Outnumbered

Series 4 - Episode 5

Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

There are points in a good episode when Outnumbered picks up enough farcical momentum to snowball into something glorious. Tonight it happens when three storylines intertwine. Revealing what two of them are would spoil things, but the third and funniest involves Ben trying to work out an act for his school talent contest.

Should he try sword swallowing? Or singing? (Daniel Roche does a fine Louis Armstrong.) Perhaps he should juggle lobsters and crabs? Or conduct a choir of parrots? The idea Ben finally settles on sends Roche off on a minor tour de force with some lovely old-school gags and comedy business that’s all his own.

About this programme

5/6. Ben is determined to enter a talent competition at school with an unusual double act, Sue suspects Jake is hiding something, and two unexpected callers complicate matters for the entire family. 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
Angela
Samantha Bond
Misty
Josephine Kook-Clark
Armitage
Pip Torrens

Crew

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

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