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.

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Series 1, Episode 3 - No Accident

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

Broadcast details

Thursday 19th March 2020
Sky One
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 20th March 2020 12:00am Sky2
Saturday 21st March 2020 11:00pm Sky2
Saturday 21st March 2020 11:25pm Sky1
Wednesday 25th March 2020 11:00pm Sky1
Wednesday 22nd June 2022 10:00pm Sky Comedy

Cast & crew

Martin Freeman Paul
Daisy Haggard Ally
Alun Armstrong Jim
Joanna Bacon Jackie
Stella Gonet Leah
Tim Steed Carl
Michael McKean Michael
George Wakeman Young Luke
Jayda Eyles Young Ava
Guest cast
Shaun Prendergast Guy 1
Toby Longworth Guy 2
Sonita Henry Doctor Cooper
Christopher Jaciow Dr Dimitrescu
Amanda Rawnsley Nurse
Abraham Popoola Driver
Tom L. Ashley (as Tom Ashley) Social Worker
Clara Onyemere Social Worker
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
Dan Kay Line Producer
Sophie MacClancy Associate Producer
Ben Palmer Co-executive Producer
Mark Henson Editor
Miranda Jones Production Designer
Sarah Crowe Casting Director
Oli Russell Director of Photography
Rebecca Duncan Costume Designer
Jo Jenkins Make-up Designer
Oli Julian Composer
David Chalstrey 1st Assistant Director

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