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


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

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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.

Series 1, Episode 2 - No Places

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.

Broadcast details

Thursday 12th March 2020
Sky One
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Martin Freeman Paul
Daisy Haggard Ally
Michael McKean Michael
Alun Armstrong Jim
Joanna Bacon Jackie
George Wakeman Luke
Jayda Eyles Ava
Guest cast
Simon Lenagan Mr Hickson
Anna Wilson Jones Mrs Hickson
Amy Morgan Miss Pringle
Shvorne Marks Nadia
Stevie Martin Helen
Writing team
Simon Blackwell Writer
Sean Gray Writer (Additional Material)
Sarah Dempster Script Consultant
Production team
Ben Palmer Director
Toby Welch Producer
Simon Blackwell Executive Producer
Chris Addison Executive Producer
Michael Wiggs Executive Producer
Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
Rob Aslett Executive Producer
Jon Thoday Executive Producer
Martin Freeman Executive Producer
David Martin Executive Producer
Josh Cole Executive Producer
Jon Mountague Executive Producer
Mark Henson Editor
Miranda Jones Production Designer
Oli Julian Composer


Breeders review - I'm a parent ... get me out of here!

Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard star as a stressed out, permanently disappointed couple in a new comedy that ought to come complete with tranquillisers and birth control.

Lucy Mangan, The Guardian, 12th March 2020

Review: Breeders

Perhaps family planning centres should screen it in their waiting rooms as a more effective form of contraception.

Claudia Connell, Daily Mail, 13th March 2020

TV review: Breeders

Why are TV producers trying to convince everyone it's funny to shout at your children?

Camilla Long, The Sunday Times, 15th March 2020

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