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S4-E1 The Funeral

S4-E1 The Funeral



Weird, isn’t it, that on the same night that My Family, BBC1’s old-style sitcom about the comic domestic trials of the middle-class Harper family, quietly shuffles off TV’s mortal coil the new series of Outnumbered, BBC1’s semi-improvisational and much more realistic domestic comedy about the middle-class Brockman family, starts a new series.

Over the previous three series the show’s young stars have honed their adult-baiting antics to perfection, while the weary, defeated or bemused expressions on the faces of Claire Skinner and Hugh Dennis ring ever more true. The family are attending Uncle Bob’s funeral in this episode. “The important thing to remember is that it’s not a sad day,” Sue tries to tell Karen, who very reasonably retorts, “Well, it is for Uncle Bob.” Ben, meanwhile, insists he’s been to a cremation before – except Pete points out that it was actually a hog roast. Not surprisingly, the vicar (John Sessions) wishes they’d never come.


The Brockmans have to make some tough decisions about work and video games, as well as who to take to a family funeral - an event that has the vicar wishing none of them had ever come. Comedy, starring Hugh Dennis, Claire Skinner and Tyger Drew-Honey.

Cast & Crew

Sue Claire Skinner
Pete Hugh Dennis
Jake Tyger Drew-Honey
Ben Daniel Roche
Karen Ramona Marquez
Gran Rosalind Ayres
Vicar John Sessions
Bernard Nigel Pegram
Director Andy Hamilton
Director Guy Jenkin
Producer Andy Hamilton
Producer Guy Jenkin
Writer Andy Hamilton
Writer Guy Jenkin
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