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Series 2, Episode 1 - Mammy Pulls It Off

Dermot and his new wife Maria have a baby on the way, and they are desperate for a place of their own. The newlyweds just can't afford to move out, but Mrs Brown has a plan to help her son...

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Further details

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

Loving mother that she is, Agnes has promised the couple the money from Grandad's life insurance policy payout for a deposit for their own home. There's just one minor hitch - Grandad is not dead.

Caught between a suspicious insurance company and her God-fearing son, Trevor, Agnes has to resort to desperate measures to keep Grandad out of sight and her dream alive.

Broadcast details

Monday 2nd January 2012
30 minutes


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Date Time Channel
Monday 13th August 2012 9:30pm BBC1
Saturday 23rd February 2013 9:30pm BBC1
Wednesday 29th January 2014 9:30pm BBC1
Friday 5th June 2015 9:30pm BBC1
Wednesday 11th November 2015 10:00pm Gold
Thursday 12th November 2015 9:00pm Gold
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Saturday 7th October 2017 9:30pm BBC1
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Saturday 14th July 2018 9:30pm BBC1
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Thursday 4th October 2018 10:00pm Gold
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Monday 22nd April 2019 11:40pm Gold
Friday 17th May 2019 9:30pm BBC1
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Saturday 2nd November 2019 9:45pm Gold
Friday 3rd January 2020 10:20pm Gold
Saturday 4th January 2020 10:00pm Gold
Saturday 27th June 2020 10:40pm Gold
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Friday 11th September 2020 9:30pm BBC1
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Thursday 11th November 2021 1:50am Gold
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Thursday 14th April 2022 10:20pm Gold
Friday 15th April 2022 9:40pm Gold
Saturday 21st May 2022 9:30pm BBC1
Thursday 26th May 2022 9:40pm Gold
Friday 27th May 2022 1:50am Gold
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Friday 22nd July 2022 12:50am Gold
Tuesday 2nd May 2023 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 2nd May 2023 11:20pm Gold
Wednesday 21st February 2024 10:10pm Gold

Cast & crew

Brendan O'Carroll Agnes Brown
Jennifer Gibney Cathy Brown
Paddy Houlihan Dermot Brown
Rory Cowan Rory Brown
Eilish O'Carroll Winnie McGoogan
Danny O'Carroll Buster Brady
Fiona O'Carroll Maria Nicholson / Brown
Dermot O'Neill Grandad Brown
Susie Blake Hillary Nicholson
Fiona Gibney Sharon McGoogan
Guest cast
Mark Dymond Mick O'Leary
Gary Lilburn Father Quinn
Martin Delany Trevor Brown
Paul Mayhew-Archer Mr Rooney (Insurance 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
Ewan Angus Executive Producer
Mark Lawrence Editor
Iain McDonald Production Designer
Andy O'Callaghan Composer


Mrs Brown's Catchphrase

Mrs Brown has a clever way of not swearing at Mrs Nicholson...

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: Susie Blake (Hillary Nicholson), Brendan O'Carroll (Agnes Brown) & Eilish O'Carroll (Winnie McGoogan).

Grandad The Table

Mrs Brown has to pretend Grandad is dead in order to claim his insurance money. So any time the doorbell rings, she panics...

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: Jennifer Gibney (Cathy Brown), Brendan O'Carroll (Agnes Brown), Danny O'Carroll (Buster Brady) & Dermot O'Neill (Grandad Brown).

Mrs Brown and the Condom

Mrs Brown gets into an awkward situation with a condom.

Featuring: Jennifer Gibney (Cathy Brown), Brendan O'Carroll (Agnes Brown), Eilish O'Carroll (Winnie McGoogan) & Mark Dymond (Mick O'Leary).

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