Outnumbered

2012 Christmas Special

Radio Times
Review by:
Emma Sturgess

Last year the Brockmans decided to go away for Christmas: this year they’re throwing a party at the heart of their community. But the bosom of the neighbourhood is not as pillowy and restful as they might like. The guests include Norris, who has opinions; Ray, who used to be a weatherman and doesn’t seem to have coped well afterwards;
and Jane, whose romantic life is unmanageable.

Gran turns up for a surprise visit, Karen is online most of the time and at the window, there’s the gentle, then insistent, tap-tap of a winter virus. There’s only so much spirit-lifting a gathering of neighbours can be expected to do. For everything else, there’s Ben and his party games. Christmas Swingball, anyone?

About this programme

The Brockmans do their bit for the community by throwing a party for their friends and neighbours - but things do not go as planned. Jake seems to have fallen in with a bad crowd, Karen would rather be chatting online and Pete's mum has turned up unexpectedly. The guests include Sue's friend Jane, whose love life is a disaster, traumatised ex-weatherman Ray and opinionated neighbour Norris. Sanjeev Bhaskar and Mark Heap guest star in this festive special of the domestic comedy from 2012, with Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner.

Cast and crew

Cast

Pete
Hugh Dennis
Sue
Claire Skinner
Jake
Tyger Drew-Honey
Ben
Daniel Roche
Karen
Ramona Marquez
Gran
Rosalind Ayres
Jane
Hattie Morahan
Norris
Mark Heap
Ray
Sanjeev Bhaskar
Mary
Sarah Woodward
Tatiana
Susannah Doyle
PC Dixon
Bob Cryer

Crew

Director
Andy Hamilton
Director
Guy Jenkin
Executive Producer
Jimmy Mulville
Executive Producer
Gregor Sharp
Producer
Andy Hamilton
Producer
Guy Jenkin
Writer
Andy Hamilton
Writer
Guy Jenkin
Categories
Sitcom

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