling Digital Spy in 2018 that the cast were all too old to return even for a one-off special.
"Oh no! No, no, no, no. That's gone now," he insisted. "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, from writer Fred Barron, originally aired for 11 series between 2000 and 2011.
My Family airs at 8pm on Friday nights on BBC One.
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