Peter Brockman
Pete in series 5 (the final series)


48 (Series 5)


History Teacher

Place of Residence

19 Keely Road, London




Jake and Ben (son's), Karen (daughter)


Frank (father in law) Angela (sister in law) Tom (uncle) Victar (uncle) Bob (uncle, deased)


Sandra (mother), Ian (father

Portrayed by

Hugh Dennis

Peter "Bushido" Brockman, more commonly known as Pete, Dad, Daddy, is a fictional character in the television series, Outnumbered, and he is portrayed by Hugh Dennis.

Characterisation Edit

Pete is the father of the family. He tries his hardest to organise his family but often finds himself over-run by his children. Pete is slightly hopeless and he's a bit confused and life seems to have taken him, rather than it being him who dictates the direction in which it goes.

He teaches history in an inner city school, where in a typical school holiday, five pupils are arrested, two become pregnant and one pupil is shot. Pete clearly is very frustrated by the lack of interest his pupils show in learning about history.

Pete's natural wit and his in-ability to keep jokes to himself has got him in trouble on more than one occasion

His early life is metioned as he was a nerdy boy who got bullied. People said that he was effeminate but he said was rather sensitive he broke out in a really foul smelling sweat when he tried to talk to girls. Over invested time in a friend who was a girl. Being nicknamed cackhands for lack of coordiation.

Outnumbered pete 2010

Series History Edit

Series 1 Edit

Following an ill-judged quip involving obesity and Ramadan, Pete finds his job in jeopardy. In spite of the fact that he has three children, he's never really got the hang of fatherhood. But then, he's never really got the hang of life in general. Having been bullied himself as a child, Pete is worried that his son Jake is going through a similar thing at his new school. Pete tries his hardest to organise his family but often finds himself over-run by his children. He's a bit confused and life seems to have taken Pete, rather than it being him who dictates the direction in which his life goes.

Series 2 Edit

In Series Two, Pete's character becomes more defined and the relationship between him and his eldest son, Jake, seems to deepen, shown with his concern with having a 'Friend whose a girl.'

Also, during Series Two, the family fall into money troubles, leading to a failed 'family meeting' where Jake shows traits of Pete by trying to get the complete picture. Also, a lack of confidence is shown when he attempts to become the head of History, and stumbles when the headteacher asks for nine reasons why he should become the head of History.


Pete in Series 3

As well as this there is a conflict shown between Pete and Tyson, Sue's boss that turns out to be fake, however, as Karen points out, 'You can't hate someone you've never met.'

Series 3Edit

In Series Three, we see Pete make a mistake that is held against him by his family for the duration of the series. During a late night party Pete gets drunk and kisses a mother called Mimi, It turns out later in the series that Sue knows this person.


Although we never meet Mimi, Sue describes her and uses this to attack Pete. When the children find out about the chain of events they become inquisitive as to whether Pete and Sue will stay together, especially Karen who asks whether or not the vicar will be cross. Following Karen's accident at the end of the series, Pete and Sue decide there are bigger things to focus on and move both of their lives forward, with the children at the forefront of both their minds.



Sandra BrockmanEdit

Sandra is Pete's mother and in series 3 they avoid all confrontation possible with each other. He often gets provoked more easily when Sandra ia around. Pete ia probally Sandra's least favourite child he is metioned that he could have a sister called Jane who Pete says Sandra quite likes.

Sue BrockmanEdit

Sue is Pete's wife they love each other very much but can get in to arguments very quickly. As Pete is the less enthuisastic parent then Sue there arguments are mainly about family and family issues. The most serious argument was in Series 3 when Pete was drunk he kissed a woman called Mia and she continued to text him, when Sue found out she was furious but pretended to be happy around her children especially Ben and Karen.

Jake BrockmanEdit

Jake is Petes' oldest child and in series 1 they have a strained relationship because Pete was always was asking about his secondary school and after that Pete has the second best relationship with him. In series 2 Jake can see through all of Pete's excuses such as telling Karen not to ask for lots of presents for Christmas because they have money trouble. In series 3 and 4 as Jake is alot more secretive and tries to hide thigns from Pete and Sue

Ben BrockmanEdit

Pete has the worst relationship with Ben out of his children. In Series 2 Pete had to deal with Ben lying to other peoples parents about his job. Because of Bens history of being an excessive liar Pete finds it hard to trust Ben with most things and Pete is nearly always the one who takes Ben to the hosipital

Karen BrockmanEdit

Karan is pete's youngest child and only daughter. Karen seems to prefer Pete to sue which becomes more visible thought the series, such as in Series 1 when Pete came home and Karen ran up to him and shouted 'I love you more than cats!' They rarely argue, but when Karen is 'being Karen', Pete can become frustrated.


  • Pete's credit card pin number is 3937.
  • Pete's star sign is Cancer.
  • He has got into trouble a year before series 1 by (coincidently) calling a girl pregnant.
  • Pete's football skills are described as being degenerative.
  • Karen loves him 'as much as cats' in series 1
  • Pete could have lots of sisters as the Brockmans mention a Jane who is Pete's sister, Brenda who has a moustashe and Maddy, a "borderline alcoholic".
  • According to Ben, when Frank Lampard's goal was disallowed against Germany at the 2010 World Cup, Pete called the referee a 'Nazi Stooge'.
  • It is assumed he is a vegetarian. This is shown in series 4 episode 2, when Ben is filmed handing a plate of vegetarian puree at dinner time to Pete rather than the pork puree.