‘Firmly established as a jewel in the BBC's comedy crown..’ The Daily Mail
“It remains by a long distance the finest mainstream British sitcom of recent years...’ The Guardian
Herein lies all four series and the 2009 Christmas special of Britain’s favourite comedy series, Outnumbered. That’s four school years of spookily familiar and often bafflingly surreal family dilemmas, traversed by Pete and Sue Brockman and their brood.
From the seemingly innocent, “can I have a biscuit?” to progressive theological debate, “what would Jesus do if someone stole his mobile?” Outnumbered has redefined the family comedy by bringing it closer to home.
2009 Christmas Special
“It's Boxing Day in the Brockman household and Santa has paid a visit, along with some burglars. While Mum and Dad try to maintain some festive spirit, Ben wreaks havoc with a mechanical hand, Jake argues the case for pirated music and Karen is busy writing New Year’s resolutions - not for herself, but for the rest of the family, and Barack Obama.
With guests arriving, some welcome, some not, the pressure is on Dad to get lunch on the table. But where’s Grandad?” Special Features
Series 1: Interviews with the cast, Andy Hamilton & Guy Jenkin
Series 2: Comic Relief Special, Out-takes, Extended Scenes, Deleted Scenes
Series 3: The Making of Series 3, The ‘Real’ Outnumbered, Sport Relief Sketch
Series 4: Alternative Scenes, Deleted Scenes and Comic Relief Sketch
Comic Relief and Sport Relief sketches appear courtesy of Comic Relief.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Alternative Footage, Anamorphic Widescreen, Box Set, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Deleted Scenes, Interactive Menu, Making Of, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Outnumbered is centred around the Brockmans, a middle class family living in south London, whose two parents are "outnumbered" by their three, somewhat unruly, children. The father, aged 48, Pete (Hugh Dennis), is a history teacher at an inner city school and the mother, aged 45, Sue (Claire Skinner), is a part-time personal assistant. The three children are: Jake (Tyger Drew-Honey), aged 16, whose teenage sarcasm and obsession with girls worries his mother, Ben (Daniel Roche) aged 11, who is hyperactive, a pathological liar, does unusual things, is constantly asking his parents if he is allowed to watch Little Britain, and is always coming up with hypothetical questions like "who would win in a fight between...", and Karen (Ramona Marquez), aged nine, who asks too many questions and who imitates a lot of what she sees on television. Other regular characters include Sue's 47 year old new age sister, Angela Morrison (Samantha Bond), and their father Frank (David Ryall), referred to as "Grandad", who is in the early stages of dementia. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, ...Outnumbered - Complete Series 1-4 - 6-DVD Box Set ( Out numbered - Complete Series One to Four )