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Happy Families
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Love them or hate them, there’s no one else quite like them. 

Using the latest fixed rig filming techniques, the award-winning creators behind Educating Essex sweep across the country, and invite you to settle into the households of four very different families to see how they live, love and laugh. The result is an intimate and unprecedented insight to the inner workings of the modern family.

With cameras placed throughout each home, every moment from breakfast to bedtime is captured. From child birth to marriage, breadline to middle class comfort, everyday quarrels to unforgettable memories, there is a universal theme at the heart of each home revealing what makes them the same and sets them apart. 

In Kent, there’s the Othen-Alexanders, a large step-family of ten bursting at the seams; in Nottingham, the family home and business of the Tahirs – a modern Muslim family; Fareham, Hampshire meets the Chalks who have an impending birth in the family; and in Blackburn, young couple Kris and Mel are preparing to renew their vows.

Each unique episode is interwoven with stories from all the contributors.

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Incredibly attractive to female viewers, notably, a young female demographic: 16 – 24 Women, with an 11% increase on the slot average.

The series peaked with 3.3 million viewers, 15.6% share. 



“The characters are so charming and the stories so touching that you’ll laugh and cry along with them.” Time Out


“Want a slice of family life that is more realistic than any sitcom or TV drama? This new four-parter is the answer.” TV Times