Outnumbered (2007–2016)
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The School Run 

It is a Tuesday morning for the Brockmans, and the children are getting ready to go back to school.


Andy Hamilton (by), Guy Jenkin (by)


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Episode complete credited cast:
Claire Skinner ... Sue
Hugh Dennis ... Pete
Tyger Drew-Honey ... Jake
Daniel Roche ... Ben
Ramona Marquez ... Karen


Schoolmaster Pete Brockman and his wife Sue, a part-time P.A.,feel 'outnumbered' by their three children - Jake,a worrier,about to start secondary school,five-year-old Karen,inquisitive about everything and Ben,at seven already a compulsive liar. It's back to school and Ben is claiming it's Show and Tell. He wants to take Pete's drill to school and Pete has to give him a fiver to stop him. Having demonstrated the use of a fork as a weapon Karen is discovered to have nits in her hair and wants to keep one as a pet. Sue sends her boss Veronica a less than polite email and blames it on Ben though she comes clean to Pete,who also admits to the bribe. He then makes a secret phone call. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy | Drama


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Pete: Ah, the old "what I did in the holidays" composition. I don't think our English department does that. I don't think year 7s know how to spell car-jacking.
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The School Run
14 January 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Looking back at the opening episode of Outnumbered you are struck by how young the children when it started.

History teacher Pete Brockman and his wife Sue who works part time have to deal with their three inquisitive children and the first day of term at secondary school for their eldest, 11 year old Jake who is nervous about the new school.

Seven year old Ben appears to be more mischievous wanting to take his dad's power drill to school and 5 year old Karen asks questions about everything anything, sometimes even the awkward ones.

Everything is chaotic for the first day at school like trying to find the car keys and Jake gets more worried.

The show was a mixture of scripted comedy and instructed improvisation from the children which Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner had to react to. Easier for Dennis as he started out as a comedian.

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28 August 2007 (UK) See more »

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