Breeders. Image shows from L to R: Ally (Daisy Haggard), Paul (Martin Freeman). Copyright: Avalon Television.

Breeders

Sky One sitcom about parenting. 10 episodes (1 series) in 2020. Stars Martin Freeman, Daisy Haggard, Michael McKean, Alun Armstrong and others.

Next new episode is on Thursday at 10pm. Episode 5
Episode 4 is repeated on Wednesday at 10:30pm.

Series 1

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

1. No Sleep

First broadcast: Thursday 12th March 2020

The children won't sleep - Paul and Ally thought these nights were over. Paul spends the night fighting his own anger and his children's inability to go the f**k to sleep.

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Breeders. Image shows from L to R: Michael (Michael McKean), Ally (Daisy Haggard), Ava (Jayda Eyles), Luke (George Wakeman). Copyright: Avalon Television.

2. No Places

First broadcast: Thursday 12th March 2020

Luke's parents evening and the surprise arrival of Ally's estranged father cause Paul and Ally to examine their hopes and dreams for Luke and Ava and discover how far they are willing to go for the sake of their children.

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Breeders. Image shows from L to R: Ally (Daisy Haggard), Paul (Martin Freeman), Ava (Jayda Eyles), Luke (George Wakeman). Copyright: Avalon Television.

3. No Accident

First broadcast: Thursday 19th March 2020

Ally attempts to acclimatise to Michael's continued presence while Paul, suspected of intentionally hurting his mum, begins to question if his accident-prone son's frequent injuries might actually be his fault.

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

4. No Lies

First broadcast: Thursday 26th March 2020

Michael thrives in his new role as dad and granddad, but Paul and Ally can't adapt to his presence as easily as the children can. Luke's hunt for proof that Santa doesn't exist puts Paul's claim that he never lies to the test.

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Breeders. Image shows from L to R: Michael (Michael McKean), Paul (Martin Freeman). Copyright: Avalon Television.

5. No Dad (Next)

NEW EPISODE: Thursday 2nd April 2020 at 10pm on Sky1

Paul and Ally are thrilled that Sprout the family gerbil has finally died, but explaining loss to Luke and Ava is more difficult than they thought as grief manifests itself in mysterious ways and throws the family off course.

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Breeders. Image shows from L to R: Paul (Martin Freeman), Darren (Patrick Baladi). Copyright: Avalon Television.

6. No Talking

NEW EPISODE: Thursday 9th April 2020 at 9:30pm on Sky1

In the wake of Michael's death, the family stay with Darren at his country house, but Paul's attempt to give Ally space by taking on kid duties and Darren's fixation on work doesn't help Ally find a chance to say goodbye.

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Breeders. Image shows from L to R: Paul (Martin Freeman), Ally (Daisy Haggard). Copyright: Avalon Television.

7. No Exit

NEW EPISODE: Thursday 16th April 2020 at 9pm on Sky1

It's half term and Luke is responsible for taking Lenny the class bear on an adventure. Lenny has been to Italy, Peru and beyond, but Paul can't even manage to get the family and the godforsaken bear out of the house to the local park.

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8. Episode Eight

NEW EPISODE: Thursday 23rd April 2020 at 9:30pm on Sky1

Paul attempts to focus on his upcoming wedding but is constantly thwarted by his family; Ally is distracted by work, Luke is misbehaving at school and Leah doesn't understand why they are even bothering to get married.

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9. Episode Nine

NEW EPISODE: Thursday 30th April 2020 at 9pm on Sky1

Family life is thrown off kilter as Ally spends her weekdays in Berlin and weekends in London. Paul, Luke and Ava try to muddle through without her, but the children aren't sleeping again and it takes its toll on Paul.

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10. Episode Ten

NEW EPISODE: Thursday 7th May 2020 at 9:30pm on Sky1

Luke's condition worsens and he is admitted to a specialist paediatric unit. As Paul, Ally and their parents desperately wait for news, stress and fear cause cracks to form within the family.

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