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Christmas 2013 - Who's A Pretty Mammy?

Agnes is determined that, despite his parents' wishes, grandson Bono will not be attending the infamous local primary. But she's also got her annual New Year's Eve party on her mind.

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

The lead-up to New Year starts with some sad news as Maria discovers she has lost her Auntie Mary in a car accident. As if that wasn't bad enough, Father Damien and grumpy new parish priest Father McBride announce that Mary's pet parrot will need to be put down unless someone offers to take it in.

Meanwhile, Mark and Betty have decided that Bono is going to attend the infamous local school, St Stephen's. Convinced that it will be too rough for her beloved grandson, Agnes does everything in her power to convince the couple to change their minds. But with Father McBride also determined to stand in her way, is this one battle that Mrs Brown simply isn't going to win?

Luckily, Agnes has her New Year's party planning to take her mind off things - if only people would stop turning down her invitations! Winnie's off to visit Jacko; Mick's organised a surprise getaway for Cathy; and Mark and Betty are heading to Donegal. Even Rory and Dino have to call off after Mrs Brown's plan to turn Dino into a meat eater goes awry. It's starting to looks like Agnes will be seeing in the bells on her own after all.

At least she and Winnie have some helium to keep their spirits high! Although before Agnes can start worrying about her balloons, there's a rather more noxious gas causing her trouble...

Broadcast details

Monday 30th December 2013
40 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 5th January 2014 10:25pm BBC1
Thursday 1st January 2015 12:30am BBC1
Monday 4th January 2016 11:05pm BBC1
Wednesday 6th January 2016 11:45pm BBC1 Scot
Tuesday 3rd December 2019 9:45pm Gold
Wednesday 4th December 2019 9:00pm Gold
Saturday 14th December 2019 11:20pm Gold
Sunday 15th December 2019 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 17th December 2019 9:55pm Gold
Wednesday 18th December 2019 9:00pm Gold
Wednesday 2nd December 2020 9:55pm Gold
Thursday 3rd December 2020 1:50am Gold
Tuesday 8th December 2020 9:45pm Gold
Wednesday 9th December 2020 1:45am Gold
Thursday 17th December 2020 9:45pm Gold
Friday 18th December 2020 1:40am Gold
Saturday 4th December 2021 11:45pm Gold
Sunday 5th December 2021 9:00pm Gold
Monday 13th December 2021 11:40pm Gold
Tuesday 14th December 2021 9:00pm Gold
Saturday 18th December 2021 12:25am Gold
Saturday 18th December 2021 9:45pm Gold
Sunday 4th December 2022 12:10am Gold
Sunday 4th December 2022 2:50am Gold
Sunday 11th December 2022 11:10pm Gold
Monday 12th December 2022 3:20am Gold
Monday 12th December 2022 9:00pm Gold
Monday 19th December 2022 11:45pm Gold
Tuesday 20th December 2022 3:05am Gold
Tuesday 20th December 2022 9:00pm Gold
Monday 4th December 2023 9:15pm Gold
Tuesday 5th December 2023 1:50am Gold
Tuesday 12th December 2023 9:40pm Gold
Wednesday 13th December 2023 1:55am Gold

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
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
Mark Dymond Mick O'Leary
Martin Delany Trevor Brown
Jimmy Gibney Father McBride
Writing team
Brendan O'Carroll Writer
Paul Mayhew-Archer Script Editor
Paul Mayhew-Archer Writer
Production team
Ben Kellett Director
Martin Delany Producer
Justin Healy Executive Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Ewan Angus Executive Producer
Stephen McCrum Series Producer
James Farrell Producer
Mark Lawrence Editor
Iain McDonald Production Designer
Andy O'Callaghan Composer


Mrs Brown Squeaks

Winnie and Agnes play with helium.

Featuring: Brendan O'Carroll (Agnes Brown) & Eilish O'Carroll (Winnie McGoogan).

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