Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin interview

OutnumberedRamona Marquez, Claire Skinner, Hugh Dennis, Daniel Roche and Tyger Drew-Honey in Outnumbered, written by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin (Photo: BBC/Hat Trick/Phil Fisk)

As they prepare for the launch of the new sitcom, Outnumbered, which starts tonight at 10.35pm on BBC One, writers Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin talk to Nigel Kendall in The Times.
What sets Outnumbered apart is its adoption of fly-on-the-wall camera techniques to give the series an almost documentary feel. The humour arises from the chaos of everyday family life, and as the parents, Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner wage a bemused and constant war against the tyranny of their offspring.

It’s a scenario that any parent will recognise, while nonparents will surely breathe a sigh of relief.

“Well,” says Hamilton, scratching his beard, “if there are long queues outside vasectomy clinics, we’ll know that it’s darker than we meant. We hope that there’s an honesty about it."

1 comment:

  1. Well I think it's great. Well done Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin and the improvising cast.
    Well done Hugh and Claire for never shouting at those kids, and despite everything, seeming to be nice parents.

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