Welcome to the Family, today, 7.30pm, LifeStyle You+2

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Anyone familiar with the career of Chicago comedian Bernie Mac, who narrates this show, will be aware that it is quite old - he died aged 50 in 2008.

It was filmed for NBC as the pilot of what was planned to be a series to be made by Mac and producer Ben Silverman (The Office, The Biggest Loser) and is a reality take on Mac's 2005 movie Guess Who, which was in turn based on the classic Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Heather, 29, and Harpreet, 30, who have been going out together for 16 months, obviously are well suited and are talking of marriage.

The problem is that she comes from a devout Christian Reform family and he is a Sikh and the only son of a traditional family.

She goes to spend three days with his family and he does the same with hers. It was never going to be easy - her father practically choked on his food when he heard they planned to marry - but it gets a lot worse when dad starts talking about people going to hell for eternity.

Pam Brown