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Series 5, Episode 1

The Brockman family find themselves confronted with a new set of challenges, as the sitcom returns for a final series.

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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

Karen has started at secondary school, where she is struggling to make friends - despite her Mum inviting one home for a disastrous tea.

Ben has auditioned for the school show, Spartacus - The Musical, and has been cast as Spartacus himself, despite the fact that he has a voice like a walrus.

Jake has got himself an interesting new body decoration and Dad is keeping an eye on his wife's talent for explosive emails.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 29th January 2014
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 5th February 2014 9:00pm BBC1 Wales
Friday 15th August 2014 9:30pm BBC1
Wednesday 24th September 2014 10:00pm Gold
Thursday 25th September 2014 8:40pm Gold
Wednesday 8th April 2015 10:40pm Gold
Thursday 9th April 2015 2:15am Gold
Monday 3rd August 2015 8:20pm Gold
Tuesday 4th August 2015 2:20pm Gold
Tuesday 23rd February 2016 9:20pm Gold
Thursday 12th May 2016 12:55pm Gold
Thursday 12th May 2016 7:40pm Gold
Monday 8th August 2016 7:00am Gold
Monday 8th August 2016 12:55pm Gold
Saturday 8th October 2016 7:00pm W
Sunday 9th October 2016 5:00pm W
Sunday 19th February 2017 6:00pm W
Sunday 7th May 2017 5:00pm W
Sunday 14th May 2017 5:00pm W
Sunday 23rd July 2017 5:00pm W
Sunday 8th October 2017 6:00pm W
Tuesday 26th December 2017 3:40pm W
Saturday 1st September 2018 7:40pm W
Sunday 2nd September 2018 5:40pm W
Saturday 24th November 2018 7:20pm W
Sunday 25th November 2018 4:20pm W
Saturday 27th July 2019 7:40pm W
Sunday 28th July 2019 5:40pm W
Saturday 2nd November 2019 8:20pm W
Sunday 3rd November 2019 6:20pm W
Saturday 2nd May 2020 6:00pm W
Sunday 3rd May 2020 5:00pm W
Saturday 18th July 2020 6:00pm W
Sunday 19th July 2020 5:00pm W
Saturday 19th September 2020 6:50pm W
Sunday 20th September 2020 6:20pm W
Saturday 5th December 2020 5:00pm W
Sunday 6th December 2020 4:00pm W
Thursday 24th December 2020 3:15pm W
Saturday 5th June 2021 6:40pm W
Sunday 6th June 2021 5:40pm W
Saturday 14th August 2021 6:40pm W
Sunday 15th August 2021 5:40pm W
Saturday 23rd October 2021 5:00pm W
Sunday 24th October 2021 3:00pm W
Friday 18th November 2022 7:30am Gold
Friday 18th November 2022 1:20pm Gold
Friday 18th November 2022 6:40pm Gold
Tuesday 21st March 2023 8:50am Gold
Tuesday 21st March 2023 12:50pm Gold

Cast & crew

Hugh Dennis Pete
Claire Skinner Sue
Tyger Drew-Honey Jake
Daniel Roche Ben
Ramona Marquez Karen
Guest cast
Georgina Buckle Esme (Colleague)
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
Graeme Story Production Designer
Philip Pope Composer


School's tough

Mum is concerned that Karen isn't settling into big school.

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

Ben's audition news

Ben tells Mum and Dad about his audition for the lower school show.

Featuring: Hugh Dennis (Pete), Daniel Roche (Ben) & Claire Skinner (Sue).

Ben's Audition

Pete manages to avoid listening to Ben singing.

Featuring: Hugh Dennis (Pete), Daniel Roche (Ben) & Claire Skinner (Sue).

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