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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. 35 episodes (5 series), 2007 - 2014. Stars Hugh Dennis, Claire Skinner, Tyger Drew-Honey, Daniel Roche, Ramona Marquez, Samantha Bond, David Ryall and others.

New Christmas special to follow.

Christmas Special - 2012 Christmas Special

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

Full synopsis

Outnumbered. Norris (Mark Heap). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

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). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Broadcast details

Monday 24th December 2012
40 minutes
7.84 million viewers (31.40% audience share)


  1. Tuesday 24th December 2013 at 22.45
  2. Wednesday 25th December 2013 at 01.20 on BBC1 Scot
  3. Wednesday 1st January 2014 at 21.00 on Gold
  4. Thursday 2nd January 2014 at 20.05 on Gold
  5. Thursday 10th July 2014 at 20.10 on Gold
  6. Friday 11th July 2014 at 16.10 on Gold
  7. Friday 14th November 2014 at 22.05 on Gold
  8. Wednesday 17th December 2014 at 22.00 on Gold
  9. Thursday 18th December 2014 at 20.00 on Gold
  10. Saturday 5th December 2015 at 18.10 on Gold
  11. Sunday 6th December 2015 at 11.05 on Gold
  12. Thursday 17th December 2015 at 21.30 on Gold
  13. Friday 18th December 2015 at 13.10 on Gold
  14. Monday 21st March 2016 at 22.40 on Gold
  15. Tuesday 22nd March 2016 at 02.05 on Gold
  16. Monday 16th May 2016 at 12.45 on Gold
  17. Monday 16th May 2016 at 19.25 on Gold

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 Writer
Production team
Guy Jenkin Director
Andy Hamilton Director
Guy Jenkin Producer
Andy Hamilton Producer
Pat Lees Producer
Jimmy Mulville Exec Producer
Graeme Story Production Designer
Mark Williams Editor


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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