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, Alun Armstrong, Joanna Bacon and others.

Another series is in development.

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

Series 1, Episode 4 - No Lies

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.

Broadcast details

Thursday 26th March 2020
Sky One
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Martin Freeman Paul
Daisy Haggard Ally
Alun Armstrong Jim
Joanna Bacon Jackie
George Wakeman Luke
Jayda Eyles Ava
Patrick Baladi Darren
Stella Gonet Leah
Michael McKean Michael
Guest cast
Melanie Wilder Linda (Lettings Agent)
Writing team
Sean Gray Writer (Additional Material)
Sarah Dempster Script Consultant
Barunka O'Shaughnessy Writer
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


Martin Freeman goes where other parenting dramas don't

Breeders feels as much a confessional piece as it is a sublimely funny comedy.

Josh Stephenson, Metro, 24th March 2020

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