Breeders. Image shows from L to R: Paul (Martin Freeman), Jim (Alun Armstrong), Jackie (Joanna Bacon), Ally (Daisy Haggard). Copyright: Avalon Television.


Sky One sitcom about parenting. 20 episodes (2 series), 2020 - 2021. Stars Martin Freeman, Daisy Haggard, Alun Armstrong, Joanna Bacon and others.

Another series is in development.

Breeders. Image shows from L to R: Luke (Alex Eastwood), Jim (Alun Armstrong), Paul (Martin Freeman), Ally (Daisy Haggard), Jackie (Joanna Bacon), Ally (Daisy Haggard), Ava (Eve Prenelle). Copyright: Avalon Television.


Dark comedy starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard as stressed parents

2020 - 2021
Sky One
20   (2 series)
Simon Blackwell, Chris Addison and Martin Freeman
Martin Freeman, Daisy Haggard, Alun Armstrong, Joanna Bacon, Alex Eastwood, Eve Prenelle, Patrick Baladi, Stella Gonet and others
Simon Blackwell
Ben Palmer, Chris Addison and Oliver Parsons
Toby Welch and Dan Kay

Breeders is an uncompromising sitcom exposing the paradox of parenting that explores the lives of Paul and Ally as they juggle full-time careers, aging parents, a mortgage and the unenviable curveballs of parenting their young children.

When Ally's estranged father Michael appears on their doorstep, the family essentially takes on a third child but this one comes with baggage and opinions. Paul's own parents, Jackie and Jim, are on hand to help out, but their generation does parenting a little differently...

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 12th March 2020 on Sky One at 2am
Last new broadcast
Thursday 29th July 2021 on Sky One at 10pm
Last repeat
Thursday 5th August 2021 at 12:00am

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