Outnumbered

Series 4 - Episode 3

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

It’s eerily quiet in the Brockman household. Karen’s staying overnight with her fashion-mad friend Tanya, pretending to be the new Gok Wan; Ben’s terrorising the other kids and their teacher at an activity camp; while Jake’s out with his band mates, doing whatever teenage boys do. “It’s not natural!” whimpers Sue, visualising how empty life will be when it’s just her and Pete. Even the prospect that they could have sex during the day isn’t helping.

Except that they’re not completely alone. Archie is staying with them and although he doesn’t argue or answer back or ask impossible questions as the kids do (after all, he is a dog), he’s a bit of a comedy star, acting as a wonderfully doleful, four-legged straight man to Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner.

About this programme

3/6. Karen attends a sleepover and Ben stays at an adventure camp, offering harassed parents Pete and Sue a glimpse of what life will be like after the children leave home for good. Comedy, starring Hugh Dennis, Claire Skinner and Daniel Roche.

Cast and crew

Cast

Pete
Hugh Dennis
Sue
Claire Skinner
Ben
Daniel Roche
Jake
Tyger Drew-Honey
Karen
Ramona Marquez
Mr Hunslet
David Troughton
Mr Henderson
Phil Nice
Mrs Henderson
Stella Gonet

Crew

Director
Andy Hamilton
Director
Guy Jenkin
Producer
Andy Hamilton
Producer
Guy Jenkin
Writer
Andy Hamilton
Writer
Guy Jenkin
Categories
Sitcom