British Comedy Guide

Mrs. Brown's Boys. Image shows from L to R: Buster Brady (Danny O'Carroll), Grandad Brown (Dermot O'Neill), Dino Doyle (Gary Hollywood), Rory Brown (Rory Cowan), Cathy Brown (Jennifer Gibney), Mark Brown (Pat Shields), Betty Brown (Amanda Woods), Winnie McGoogan (Eilish O'Carroll), Dermot Brown (Paddy Houlihan), Agnes Brown (Brendan O'Carroll), Maria Nicholson / Brown (Fiona O'Carroll). Copyright: BBC / BocPix.

Mrs. Brown's Boys

BBC One sitcom starring Brendan O'Carroll. 32 episodes (3 series), 2011 - 2018. Stars Brendan O'Carroll, Jennifer Gibney, Paddy Houlihan, Rory Cowan and others.

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Series 1, Episode 1 - The Mammy

Agnes Brown has family troubles to contend with: her son Dermot has fallen out with Maria Nicholson, his long-term girlfriend, and Grandad is feeling poorly.

Full synopsis

Mrs. Brown's Boys. Agnes Brown (Brendan O'Carroll). Copyright: BBC / BocPix.

After a sleepless night, Mrs Brown decides to try to sort out Dermot and Maria's problem by giving Maria the benefit of her advice. But her heart-to-heart with Maria only succeeds in making the dispute worse.

Broadcast details

Monday 21st February 2011
30 minutes


  1. Monday 21st February 2011 at 11:35pm on BBC1 Wales
  2. Friday 2nd September 2011 at 11:05pm on BBC1
  3. Saturday 3rd September 2011 at 12:00am on BBC1 Wales
  4. Saturday 16th June 2012 at 10:30pm on BBC1
  5. Wednesday 1st May 2013 at 9:00pm on Gold
  6. Wednesday 1st May 2013 at 11:35pm on Gold
  7. Friday 3rd May 2013 at 10:20pm on Gold
  8. Saturday 4th May 2013 at 9:00pm on Gold
  9. Saturday 22nd June 2013 at 9:40pm on Gold
  10. Sunday 23rd June 2013 at 12:20am on Gold
  11. Saturday 6th July 2013 at 10:00pm on BBC1
  12. Monday 30th September 2013 at 9:00pm on Gold
  13. Tuesday 1st October 2013 at 1:00am on Gold
  14. Tuesday 22nd October 2013 at 10:20pm on Gold
  15. Wednesday 23rd October 2013 at 9:40pm on Gold
  16. Saturday 25th January 2014 at 10:00pm on BBC1
  17. Tuesday 31st March 2015 at 10:00pm on Gold
  18. Wednesday 1st April 2015 at 9:00pm on Gold
  19. Monday 6th April 2015 at 9:30pm on BBC1
  20. Tuesday 1st September 2015 at 10:00pm on Gold
  21. Wednesday 2nd September 2015 at 1:20am on Gold
  22. Tuesday 29th September 2015 at 10:40pm on Gold
  23. Wednesday 30th September 2015 at 9:20pm on Gold
  24. Monday 14th March 2016 at 10:00pm on Gold
  25. Tuesday 15th March 2016 at 9:20pm on Gold
  26. Saturday 18th June 2016 at 10:35pm on BBC1
  27. Tuesday 4th October 2016 at 10:00pm on Gold
  28. Wednesday 5th October 2016 at 9:20pm on Gold
  29. Thursday 2nd March 2017 at 9:20pm on Gold
  30. Friday 3rd March 2017 at 9:00pm on Gold
  31. Thursday 22nd June 2017 at 9:20pm on Gold
  32. Friday 23rd June 2017 at 9:00pm on Gold
  33. Friday 21st July 2017 at 9:30pm on BBC1
  34. Tuesday 14th November 2017 at 9:50pm on Gold
  35. Wednesday 15th November 2017 at 9:20pm on Gold

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Brendan O'Carroll Agnes Brown
Jennifer Gibney Cathy Brown
Paddy Houlihan Dermot Brown
Eilish O'Carroll Winnie McGoogan
Fiona O'Carroll Maria Nicholson / Brown
Amanda Woods Betty Brown
Dermot O'Neill Grandad Brown
Guest cast
Derek Reddin Dr Flynn
Writing team
Brendan O'Carroll Writer
Paul Mayhew-Archer Script Editor
Production team
Ben Kellett Director
Stephen McCrum Producer
Martin Delany Producer
Justin Healy Executive Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Mark Lawrence Editor
Iain McDonald Production Designer
Harry Banks Production Designer
Andy O'Callaghan Composer


The Interfering Mother-In-Law

Mrs. Brown takes it upon herself to talk to her son Dermot's girlfriend Maria about their relationship problems, but only manages to make matters much worse.

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Featuring: Brendan O'Carroll (Agnes Brown).

Mrs. Brown's Big Shock

Distracted by family drama, Mrs. Brown isn't concentrating when she picks up the phone. Unfortunately she's forgotten that daughter Cathy has left her personal taser charging.

Featuring: Brendan O'Carroll (Agnes Brown).

Winnie Wants a Vibrator

Mrs. Brown's next-door-neighbour Winnie is thinking of getting a vibrator, but Mrs. Brown finds the idea of a pensioner with a sex toy ridiculous.

Featuring: Brendan O'Carroll (Agnes Brown).

Mrs. Brown's Handbag

Mrs. Brown has left her handbag at home. However, she isn't afraid to remind us that her show is a live studio sitcom and the pub is closer to her house than you might imagine.

Featuring: Brendan O'Carroll (Agnes Brown).

Granddad's Thermometer Reading

Mrs. Brown is eager to help Doctor Quinn perform Granddad's rectal reading, and the mischievous matriarch can't hide her delight when the procedure goes painfully wrong.

Featuring: Brendan O'Carroll (Agnes Brown).

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