Episode menu

Live - Mammy Sutra

Mrs. Brown's Boys. Agnes Brown (Brendan O'Carroll). Copyright: BBC
Agnes Brown is her usual meddling self, in this first ever live broadcast of Mrs Brown's Boys. When Agnes discovers that Mark and Betty are having bedroom problems, she takes it upon herself to help. Meanwhile, as Dermot's business grows he has a difficult decision to make about his best friend Buster.

Preview clips


Broadcast live, this episode over-ran its scheduled 30-minute slot by 7 minutes.

Despite being broadcast live, this is the most-recorded episode of Mrs. Brown's Boys to date, having been filmed during two rehearsals on Friday 22nd July, and one earlier in the afternoon before the live broadcast.

Broadcast details

Saturday 23rd July 2016
37 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 30th July 2016 10:35pm BBC1
Saturday 14th March 2020 10:35pm BBC1
Monday 31st October 2022 11:55pm BBC1 Wales

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
Gary Hollywood Dino Doyle
Conor Moloney Father Damien
Fiona Gibney Sharon McGoogan
Guest cast
Ben Kellett Self
Writing team
Brendan O'Carroll Writer
Production team
Ben Kellett Director
Fiona Gibney Producer
Justin Healy Executive Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Ewan Angus Executive Producer
Steven Canny Executive Producer
James Farrell Series Producer
Eddie Doyle Executive Producer
Mark Lawrence Editor
Iain McDonald Production Designer
Yvonne Simpson Costume Designer
Andy O'Callaghan Composer
Katherine Hyland Costume Designer
Lee Wilmot Costume Designer
Hannah Ireland Costume Designer
Helen Cannon Make-up Designer
Nicole Tulloch Make-up Designer
Lucy Primrose Make-up Designer
Cheryl Tait Make-up Designer


Mrs Brown's Boys Live

The trailer for the live broadcast of Mrs Brown's Boys.

Featuring: Brendan O'Carroll (Agnes Brown).


Brendan O'Carroll and director Ben Kellett talk about preparing from the live episode.

Featuring: Brendan O'Carroll (Agnes Brown).

Mrs Brown does the trust test

Mrs Brown attempts the trust test.

Featuring: Brendan O'Carroll (Agnes Brown), Paddy Houlihan (Dermot Brown), Danny O'Carroll (Buster Brady) & Conor Moloney (Father Damien).

Mrs Brown calls Rory back

Mrs Brown calls Rory back to ask about Mrs murphy's pussy, causing Rory to corpse big time.

Featuring: Brendan O'Carroll (Agnes Brown), Rory Cowan (Rory Brown), Jennifer Gibney (Cathy Brown) & Gary Hollywood (Dino Doyle).

Winnie trips over her words

Mrs Brown and Winnie are at the bar when Winnie trips up on her lines.

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


TV review, Mrs Brown's Boys Live, BBC1

The only real surprise was the speech direct to the camera at the very end. "If you ever feel lonely or a bit down turn on the television and flick to comedy. From Dad's Army to Fawlty Towers or Only Fools And Horses. We'll be there - you can depend on that." A nice sentiment from a man who clearly cares about comedy and yet insists on sticking to the lowest common denominator. Personally I'd rather watch a rerun of Dad's Army.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 24th July 2016

Brendan O'Carroll on Mrs Brown's Boys

Anything could happen tonight on BBC One - Mrs Brown is broadcasting live...

Mark Lawson, Radio Times, 23rd July 2016

Mrs. Brown's Boys Live - the Donald Trump of sitcoms

Mrs. Brown's Boys is the Donald Trump of sitcoms. Brendan O'Carroll's ribald ratings gobbler has become a red rag to the intelligentsia yet its popularity soars unbounded with 9.7 million tuning in to last year's Christmas special and nearly 40,000 viewers applying for the 400 audience places the BBC had made available for this one-off live broadcast from Glasgow.

Ed Power, The Telegraph, 23rd July 2016

40,000 fans fail to get Mrs. Brown tickets

There will be a huge amount of disappointed Mrs Brown's Boys fans this weekend. The show's creator Brendan O'Carroll has said nearly 40,000 fans applied for the 400 tickets available to see the live episode, meaning almost 10 per cent of them got their hands on a golden ticket.

John James Anisiobi, The Mirror, 22nd July 2016

Brendan O'Carroll spills family secrets

The star talks to the Mirror about how he and his wife took in needy kids - and why he never takes his TV alter ego home with him.

Emily Retter, The Mirror, 20th July 2016

Mrs Brown's Boys live episode won't have a swear buzzer

There will be no safety net when the occasionally foul-mouthed Mammy goes live for the night.

Paul Jones, Radio Times, 18th July 2016

Share this page