The Family is a 1974 BBC television series made by producer Paul Watson, and directed by Franc Roddam. It was a fly-on-the-wall documentary, seen by many as the precursor to reality television.

It followed the Wilkins family of six (led by Margaret and Terry, who divorced in 1978) of Reading, through their daily lives, warts and all, and culminated in the marriage of one of the daughters, which was attended by fans and paparazzi alike.

The show was the basis of a parody in Monty Python's Flying Circus - their very last episode, which aired 5 December 1974, featured a sketch called "The Most Awful Family in Britain 1974".

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