An undoubted highlight of Christmas TV will be the Outnumbered special, featuring the return of TV's favourite dysfunctional family after a three year break

The Brockman family will be reuniting after a three-year break for a special Christmas episode of the hit television comedy Outnumbered.

Stars Hugh Dennis, Claire Skinner, Tyger Drew-Honey, Daniel Roche and Ramona Marquez will resume their roles as the family of five for the new 40-minute episode on BBC.

Set on Boxing Day, the Brockmans will face all sorts of problems as they try to take on a special mission for Granddad. 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.

 

This was the gang almost five years ago.

 

Hugh, who plays grumbling father Pete, said: “I can’t wait to rejoin our TV nucleus and what better place to experience the full joy of family life than stuck in the family car.”

Claire, who will be picking up her role as frazzled mum Sue, added: “I am so happy to be back dipping into the Brockmans’ lives again – it is like putting on a big comfy jumper.”

Created by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, guest stars on the special programme will include Daisy Edgar-Jones (Cold Feet), Ruth Madeley (The Level), Mark Benton (The Halcyon), Katherine Jakeways (Tracey Ullman), Martin Trenaman (PhoneShop) and Miles Jupp (Rev).