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Series 4 - Christmas Special

It's Christmas Day and the Brockman family have decided to escape the festivities and head for the sun, but fate seems determined to intervene...

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

It's Christmas Day and the Brockman family have decided to escape the festivities and head for the sun, but fate seems determined to intervene.

Grandad has been taken ill and is languishing in the hospital from hell. Karen has toothache so her special yuletide treat is a trip to an emergency dentist.

Ben is intent on getting into the Guinness Book of Records, preferably with a record involving knives, and their ditsy friend Jane is going to be looking after the house, with her ex-convict boyfriend. What can possibly go wrong?

Broadcast details

Saturday 24th December 2011
40 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 22nd December 2012 10:00pm Gold
Sunday 23rd December 2012 1:30am Gold
Thursday 23rd May 2013 9:40pm Gold
Friday 24th May 2013 6:05pm Gold
Friday 19th July 2013 8:30pm Gold
Saturday 20th July 2013 6:05pm Gold
Tuesday 17th December 2013 10:00pm Gold
Wednesday 18th December 2013 8:30pm Gold
Thursday 12th June 2014 9:40pm Gold
Friday 13th June 2014 1:05am Gold
Wednesday 9th July 2014 8:10pm Gold
Thursday 10th July 2014 4:10pm Gold
Wednesday 9th December 2015 8:55pm Gold
Thursday 10th December 2015 12:25am Gold
Saturday 19th November 2016 10:55am Gold
Friday 2nd December 2016 8:40am Gold
Friday 2nd December 2016 3:40pm Gold
Saturday 8th December 2018 7:15pm W
Sunday 9th December 2018 5:25pm W
Friday 14th December 2018 11:55am Gold
Friday 14th December 2018 3:25pm Gold
Thursday 20th December 2018 8:10am Gold
Friday 21st December 2018 8:05am Gold
Saturday 22nd December 2018 8:00pm W
Sunday 23rd December 2018 7:05pm W
Thursday 26th December 2019 8:05pm W
Friday 27th December 2019 11:05am W
Friday 27th December 2019 7:15pm W
Saturday 25th April 2020 6:05pm W
Sunday 26th April 2020 5:05pm W
Saturday 21st November 2020 4:00pm W
Sunday 22nd November 2020 3:00pm W
Wednesday 23rd December 2020 2:50pm W
Sunday 27th December 2020 3:10pm W
Saturday 4th September 2021 7:15pm W
Sunday 5th September 2021 5:05pm W
Monday 6th December 2021 8:20pm BBC1
Saturday 17th December 2022 8:00pm W
Friday 30th December 2022 8:00pm W
Saturday 31st December 2022 4:35pm W
Friday 31st March 2023 10:55pm W
Saturday 1st April 2023 9:55pm W
Sunday 10th December 2023 8:40pm W
Saturday 23rd December 2023 7:05pm W

Cast & crew

Hugh Dennis Pete
Claire Skinner Sue
Tyger Drew-Honey Jake
Daniel Roche Ben
Ramona Marquez Karen
David Ryall Frank (Grandad)
Guest cast
Hattie Morahan Jane (Flaky Neighbour)
Daisy Haggard Charlene
Sam Kelly Ron
Alice O'Connell Dr. Hughes
Nicholas Kahn Dentist
Okezie Morro Jason
Kitty Martin Maggie
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
Steve Tempia Editor
Mark Williams Editor
Graeme Story Production Designer
Philip Pope Composer


Christmas is over!

The Brockmans plan to go away for Christmas, but the kids aren't very happy about it.

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

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