Mrs. Brown's Boys. Image shows from L to R: Buster Brady (Danny O'Carroll), Grandad Brown (Dermot O'Neill), Dino Doyle (Gary Hollywood), Rory Brown (Rory Cowan), Cathy Brown (Jennifer Gibney), Mark Brown (Pat Shields), Betty Brown (Amanda Woods), Winnie McGoogan (Eilish O'Carroll), Dermot Brown (Paddy Houlihan), Agnes Brown (Brendan O'Carroll), Maria Nicholson / Brown (Fiona O'Carroll). Copyright: BBC / BocPix.

Mrs. Brown's Boys

BBC One sitcom starring Brendan O'Carroll. 38 episodes (3 series), 2011 - 2020. Stars Brendan O'Carroll, Jennifer Gibney, Paddy Houlihan, Rory Cowan and others.

Two Christmas specials to follow.
Christmas 2014, Christmas Special is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 9pm.

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.

Further details

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


  1. Wednesday 2nd December 2020 at 9:55pm on Gold
  2. Thursday 3rd December 2020 at 1:50am on Gold

Cast & crew

Regular 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
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


Mrs Brown Squeaks

Winnie and Agnes play with helium.

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


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