Mrs. Brown's Boys - In The Press
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The BBC's decision to cut short an episode of Mrs Brown's Boys to announce Nelson Mandela's death has triggered nearly 1,000 angry complaints. Here, we summarise everything fans missed in those crucial 12 minutes.
Written by Stuart Heritage. The Guardian, 9th December 2013
Brendan O'Carroll's comic creation is generating Diana-like levels of public affection. Why has the nation has taken Mrs Brown to its bosum?
Written by Brian Beacom. The Big Issue, 27th September 2013
Mrs Brown's Boys was the most-watched primetime programme on a quiet night outside of soaps on Friday (September 20), according to overnight audience data.
Written by Kate Goodacre. Digital Spy, 21st September 2013
When former business partner Kevin Moore was found hanged, the finger of suspicion pointed at Brendan, and he was arrested.
Written by Steve Myall. The Mirror, 15th September 2013
Mrs Brown's Boys was named best comedy at the TV Choice Awards last night.
The Daily Record, 10th September 2013
Mrs Brown's Boys' Winnie McGoogan is the perfect stooge for the caustic Agnes Brown, a lady who can take the put-downs in her stride. And the actor who plays Winnie, Eilish O'Carroll, is certainly smart enough to get the nuance of the TV clown just right.
Written by Scotland Herald. 22nd July 2013
The Sun, 8th July 2013
Do you find Mrs Brown's Boys funny? If you do I'm afraid I cannot help you. All I can say is that you are not alone.
Written by Bruce Dessau. Beyond the Joke, 28th June 2013
Mrs Brown's Boys dominated UK comedy sales during 2012.
Digital Spy, 12th March 2013
A grandad has told how he laughed so hard at hit telly show Mrs Brown's Boys he suffered a heart attack.
The Sun, 11th February 2013
The third series of Mrs Brown's Boys has come to an end with some fans calling the finale 'amazing' while others blasted the show as 'irritating'.
Written by Ann Lee. Metro, 5th February 2013
Could Mrs Brown's Boys on BBC1 be the worst comedy ever transmitted on British television?
Written by Brian Viner. The Daily Mail, 4th February 2013
The critics loathe it, calling it 'crass', and 'lazy trash'. But Brendan O'Carroll's sitcom has attracted an enormous, loyal following. Where did it come from and why is it so loved?
Written by Brian Logan. The Guardian, 29th January 2013
Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville is being lined up to star in a film based on Mrs Brown's Boys.
Written by Laura Armstrong. The Sun, 29th January 2013
One reviewer called the opening episode "jaw-droppingly past its sell-by date", while another said it was a mystery that the series was ever ≠commissioned. But that mystery was not so hard to solve this Christmas when it was the star attraction in the ratings war.
The Daily Express, 25th January 2013
Brendan O'Carroll has said that he cannot go about pleasing critics with Mrs Brown's Boys.
Written by Catriona Wrightman and Kate Goodacre. Digital Spy, 24th January 2013
Can't stand the sitcom Mrs Brown's Boys? You're not alone. Take some solace in our trailer for the episode we all want to see.
Huffington Post, 22nd January 2013
Brendan O'Carroll says Mrs Brown's Boys saved his life when he plunged into depression over a £2.2million debt.
Written by Laura Armstrong. The Sun, 22nd January 2013
More than seven million of you watched Mrs Brown's Boys - Brendan O'Carroll's fabulously foul-mouthed, warm-hearted cross-dressing Irish comedy - last week. Now that Mrs Brown is in her third series, the BBC must be wondering what the heck it was playing at when it assumed that My Family was the sitcom British TV audiences really wanted.
Dave Cohen tries to understand how anyone could enjoy Mrs Brown's Boys.
Written by Dave Cohen. Chortle, 11th January 2013
Two-part special pulls 11.7m and 10.7m using consolidated figures, eclipsed over Christmas only by Strictly Come Dancing.
Written by John Plunkett. The Guardian, 4th January 2013
Irritating relatives, terrible jokes, mindless banter: the perfect accompaniment to a family Christmas
Written by Grace Dent. The Independent, 29th December 2012
In a way, this defiantly old-fashioned adult panto is TV's brightest emblem of the true spirit of Christmas, seeing as the only reasoned response to watching it is a solemnly uttered "Jesus Christ."
Created by and starring a genuine comedic genius, Brendan O'Carroll, Mrs. Brown's Boys is just-about the funniest, cleverest and most seemingly-effortless comedy on British television, deconstructing the classic structures of conventional sitcom and adding great clumps of Rabelaisian filth.
Mrs Brown's Boys has been a surprise success - winning a Bafta for best sitcom and gathering up to eight million viewers on BBC One. It returns for a third series, starting with two Christmas specials on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day. Its creator and star Brendan O'Carroll explains how it took 20 years to become an overnight success.
Written by Steven Brocklehurst. BBC News, 23rd December 2012