Statistically, the Porters may just be an ordinary family. But there's nothing average about this razor-sharp comedy, an endearingly demented portrait of modern family life by Andrew Marshall, writer of the Emmy-winning Alexei Sayle's Stuff. Head of the household is Ben, a dedicated central-heating engineer and easy-going husband and father. His idea of helping in the house is to change TV channels, provided the remote control is within easy reach. Mainstay of the household is Bill, a full-time working wife and mother. In the few odd moments she gets time to think, she wonders whether life would be better if she were more like her long-time friend Rona, who has had more men than Imelda Marcos has had shoes. Daughter Jenny is a typical teenager, into boyfriends, pop music and vegetarianism. Last, but not least, there's David, the youngest member of the family and a chip off the old block. As Bill and Ben struggle with the demands of modern life, their offspring rush headlong through adolescence, increasingly embarrassed by their parents' chaotic lifestyle.