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Series 4, Episode 5

Outnumbered. Ben (Daniel Roche). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions
Mum is still convinced Jake has a secret. Ben is determined to enter a school talent competition with an unusual double act. Then a couple of surprise callers make life more difficult than usual for the family.

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Broadcast details

Thursday 29th September 2011
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 30th September 2011 10:35pm BBC1 Scot
Sunday 2nd October 2011 10:55pm BBC1
Sunday 2nd October 2011 11:40pm BBC1 Wales
Wednesday 1st February 2012 10:00pm BBC4
Thursday 2nd February 2012 1:55am BBC4
Monday 21st May 2012 9:00pm Gold
Monday 21st May 2012 11:40pm Gold
Sunday 25th November 2012 10:00pm Gold
Monday 26th November 2012 12:40am Gold
Thursday 29th November 2012 12:20pm W
Thursday 29th November 2012 6:20pm W
Friday 14th December 2012 8:30pm BBC1
Thursday 21st February 2013 7:00pm Gold
Thursday 21st February 2013 11:00pm Gold
Thursday 16th May 2013 9:40pm Gold
Friday 17th May 2013 6:20pm Gold
Wednesday 28th August 2013 8:00pm Gold
Thursday 29th August 2013 5:20pm Gold
Saturday 14th September 2013 12:20pm W
Sunday 15th September 2013 7:30am W
Sunday 2nd February 2014 1:10pm Gold
Thursday 5th June 2014 9:40pm Gold
Friday 6th June 2014 1:00am Gold
Wednesday 17th September 2014 10:00pm Gold
Thursday 18th September 2014 1:45am Gold
Thursday 2nd April 2015 11:20pm Gold
Friday 3rd April 2015 2:45am Gold
Friday 31st July 2015 2:20pm Gold
Monday 7th December 2015 2:30am Gold
Tuesday 10th May 2016 12:55pm Gold
Tuesday 10th May 2016 7:40pm Gold
Thursday 4th August 2016 7:00am Gold
Thursday 4th August 2016 12:10pm Gold
Saturday 20th August 2016 8:20pm W
Sunday 21st August 2016 6:40pm W
Saturday 1st October 2016 7:40pm W
Sunday 2nd October 2016 6:40pm W
Sunday 12th February 2017 6:40pm W
Sunday 16th July 2017 5:40pm W
Sunday 1st October 2017 7:20pm W
Saturday 23rd December 2017 8:50pm W
Sunday 24th December 2017 1:40am W
Thursday 8th February 2018 2:30am Gold
Saturday 16th June 2018 7:40pm W
Sunday 17th June 2018 4:40pm W
Saturday 25th August 2018 8:20pm W
Sunday 26th August 2018 6:30pm W
Friday 9th November 2018 9:35am Gold
Saturday 10th November 2018 8:40am Gold
Saturday 24th November 2018 6:00pm W
Sunday 25th November 2018 3:00pm W
Saturday 20th July 2019 8:20pm W
Sunday 21st July 2019 6:20pm W
Saturday 2nd November 2019 7:00pm W
Sunday 3rd November 2019 5:00pm W
Saturday 18th April 2020 6:35pm W
Sunday 19th April 2020 5:35pm W
Saturday 25th April 2020 8:15pm BBC1
Saturday 11th July 2020 6:40pm W
Sunday 12th July 2020 5:40pm W
Saturday 19th September 2020 5:30pm W
Sunday 20th September 2020 5:00pm W
Saturday 28th November 2020 5:40pm W
Sunday 29th November 2020 4:40pm W
Thursday 24th December 2020 1:55pm W
Saturday 29th May 2021 7:20pm W
Sunday 30th May 2021 6:20pm W
Saturday 7th August 2021 7:20pm W
Sunday 8th August 2021 6:20pm W
Saturday 16th October 2021 5:40pm W
Sunday 17th October 2021 3:40pm W
Wednesday 16th November 2022 7:40am Gold
Wednesday 16th November 2022 1:20pm Gold
Wednesday 16th November 2022 6:40pm Gold
Friday 17th March 2023 8:40am Gold
Friday 17th March 2023 12:40pm Gold
Saturday 18th March 2023 7:50am Gold

Cast & crew

Hugh Dennis Pete
Claire Skinner Sue
Tyger Drew-Honey Jake
Daniel Roche Ben
Ramona Marquez Karen
Samantha Bond Auntie Angela
Guest cast
Pip Torrens Armitage
Josephine Kook Clark Misty
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 Executive Producer
Mark Williams Editor
Graeme Story Production Designer
Philip Pope Composer


The Performing Dummy

Ben and Junior perform for Auntie Angela and Misty.

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: Samantha Bond (Auntie Angela), Daniel Roche (Ben) & David Lee (Surprised Walker).

Ben's Talent Contest

Ben is trying to find something original to do for this school talent show...

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: Hugh Dennis (Pete) & Daniel Roche (Ben).

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