Britain's Biggest Families


Genre: Autumn/Winter 21, Reality


Duration: 1x60'


Year of Production: 2021


Production Company: One Tribe TV


Broadcaster: ITV, UK


Definition: HD


How do supersized families make ends meet?

This insightful documentary explores life for three of Britain's largest families – two with 11 children and one with nine - examining how each set of parents can afford to bring up their supersized broods and still celebrate all that family life throws at them. We also ask: Just what makes them want to keep going bigger and bigger with their ever-growing broods?

After the extraordinary pandemic year and its impact on family life, many households have had their budgets squeezed, but what happens to the ‘Bank of Mum & Dad’ when you live your life on a supersized scale…but not always on a supersized budget? Following our three large families, we see how they manage their growing broods on very different budgets: from the day-to-day running of their homes to returning to school and celebrating birthdays, Christmas, and family days out. With so many children, how is it possible to cater for the priciest and most precious moments in the family calendar and make sure nobody misses out?