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


  • TV sitcom
  • Sky One / Sky Comedy
  • 2020 - 2022
  • 30 episodes (3 series)

Dark comedy starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard as stressed parents. Also features Alun Armstrong, Joanna Bacon, Alex Eastwood, Eve Prenelle, Patrick Baladi and more.

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

Key details

2020 - 2022
Sky One, Sky Comedy
30 (3 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 more
Simon Blackwell, Sean Gray and Sarah Dempster
Ben Palmer, Chris Addison and Oliver Parsons
Toby Welch, Dan Kay, Simon Blackwell, Chris Addison, Michael Wiggs, Richard Allen-Turner, Rob Aslett, Jon Thoday and more

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...

Additional details

Camera set-up
Single camera

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 12th March 2020 at 2am on Sky One
Next repeats
  1. Series 2, Episode 1: Tomorrow at 1am on Sky Comedy
  2. Series 2, Episode 2: Tomorrow at 1:30am on Sky Comedy
  3. Series 2, Episode 3: Tuesday at 11:15pm on Sky Comedy
  4. Series 2, Episode 4: Tuesday at 11:45pm on Sky Comedy
  5. Series 2, Episode 5: Wednesday at 11:15pm on Sky Comedy
  6. Series 2, Episode 6: Wednesday at 11:45pm on Sky Comedy
  7. Series 2, Episode 7: Thursday 7th July at 10:15pm on Sky Comedy
  8. Series 2, Episode 8: Thursday 7th July at 10:45pm on Sky Comedy
  9. Series 2, Episode 9: Friday 8th July at 10pm on Sky Comedy
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