Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Richard and I have a new tv obsession.

Its a program on UKTV called Outnumbered.

Outnumbered is about the Brockman family of South London, whose two parents are "outnumbered" by their three somewhat unruly children. The father, Pete, (Hugh Dennis) works at an inner city school as a history teacher, and the mother, Sue, (Claire Skinner) is a part-time PA. The three children are eleven-year-old Jake (Tyger Drew-Honey), whose life seems fraught with anxieties, from starting at his new school to the world being sucked into a black hole (anxieties which cause his father even greater ones), seven-year-old Ben (Daniel Roche) who frequently tells lies and asks to watch Little Britain, and five-year-old Karen (Ramona Marquez) who asks too many questions. Other characters who regularly appear include Sue's new age 44-year-old sister, Angela Morisson, (Samantha Bond) and their father Frank, referred to as "Grandad", (David Ryall) who appears to be suffering from senility.

The kids are HILARIOUS. One of the kids in particular Ben, is so funny. Richard and I watch this show on Monday nights and scream with laughter. We spend the whole half an hour exchanging knowing looks and silently thinking 'oh my god...look what we have to look forward to'.

If I was a bit more blog savvy I would post a You Tube clip of the kids. I'll try and figure out how to do that when Liam goes to bed tonight.

1 comment:

April said...

Jo, it sounds hilarious. If you ever get a chance, check out My Family, particularly the first 3 seasons. Funny stuff! In the first 3 seasons, when Kris Marshall (From Love Actually...he was the guy who was going to America) was still in the show, there wasnt an episode where we didnt almost wet ourselves laughing!