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

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2007 - 2016
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
35 (5 series), plus 2 Sport Relief specials
Stars
Hugh Dennis, Claire Skinner, Tyger Drew-Honey, Daniel Roche, Ramona Marquez, Samantha Bond, David Ryall and Lorraine Pilkington
Writers
Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton
Directors
Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton
Producers
Guy Jenkin, Andy Hamilton, Pat Lees and Jimmy Mulville
Companies

Outnumbered is a semi-improvised sitcom based around a couple and their three young children.

Pete and Sue, the parents, are 'outnumbered' by their three children. The comedy follows the daily chaos of their life as they are locked in an un-equal contest with their three kids.

The kids are Karen, a regal young girl with a talent for interrogation; Ben, a boy who could out-fib Jeffrey Archer; and intelligent but moody teenager Jake.

The series observes the well-meaning parental incompetence that happens in most homes, as a beleaguered mum and dad attempt to raise their kids with the minimum of emotional damage for all concerned.

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 28th August 2007 at 10:35pm on BBC One
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • Wandsworth - Filmed on Dempster Road in Wandsworth
  • The Jolly Woodman (Burnham) - Pub in 2016 Christmas special. (Link)

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