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Christmas 2012 - The Virgin Mammy

With Christmas finally over, most mothers would seize the chance to relax - but not Agnes Brown. After getting permission from the Bishop to stage her Nativity Play, Agnes has now finished her script and rehearsals are in full swing.

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

With Christmas finally over, most mothers would seize the chance to relax - but not Agnes Brown.

After getting permission from the Bishop to stage her Nativity Play, Agnes has now finished her script and rehearsals are in full swing. Having cast herself in the lead role of the Virgin Mary, Agnes is determined to make her version of the Nativity unforgettable. And judging by the unusual props she's created, it most certainly will be...

But prop-making is the least of Agnes's worries: friends and family are nagging her for parts and Father Damien still hasn't approved the script. And, seeing as Agnes has taken quite a bit of dramatic licence with the traditional Nativity story, it's looking like he might never approve it. But worst of all is the news that Father Damien has offered the part of the Narrator to Agnes's posh nemesis Hillary Nicholson!

As if there wasn't enough going on, poor Agnes is suffering from rheumatism in her wrist. When Dr Flynn's remedy fails to improve the situation, an unlikely hero in the form of Buster Brady appears with a homeopathic solution. However, as with all of Buster's ideas, his solution isn't particularly standard...

But nothing is going to stop Agnes from putting on her Nativity Play. With some surprising casting decisions and ambitious stunts, her unique take on the old-time tale will be a show that the residents of Finglas will never forget. Fire extinguishers at the ready.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 26th December 2012
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

  1. Thursday 2nd December 2021 at 11:35pm on Gold
  2. Friday 3rd December 2021 at 9:00pm on Gold
  3. Saturday 11th December 2021 at 11:50pm on Gold
  4. Sunday 12th December 2021 at 10:25pm on Gold
  5. Friday 17th December 2021 at 12:25am on Gold
  6. Friday 17th December 2021 at 9:40pm on Gold

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 29th December 2012 10:00pm BBC1
Thursday 19th December 2013 9:30pm BBC1
Tuesday 23rd December 2014 10:35pm BBC1
Tuesday 23rd December 2014 11:40pm BBC1 Scot
Tuesday 29th December 2015 11:10pm BBC1
Wednesday 30th December 2015 12:10am BBC1 Scot
Friday 23rd December 2016 11:25pm BBC1
Sunday 25th December 2016 12:30am BBC1 Scot
Sunday 2nd December 2018 9:40pm Gold
Monday 3rd December 2018 9:20pm Gold
Thursday 13th December 2018 11:50pm Gold
Friday 14th December 2018 10:35pm Gold
Friday 21st December 2018 10:55pm Gold
Saturday 22nd December 2018 9:10pm Gold
Thursday 5th December 2019 9:40pm Gold
Friday 6th December 2019 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 10th December 2019 9:40pm Gold
Wednesday 11th December 2019 9:00pm Gold
Thursday 19th December 2019 9:40pm Gold
Friday 20th December 2019 9:00pm Gold
Thursday 3rd December 2020 9:40pm Gold
Friday 4th December 2020 1:15am Gold
Friday 4th December 2020 9:00pm Gold
Thursday 10th December 2020 9:40pm Gold
Friday 11th December 2020 1:15am Gold
Friday 11th December 2020 9:00pm Gold
Saturday 19th December 2020 10:00pm Gold
Sunday 20th December 2020 9:00pm Gold

Cast & crew

Cast
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
Danny O'Carroll Buster Brady
Fiona O'Carroll Maria Nicholson / Brown
Amanda Woods Betty Brown
Dermot O'Neill Grandad Brown
Susie Blake Hillary Nicholson
Gary Hollywood Dino Doyle
Conor Moloney Father Damien
Emily Reagan (as Emily Regan) Barbara
Fiona Gibney Sharon McGoogan
Guest cast
Derek Reddin Dr Flynn
Martin Delany Trevor Brown
Jamie O'Carroll Bono Brown
Mike Nolan Mr Foley
Dean Donnelly Shepherd
Evan Rogers Shepherd
Mick Byrne Shepherd
Marian O'Sullivan Shepherd
Jim Davers Shepherd
Peter Burke Shepherd
Conor Gibney King
Mark Sheridan King
Felix Delany Angel
Charlie Hollywood Angel
Jack Hollywood Angel
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

Videos

Mrs Brown Needs an Inn

Mrs Brown stars as the Virgin Mary in the local nativity play.

Mrs Brown's Baby Cannon

To prepare for her role as the Virgin Mary, Mrs Brown & Grandad use their special 'baby cannon' to bring the baby into the world...

Featuring: Brendan O'Carroll (Agnes Brown) & Dermot O'Neill (Grandad Brown).

Mrs Brown's Magnets

Mrs Brown has been given a magnet to help ease her rheumatism. The only issue is that this one is meant for horses, not humans...

Featuring: Jennifer Gibney (Cathy Brown) & Brendan O'Carroll (Agnes Brown).

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