Outnumbered

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Outnumbered
Genre Sitcom
Created by Andy Hamilton
Guy Jenkin
Developed by Hat Trick Productions
Directed by Andy Hamilton
Guy Jenkin
Starring Hugh Dennis
Claire Skinner
Tyger Drew-Honey
Daniel Roche
Ramona Marquez
Samantha Bond
David Ryall
Rosalind Ayres
Country of origin United Kingdom
Language(s) English
No. of series 4
No. of episodes 27 (+ 6 shorts) (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Jon Rolph
Producer(s) Andy Hamilton
Guy Jenkin
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel

BBC One

BBC One HD
Original run 28 August 2007 (2007-08-28) – present
Other websites
Official website

Outnumbered is a British sitcom shown on BBC One. It began on 28 August 2007 and is partly improvised. It is about a middle-class family of five who live in a house in suburban south London. Hugh Dennis plays the father, Pete, who is a history teacher. Claire Skinner plays the mother, Sue, who is a part-time personal assistant. Tyger Drew-Honey plays the elder son, Jake, whose main interest is teenage girls. Daniel Roche plays the younger son, Ben, who has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Ramona Marquez plays the daughter, Karen, who is intelligent and asks a lot of questions.

Awards[change | edit source]

Outnumbered was nominated for the 2008 "Broadcast Award" for "Best Comedy Programme".[1] It lost the award to The Thick of It.[2]

The show was given the "British Comedy Guide Editors' Award" in The Comedy.co.uk Awards 2007[3] and the "Best Returning British TV Sitcom" in The Comedy.co.uk Awards 2008, beating Peep Show by six votes.[4]

In 2009, it won the Royal Television Society Award for "Scripted Comedy",[5] and two Broadcasting Press Guild Awards in the same year: "Best Comedy/Entertainment" and the "Writer's Award".[6] Outnumbered also won 3 awards at the 2009 British Comedy Awards: Best Sitcom, Best British Comedy and Best Female Newcomer for Ramona Marquez.

At the National Television Awards in 2011, Outnumbered was nominated for Best Comedy but lost out to Benidorm. It was nominated again the following year and won.

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