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, Michael McKean, Alun Armstrong and others.

Next new episode is on Thursday at 10pm. Episode 5
Episode 4 is repeated on Wednesday at 10:30pm.

Press Clippings

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

The week in TV: Breeders; Maggie Cole; Inside No. 9

Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard impress in a sweary parental comedy, while Dawn French's village busybody is Pam Ayres without the laughs.

Euan Ferguson, The Observer, 15th March 2020

TV review: Breeders

Why are TV producers trying to convince everyone it's funny to shout at your children?

Camilla Long, The Sunday Times, 15th March 2020

Breeders review

The filth and the fury of modern parenting.

Carol Midgley, The Times, 13th March 2020

Review: Breeders

Perhaps family planning centres should screen it in their waiting rooms as a more effective form of contraception.

Claudia Connell, Daily Mail, 13th March 2020

Breeders episodes 1 and 2 review

Simon Blackwell and Chris Addison's funny, frank new parenting comedy is taboo-breaking and part of a growing trend.

Louisa Mellor, Den Of Geek, 12th March 2020

Breeders, review

Martin Freeman's sweary parenting comedy may be sharp, but it's unlikeable and cruel.

Anita Singh, The Telegraph, 12th March 2020

Breeders review - I'm a parent ... get me out of here!

Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard star as a stressed out, permanently disappointed couple in a new comedy that ought to come complete with tranquillisers and birth control.

Lucy Mangan, The Guardian, 12th March 2020

Breeders, review

There's a top notch team of writers behind these middle-class Macbeths, but the humour never quite rings true.

Sean O'Grady, The Independent, 12th March 2020

Breeders review

Martin Freeman is the perennially good-natured screen everyman. But in the new Sky comedy Breeders, which he co-created, his character Paul is forced to concede: "I'm not a nice man."

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 12th March 2020