Bumps. Anita (Amanda Redman). Copyright: Kudos Productions.


BBC One sitcom about a woman in her 60s. 1 pilot in 2020. Stars Amanda Redman, Lisa McGrillis, Seb Cardinal, Philip Jackson and others.

Bumps. Image shows from L to R: Aiden (Seb Cardinal), Howard (Philip Jackson), Joanne (Lisa McGrillis), Anita (Amanda Redman). Copyright: Kudos Productions.


A cross-generational comedy starring Amanda Redman in a whole new spin on family dynamics

1 Pilot
Amanda Redman, Lisa McGrillis, Seb Cardinal, Philip Jackson, Lucy Montgomery, Rhys Thomas, Freddie Davies, Leila Hoffman and others
Lucy Montgomery and Rhys Thomas
Sandy Johnson
Georgie Fallon

Sixty two year-old Anita is divorced with two grown up kids, and no stork on the horizon threatening to bring grandchildren. Her daughter Joanne can't have children and her son Aiden has zero interest. After hearing about an Indian woman in her 70s who gave birth to a healthy baby Anita starts thinking: what if she were to do the same thing?

So, with the aid of an egg and sperm donor she decides to have a baby. Unbeknownst to her it happens to be at the same time as her 37-year old daughter Joanne discovers she is expecting her first child.

Anita hasn't really thought through the impact this baby will have on her body or her psyche or her finances. Not for one millisecond has she considered how her decision to have a child will impact on her two grown up kids. She thinks she's earned the right to do what she wants and she doesn't realise the emotional bomb she's detonated. Well now she's about to find out...

Production Details

Part of

Comedy Playhouse

Production company
Also known as
  • Comedy Playhouse: Bumps (Other official name)
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 21st February 2020 on BBC One at 9:30pm
Episode length
30 minutes