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 - 2023
  • 40 episodes (4 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 5 - No Dad

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

Broadcast details

Thursday 2nd April 2020
Sky One
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 3rd April 2020 12:00am Sky2
Saturday 4th April 2020 11:30pm Sky1
Sunday 5th April 2020 1:30am Sky2
Wednesday 8th April 2020 10:30pm Sky1
Wednesday 22nd June 2022 11:00pm Sky Comedy
Wednesday 3rd May 2023 4:00pm Sky Comedy
Monday 24th July 2023 9:00pm Sky Comedy
Wednesday 26th July 2023 11:30pm Sky Comedy
Sunday 6th August 2023 12:55am Sky Comedy

Cast & crew

Martin Freeman Paul
Daisy Haggard Ally
Alun Armstrong Jim
Patrick Baladi Darren
Stella Gonet Leah
Tim Steed Carl
Michael McKean Michael
George Wakeman Young Luke
Jayda Eyles Young Ava
Guest cast
Wanda Opalinska CPR Woman
Donna Berlin Police Officer
Jennifer Aries PC Willis
Writing team
Sean Gray Writer (Additional Material)
Sarah Dempster Script Consultant
Oriane Messina Writer
Fay Rusling 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
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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