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Series 2, Episode 5 - Mammy's Going

When Spartacus the old family dog starts looking poorly, the Brown children reluctantly decide the time has come to put her in a home.

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

But when the Brown children decide how to break the sad news to their mother, Agnes gets the wrong end of the stick.

Under the impression that her children are planning on putting her in a nursing home, a furious Agnes sets out to persuade her children she's not going senile.

Meanwhile, Cathy's new boyfriend Professor Clowne is determined to interview Agnes for his new book about motherhood and won't take no for an answer. Agnes reluctantly agrees to the interview but then becomes convinced that Clowne actually wants to study her to prove that she's going senile.

Moreover, with Agnes's birthday fast-approaching, the Brown family have decided to throw their mother a surprise party. But poor Agnes is expecting a completely different surprise...

Broadcast details

Monday 30th January 2012
30 minutes


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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
Fiona O'Carroll Maria Nicholson / Brown
Amanda Woods Betty Brown
Dermot O'Neill Grandad Brown
Gary Hollywood Dino Doyle
Guest cast
Mike Pyatt Professor Thomas Clowne
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 and the Remote Control

Winnie gets her arm stuck down the sofa whilst trying to retrieve the remote control. Agnes comes to the rescue, but the two are caught in a compromising position by Cathy and Clowne...

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Featuring: Jennifer Gibney (Cathy Brown), Brendan O'Carroll (Agnes Brown), Eilish O'Carroll (Winnie McGoogan) & Mike Pyatt (Professor Thomas Clowne).

Mrs Brown's Misunderstanding

Spartacus, the old family dog, is looking poorly. Reluctantly, the family decide the time has come to put her in a home. However, when the Brown children gather together to decide how to break the sad news to their mother, Agnes gets the wrong end of the stick.

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: Rory Cowan (Rory Brown), Jennifer Gibney (Cathy Brown), Paddy Houlihan (Dermot Brown), Brendan O'Carroll (Agnes Brown), Fiona O'Carroll (Maria Nicholson / Brown), Pat 'Pepsi' Shields (Mark Brown) & Amanda Woods (Betty Brown).

Mrs Brown's Interview

Agnes is asked to compare her life with her mothers in an interview with psychologist Professor Clowne.

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Featuring: Jennifer Gibney (Cathy Brown), Brendan O'Carroll (Agnes Brown) & Mike Pyatt (Professor Thomas Clowne).

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