Hugh Dennis on his hopes for the return of hit family sitcom Outnumbered
After more than two years away from our screens, the Christmas episode of BBC1’s award-winning comedy Outnumbered was one of the highlights of the festive schedule. Now Hugh Dennis, who plays long-suffering dad Pete Brockman, tells TV Times that, thankfully, it might not be the last we’ve seen of the accident-prone family.
"Hopefully there will be more Outnumbered in some form at some point. I really would like to do more, it’s a lovely thing to do and it does feel like going home," says Hugh, 55, who travelled across Kenya and Uganda to deliver life-saving supplies to Comic Relief projects for The Red Nose Convoy, which airs on BBC1 tonight at 9pm.
Just like the viewers though, Hugh admits that he still can’t quite believe how much the Brockman kids - Jake (Tyger Drew-Honey), Ben (Daniel Roche) and Karen (Ramona Marquez) - have grown.
"It doesn’t seem to matter how long it has been since the last series, you walk into the room and go, 'Oh look, it’s my children'," he says. "I don’t really recognise them though! I still have to get used to the height and size they are now and I think, 'Well I won’t be lifting you up!'"
The Red Nose Convoy airs tonight on BBC1 at 9pm
Caren has been a journalist specializing in TV for almost two decades and is a Senior Features Writer for TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and What’s On TV magazines and she also writes for What to Watch.
Over the years, she has spent many a day in a muddy field or an on-set catering bus chatting to numerous stars on location including the likes of Olivia Colman, David Tennant, Suranne Jones, Jamie Dornan, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Derek Jacobi as well as Hollywood actors such as Glenn Close and Kiefer Sutherland.
Caren will happily sit down and watch any kind of telly (well, maybe not sci-fi!), but she particularly loves period dramas like Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey and The Crown and she’s also a big fan of juicy crime thrillers from Line of Duty to Poirot.
In her spare time, Caren enjoys going to the cinema and theatre or curling up with a good book.
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