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Filming begins on Outnumbered festive Special

Outnumbered Christmas Special

(C) Hat Trick

The BBC has released a new picture of the Brockman family as filming commences on the upcoming Outnumbered Christmas Special

After three year gap, Hugh Dennis (Fleabag, Not Going Out) and Claire Skinner (Inside No. 9, Critical), return as parents, Pete & Sue Brockman, to their now all grown kids, Jake, Ben and Karen – played by Tyger Drew-Honey (Cuckoo, Tyger Takes On), Daniel Roche (Casualty, Little Crackers) and Ramona Marquez (Enid, The King’s Speech), in a forty-minute Christmas Special. 

Daisy Edgar-Jones (Cold Feet), Ruth Madeley (The Level), Mark Benton (The Halcyon), Katherine Jakeways (Tracey Ullman), Martin Trenaman (PhoneShop) and Miles Jupp (Rev) will also guest star.

It’s Boxing Day and the Brockman family have to carry out a special mission for Grandad. They encounter car problems, child problems, parent problems, emotional problems and World War Two. If the adults can’t sort things out the children will have to. Like all families, everything has changed and everything remains the same.

The comedy is made by Hat Trick Productions and written, produced and directed by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin (Power Monkeys, Drop The Dead Donkey). 

Hugh Dennis comments: “I can’t wait to re-join our TV nucleus, and what better place to experience the full joy of family life than stuck in the family car.”

Claire Skinner adds: “I am so happy to be back dipping into the Brockmans’ lives again – it is like putting on a big comfy jumper.”