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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.

  • Series 1, Episode 1 repeated Tuesday 30th July at 10:40pm on Sky Comedy
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 896


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Series 2, Episode 1 - No Surrender

Breeders. Image shows from L to R: Ally (Daisy Haggard), Paul (Martin Freeman). Copyright: Avalon Television
With Ava now ten years old and Luke almost thirteen, Paul and Ally now must confront their burgeoning independence, and question whether their tried and tested parenting style is still going to hold up. Spoiler alert - it doesn't.

Broadcast details

Thursday 27th May 2021
Sky One
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Martin Freeman Paul
Daisy Haggard Ally
Alun Armstrong Jim
Joanna Bacon Jackie
Alex Eastwood Luke
Eve Prenelle Ava
George Wakeman Young Luke
Jayda Eyles Young Ava
Guest cast
Alistair Green Camera Guy
Jonathan Nyati Therapist 1
Romayne Andrews Jake
Ben Ashenden Teaching Assistant
Dystin Johnson Therapist 2
Tom Scurr Therapist 3
Writing team
Simon Blackwell Writer
Sean Gray Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Ben Palmer Director
Dan Kay 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
Jon Mountague Executive Producer
Tilusha Ghelani Executive Producer
Toby Welch Executive Producer
Sophie MacClancy Associate Producer
Jane Harrison Line Producer
Ben Palmer Co-executive Producer
Mark Henson Editor
Miranda Jones Production Designer
Sarah Crowe Casting Director
Annika Summerson Director of Photography
Caroline Pitcher Costume Designer
Lisa Kennedy Make-up Designer
Oli Julian Composer
Gina Fields Graphics
David Chalstrey 1st Assistant Director


Breeders, season two review

An angry parenting comedy somewhere between amusing and bemusing.

Sean O'Grady, The Independent, 28th May 2021

Breeders, season two, review

Under the weight of mindfulness and celebrities urging us to breath deeply, the potty-mouthed parenting series feels almost subversive.

Ed Power, The Telegraph, 27th May 2021

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