Outnumbered is a British sitcom. Airing on BBC One since 2007, it stars Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner as a father and mother outnumbered by their three children (played by Tyger Drew-Honey, Daniel Roche and Ramona Marquez). There have been five series to date: 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2014 (currently airing).
Produced by Hat Trick Productions, Outnumbered is written, directed and produced by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, although parts of the show are semi-improvised. The adult actors learn scripts, but the children are given last-minute instructions by the writers instead. This happened until the Christmas Special 2012 where the child actors now learn and act to the scripts.
The programme has received critical acclaim for its semi-improvisational scripting and realistic portrayal of children and family life.