I avoided this show for quite a while until I saw a couple of episodes as part of in-flight entertainment in 2010 and immediately became hooked.
Outnumbered is a part scripted, part improvised awarding winning show about the lives of two parents (Claire Skinner and Hugh Dennis) and their three children as they go about their daily lives. Guy Jenkins and Andy Hamilton (the directors) have said that the scenes with the children are improvised to give the show a sense of realism. This is something that has made this show so popular....it rings true to life! Thne way the family interact, what the children and adults do, it all seems very realistic.
The acting is top notch and the children really do steal the show. This is great and is really worth watching. I am sure that it will become a flag ship show and will remain popular amoung audiences for years to come.