Christmas Special - 2012 Christmas Special

The Brockman family have decided to foster a sense of community by throwing a Christmas party for their neighbours.

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In-Depth Episode Synopsis

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The Brockman family have decided to foster a sense of community by throwing a Christmas party for their neighbours.

Festivities do not go as smoothly as planned. Gran springs a surprise visit on Pete and the family whilst Jake seems to have fallen in with the wrong crowd.

Karen would rather be chatting online with virtual friends than taking part in the celebrations. Ben is enthusiastically left in charge of the party games, ranging from Swingball to blind football, and we're introduced to a raft of colourful guests including their opinionated neighbour Norris, a traumatised ex-weatherman Ray, Jane - whose love life is a disaster zone - and the most unwelcome of guests, a seasonal gastric virus.

Happy Christmas one and all!

Outnumbered. Image shows from L to R: Ben (Daniel Roche), Jake (Tyger Drew-Honey), Pete (Hugh Dennis), Sue (Claire Skinner), Karen (Ramona Marquez). Image credit: Hat Trick Productions.

First Broadcast Details

Date:
Mon 24th December 2012
Time:
9:35pm
Channel:
BBC One
Ratings:
7.84 million viewers (31.4% audience share)
Length:
40 minutes

Main Repeats

  • Thu 2nd Jan 2014 (8:05pm, Gold)
  • Thu 10th Jul 2014 (8:10pm, Gold)
  • Fri 11th Jul 2014 (4:10pm, Gold)
  • Fri 14th Nov 2014 (10:05pm, Gold)

Episode Cast & Crew

Regular Cast
Hugh Dennis ... Pete
Claire Skinner ... Sue
Tyger Drew-Honey ... Jake
Daniel Roche ... Ben
Ramona Marquez ... Karen
Guest Cast
Hattie Morahan ... Jane (Flaky Neighbour)
Rosalind Ayres ... Gran (Sandra - Pete's Mum)
Sanjeev Bhaskar ... Ray
Mark Heap ... Norris
Sarah Woodward ... Mary
Susannah Doyle ... Tatiana
Bob Cryer ... PC Dixon
Writing Team
Guy Jenkin ... Writer
Andy Hamilton (I) ... Writer
Production Team
Guy Jenkin ... Director
Andy Hamilton (I) ... Director
Guy Jenkin ... Producer
Andy Hamilton (I) ... Producer
Pat Lees ... Producer
Jimmy Mulville ... Exec Producer
Graeme Story ... Production Design
Mark Williams (II) ... Editor

Video Clip From This Episode

It's Festive and Christmassy

Preparations are underway for Mum's Christmas party with the neighbours.

Featuring: Hugh Dennis (Pete), Claire Skinner (Sue), Tyger Drew-Honey (Jake), Daniel Roche (Ben).

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