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Series 1, Episode 2 - Mammy's Secret

Mrs Brown is concerned that her family are keeping too many secrets. Her daughter, Cathy, won't tell anyone about her new boyfriend and son Mark won't tell anyone why wife Betty has thrown him out.

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Mrs. Brown's Boys. Image shows from L to R: Grandad Brown (Dermot O'Neill), Agnes Brown (Brendan O'Carroll). Copyright: BBC / BocPix

Mrs Brown is concerned that her family are keeping too many secrets. Her daughter, Cathy, won't tell anyone about her new boyfriend and son Mark won't tell anyone why wife Betty has thrown him out. To add to Mrs Brown's worries, Maria's mother pays a disastrous visit to discuss the upcoming wedding between her daughter and Mrs Brown's younger son, Dermot.

When Betty and Mrs Brown meet to discuss the situation with Mark they unsurprisingly come to blows. Unfortunately, this all happens in front of Maria's well-to-do mother. Horrified by what she's seen, Maria's mother is determined that the Brown family shouldn't attend the wedding.

At the pub, Mrs Brown spots Betty with another man. Can it be that the secret is not Mark's, but Betty's? It's time for Mrs Brown to do what she does best, and meddle in her family's affairs.

Broadcast details

Monday 28th February 2011
30 minutes


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Date Time Channel
Monday 28th February 2011 11:55pm BBC1 Wales
Friday 9th September 2011 11:05pm BBC1
Saturday 23rd June 2012 10:20pm BBC1
Wednesday 8th May 2013 9:00pm Gold
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Friday 10th May 2013 10:20pm Gold
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Saturday 13th July 2013 10:00pm BBC1
Monday 30th September 2013 9:40pm Gold
Tuesday 1st October 2013 1:30am Gold
Tuesday 29th October 2013 10:20pm Gold
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Saturday 15th February 2014 10:10pm BBC1
Tuesday 7th April 2015 10:00pm Gold
Wednesday 8th April 2015 9:20pm Gold
Friday 10th April 2015 9:30pm BBC1
Wednesday 2nd September 2015 10:00pm Gold
Thursday 3rd September 2015 1:20am Gold
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Tuesday 11th October 2016 9:35pm Gold
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Thursday 9th March 2017 9:40pm Gold
Friday 10th March 2017 9:00pm Gold
Wednesday 28th June 2017 10:55pm Gold
Thursday 29th June 2017 9:20pm Gold
Friday 28th July 2017 9:30pm BBC1
Wednesday 15th November 2017 10:40pm Gold
Thursday 16th November 2017 10:00pm Gold
Friday 30th March 2018 9:30pm BBC1
Monday 9th April 2018 10:40pm Gold
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Friday 15th February 2019 9:30pm BBC1
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Friday 16th August 2019 11:00pm Gold
Saturday 28th September 2019 9:40pm BBC1
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Saturday 8th August 2020 9:30pm BBC1
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Cast & crew

Brendan O'Carroll Agnes Brown
Jennifer Gibney Cathy Brown
Paddy Houlihan Dermot Brown
Rory Cowan Rory Brown
Pat Shields (as Pat 'Pepsi' Shields) Mark Brown
Eilish O'Carroll Winnie McGoogan
Amanda Woods Betty Brown
Dermot O'Neill Grandad Brown
Sorcha Cusack Hillary Nicholson
Guest cast
Daniel Lawrence Taylor Man
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
Andy O'Callaghan Composer

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