(Channel 4, 2010, 8 x 60')
"A biopsy slice of the immigrant experience... It was funny and it was life, as it's lived by a lot of us."
Inspired by Paul Watson's ground breaking documentary series in 1974, The Family is an intimate portrayal of the Adesina family in east London.
For two months, they allowed 28 cameras and 40 microphones to be installed in their house while we lived next door to film the twists and turns of ordinary family life. The resulting series was a moving portrayal of two very different generations living under the same roof.
Watch the full film below.
"Both simple and brilliant... eternally compelling... No novelist or poet could have put it better, nor could they come up with anything quite so richly entertaining as this simple look inside a modern British family." Daily Express
"Shows family love that's hard to replicate even in the best fiction." The Guardian, Pick of the Week
"A biopsy slice of the immigrant experience... It was funny and it was life, as it's lived by a lot of us." The Independent
Series Producer: Flavia Taylor
Assistant Producers: Cat Green, Nicola Comber, Dan Dewsbury, Samantha Carty, Katy McClellan, Marcus Hutchinson
Film Editors: Steve Barclay, Will Grayburn, Kate Spankie, Jay Taylor
Composer: Mat Davidson
Production Manager: Amanda Hibbitts
Gallery Directors: Mel Crawford, Jamie Langton
Executive Producers: Sanjay Singhal, Mark Roberts
Series Director: Olly Lambert