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 6 - No Talking

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

Broadcast details

Thursday 9th April 2020
Sky One
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 10th April 2020 12:00am Sky2
Saturday 11th April 2020 11:00pm Sky2
Sunday 12th April 2020 12:45am Sky1
Wednesday 15th April 2020 10:30pm Sky1
Wednesday 22nd June 2022 11:30pm Sky Comedy
Wednesday 3rd May 2023 4:30pm Sky Comedy
Monday 24th July 2023 9:30pm Sky Comedy
Thursday 27th July 2023 12:00am Sky Comedy
Monday 31st July 2023 4:30am Sky Comedy
Monday 7th August 2023 12:45am Sky Comedy

Cast & crew

Martin Freeman Paul
Daisy Haggard Ally
Patrick Baladi Darren
Michael McKean Michael
George Wakeman Young Luke
Jayda Eyles Young Ava
Guest cast
Tanya Reynolds Hannah
Robert Hands Eric
Matt Sutton Conductor
Writing team
Sean Gray Writer (Additional Material)
Sarah Dempster Script Consultant
Jamie Brittain Writer
Production team
Chris Addison 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
Pete Drinkwater Editor
Miranda Jones Production Designer
Sarah Crowe Casting Director
Rebecca Duncan Costume Designer
Michael Coulter Director of Photography
Charlie James Make-up Designer
Oli Julian Composer
Mark Goddard 1st Assistant Director
Josh Cole Commissioning Editor

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