WE have gone retro in our house when it comes to post school viewing.

CBBC is just not cutting it for the nine-year-old now she has stumbled across the early nineties sitcom Full House.

For the uninitiated, this is a terrible programme we were probably all saved from in Britain first time around because it was in the heady pre-satellite television days when we just had four channels to fill.

But it was huge in America and as a result it has recently returned with a follow-up series catching up with the characters.

The original programme centred around a widowed father enlisting his best friend and brother-in-law to help raise his three daughters.

John Stamos, who plays brother-in-law Jesse, was in the much-missed medical drama ER but you probably won't recognise anyone else unless you are fans of child stars turned fashion gurus Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen who starred as the youngest daughter Michelle.

The follow-up series, wittily entitled Fuller House, now includes peripheral friends and family all living together.

Once we had exhausted the first series of that, Netflix naturally offered us the chance to go back to where it all began.

Far from actually looking vintage - like some old programmes do - it just looks very dated.

The early nineties were not an era we will ever look back at and want to emulate in any way.

I have sat, with gritted teeth, through quite a few and they all seemed to have the same story.

It seems to be a theme of American sit-coms that the adults are all idiots around whom the children run rings whilst looking cute.

I now know the source material of every irritating “comedy” show shown on a loop on the Disney and Nickelodeon children’s channels.

Full House has a lot to answer for.