2.4 Children was BBC British comedy series than ran during the 90's. It was written by Andrew Marshall. It never really fitted into any particular genre of comedy. It was too surreal and dark to be called mainstream. Yet it wouldn't really be called alternative. It would fit more into similar humour as the One Foot In The Grave, black comedy mixed with surrealism and drama. The main characters were Bill, the sensible mother. Ben the loving but irresponsible father. Jenny, their rather stroppy teenage daughter. Lastly weird kid David, who takes after his dad. There's also Gran Bette, played wonderfully by Liz Smith. Often Gran is seen as being more trouble than her teenage grandchildren. She seems to take pleasure in giving out useless advice such as "don't give children salad, it's full of genetically mollified vegetables" I think she will strike a chord with many people, giving a 17 year old boy 50p and telling him not to spend it all on sweeties! I enjoyed watching it alot and when I see re-reuns of it now, I think how cleverly written it was. The BBC haven't treated the series well. I don't remember there ever being any trailers to advertise it being on. I don't think it got repeated very often, it's never shown on BBC now. Not all the series are available on DVD, this was because of supposed lack of interest. But I'm sure I can't be the only one to remember this as being one of the highlights of 90's TV.