Watch Outnumbered Season 3
aired: Wed, May 19, 2010
Mum and Dad struggle to put things right between them, but Karen is unimpressed by their behavior. She is worried by her vital role in the school concert, while Ben is busy recreating the assault on Everest on the stairs.
aired: Wed, May 12, 2010
The last time Mum’s sister, Auntie Angela came to visit, it all ended in disaster. Now she is back to show off the American therapist she has married. Dad is determined to avoid a major incident as they all go out to dinner.
aired: Wed, May 5, 2010
Dad is suffering from a terrible hangover, and it seems worse as he struggles against a rising tide of superstition, astrology and conspiracy theories that seem to be taking over the family. Ben takes time off from re-enacting the crusades.
The Tennis Match
aired: Wed, Apr 21, 2010
Karen recreates ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, Ben takes a close interest in Dad’s medical tests, Mum thinks Jake’s healthy interest in girls is becoming unhealthy, and the ghost of John McEnroe hovers over Dad’s Saturday morning game of tennis.
aired: Wed, Apr 14, 2010
When Mum finds an inappropriate image on the family computer, an investigation begins. Gran is still staying and Dad is horrified at the thought of having a heart to heart with her. Karen is convinced that she has won half a million pounds.
The Family Outing
aired: Wed, Apr 7, 2010
Gran takes the Brockman family for a day out seeing the sights of London. But when Ben sees Trafalgar Square, it turns out he has a singular vision of what happened at the Battle of Trafalgar.
Watch Outnumbered Season 2
Codename: The Long Night
aired: Fri, Dec 26, 2008
In the last of the series, the Brockman family have a very restless night. Ben has just been to casualty, Karen is staying up writing an angry letter to the Prime Minister asking him to fire her teacher and Jake is providing alibis for his girlfriend.
Codename: The Football Match
aired: Fri, Dec 19, 2008
This week, six-year-old Karen is preoccupied with the exact whereabouts of Satan, and Ben falls foul of a hardline football referee. Meanwhile, Dad is asked to write some propaganda, Mum tries to compete with the impossibly perfect supermum next door .
Codename: The Night Out
aired: Fri, Dec 12, 2008
This comic celebration of the chaos of family life continues with Mum and Dad trying to have a quiet meal out.
Codename: The Airport
aired: Fri, Dec 5, 2008
Pete and Sue find themselves in every parent’s ultimate nightmare – trapped in a foreign airport with three bored young children (and an increasingly bewildered granddad).
Codename: The Old Fashioned Sunday
aired: Fri, Nov 28, 2008
Another celebration of parental incompetence as Pete and Sue attempt to ban TV and have an old-fashioned Sunday, with traditional parlour games like Pellmanism and Scissors-Paper-Velociraptor.
Codename: The Dead Mouse
aired: Fri, Nov 21, 2008
More uncannily realistic comedy as six-year-old Karen mourns the death of a mouse, eight-year-old Ben stands for election as class rep and older brother Jake triggers his mum’s she-tiger instincts by bringing a girl home for tea.
Watch Outnumbered Season 1
The Dinner Party
aired: Tue, Sep 4, 2007
Five-year-old Karen decides she's had enough of mom's nagging and announces that she's leaving home, for Spain, or possibly Greenland. As the guests arrive for a dinner party, Ben gets his first taste of gin and Mom gets some unwelcome news from Angela. The dinner party becomes a disaster zone - and this time the parents can't blame any of it on the kids.
The Mystery Illness
aired: Mon, Sep 3, 2007
Ben's on the case again - this time he's got a mystery illness and says he is far too ill to go to school. Auntie Angela is dumped by her boyfriend and the family rally round to cheer her up in the best way they know how, sparking off a discussion about Nazis and rat bags. Meanwhile, Dad's problem at the school is becoming public knowledge and he begins to wonder if he might be out of a job.
The Quiet Night-In
aired: Sun, Sep 2, 2007
Ben's fibbing goes to a whole new level as parents at a school soccer match begin to compliment Dad on his new friendship. A romantic night in for Mom and Dad doesn't go to plan, as Karen has a friend over whose mom is more than an hour late picking her up. As their evening recedes into the distance, Jake expressed his fear about his friend's parents' divorce.
The City Farm
aired: Wed, Aug 29, 2007
Stuck on the highway, Mom tries to keep the peace in a car containing a new-age Auntie, a bewildered Grandfather, three fractious kids and several full bladders. Later at the urban Farm, discussions about death, heaven, racism, bird flu and granddad lead to raised tempers, which boil over in the living hell that is a gift shop.
The Special Bowl
aired: Tue, Aug 28, 2007
The celebration of parental incompetence continues, with the problems piling up for Mom and Dad. Their little girl is outwitting them in negotiations about what she will condescend to eat, and seven-year-old Ben is further developing his extraordinary talent for lying. In addition, Dad has strayed into a job-threatening controversy at school, while Mom is starting a turf war with her sister.
The School Run
aired: Mon, Aug 27, 2007
It's a typically unpredictable day in the rollercoaster of life with three small children; a regal five-year-old girl with a talent for interrogation, a seven-year-old boy who could out-fib Jeffrey Archer, and an eleven-year-old who is gearing up for his scary first day at secondary school. Mom and Dad attempt to raise their kids with the minimum amount of emotional damage for all concerned