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.

Press Clippings

Which is the best Christmas special of all time?

As the festive TV schedules are received with the usual grumbles, Amelia Tait gets scientific about what makes the perfect Christmas sitcom.

Amela Tait, i Newspaper, 22nd December 2018

Daniel Roche: Dennis and Skinner have dated for years

Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner sent loyal Outnumbered fans wild after they finally lifted the lid on their relationship just days ago. And their on-screen son Daniel Roche has shared even more insight into the pair's romance, as he has revealed the couple have been dating for 'years'.

Rianne Addo, Daily Mail, 3rd July 2018

Hugh Dennis opens up about romance with Claire Skinner

'I am very, very happy, we are so very happy,' he said, speaking at his London home yesterday.

Daily Mail, 1st July 2018

Outnumbered parents 'become real-life lovers'

Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner, who play Pete and Sue Brockman in the hit BBC1 sitcom, are said to have been quietly dating for over a year.

Zoe Shenton, The Mirror, 30th June 2018

How we made Outnumbered

'Once the kids were done filming, Hugh Dennis and I would do all the reaction shots to broom handles with wigs on'

Imogen Tilden, The Guardian, 1st May 2018

Hugh Dennis hints there'll be another Outnumbered

Hugh Dennis has hinted there will be another one-off special of TV comedy Outnumbered in the future.

Ellie Genower, The Sun, 1st April 2018

Hugh Dennis: 'Outnumbered may be back for more!'

"Hopefully there will be more Outnumbered in some form at some point. I really would like to do more, it's a lovely thing to do and it does feel like going home."

TV Times, 23rd March 2017

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2016 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2016 have been revealed. 60 shows are in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title. Voting is now open.

British Comedy Guide, 16th January 2017

Mrs Brown & Outnumbered among big iPlayer shows on Xmas

The most watched shows on the BBC iPlayer of Christmas were EastEnders, Mrs. Brown's Boys and Outnumbered. Last Tango in Halifax made the top 20.

Sarah Doran, Radio Times, 13th January 2017

My seasonal favourite, by far, was Outnumbered, a one-off reunion episode that played up to many modern cliches of yuletide. Who didn't enjoy Hugh Dennis's struggle with the ubiquitous Fitbit-style monitor which he had been given for Christmas? As barman Mark Benton put it: "Your heart rate has probably increased because you look at it so much..."

In typical pin-point, well-observed writing, the episode concluded with the family trying to scatter grandad's ashes while competing with a 19th-century German army re-enactment in a Surrey wood, with comic actor Miles Jupp hollering away like a barmy Bismarck. Is there another series in this comedy? Sure. "Outnumbered: The Fitbit Years."

David Stephenson, The Daily Express, 1st January 2017