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


BBC One sitcom about a family. 35 episodes (5 series), 2007 - 2016. Stars Hugh Dennis, Claire Skinner, Tyger Drew-Honey, Daniel Roche and others.

Series 3, Episode 5 is repeated on W on Saturday at 7pm.

Series 1, Episode 6

Five-year-old Karen decides she's had enough of mum's nagging and announces that she's leaving home to go to Spain, or possibly Greenland.

Further details

Meanwhile, preparations are in full swing for a dinner party, and dad agrees to let Ben crack some eggs - which is a huge mistake.

As the guests arrive, Ben gets his first taste of gin and mum gets some unwelcome news from Angela. The drink soon loosens some tongues, and things are said that can never be taken back. The dinner party becomes a disaster zone, and, this time, the parents can't blame any of it on the kids!

Broadcast details

Wednesday 5th September 2007
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Hugh Dennis Pete
    Claire Skinner Sue
    Tyger Drew-Honey Jake
    Daniel Roche Ben
    Ramona Marquez Karen
    Samantha Bond Auntie Angela
    Guest cast
    Vineeta Rishi Kuj
    Silas Carson Ravi
    Writing team
    Guy Jenkin Writer
    Andy Hamilton Writer
    Production team
    Guy Jenkin Director
    Andy Hamilton Director
    Guy Jenkin Producer
    Andy Hamilton Producer
    Jimmy Mulville Executive Producer
    Nigel Williams Editor
    Graeme Story Production Designer
    Philip Pope Composer


    Karen leaves home

    Karen is leaving home and she is going to Spain, or Greenland... or Dorking.

    Featuring: Tyger Drew-Honey (Jake), Ramona Marquez (Karen), Samantha Bond (Auntie Angela).


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