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Christmas 2018, Episode 2 - Mammy's Motel

Mrs. Brown's Boys. Image shows from L to R: Winnie McGoogan (Eilish O'Carroll), Agnes Brown (Brendan O'Carroll), Cathy Brown (Jennifer Gibney)
There's a storm blowing in Finglas and it soon claims its first victim when the pipes in Winnie and Sharon's house burst.

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There's a storm blowing in Finglas and it soon claims its first victim when the pipes in Winnie and Sharon's house burst. Thank goodness therefore for Mrs Brown who is on hand to offer a roof over their heads while repairs are carried out.

However, it's not long before there's a storm brewing in the Brown household too, when Agnes and Cathy discover living with best friends isn't the picnic they'd imagined. And Agnes has yet more on her plate when she receives the news of the death of Nelly Scullie, a neighbour she never knew - or liked - and is asked by Father Damian to do her eulogy.

Plus, there's Bono's thirteenth birthday to host. It might all seem too much for Agnes, until Buster drops a bombshell...

Broadcast details

Tuesday 1st January 2019
35 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 3rd January 2019 10:50pm BBC1
Saturday 30th January 2021 9:30pm BBC1

Cast & crew

Brendan O'Carroll Agnes Brown
Jennifer Gibney Cathy Brown
Paddy Houlihan Dermot 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
Jamie O'Carroll Bono Brown
Felix Delany Johnny
Damien McKiernan Rory Brown
Aonghus McAnally Marvel
Blake O'Carroll Blister
Eli Delany (as Eli Delany) Jasper
Aly Mahmoud Chef Aly
Writing team
Brendan O'Carroll Writer
Production team
Ben Kellett Director
Justin Healy Executive Producer
Fiona Gibney Producer
Tracy McParland Producer
Ben Kellett Producer
Steven Canny Executive Producer
Brendan O'Carroll Executive Producer
Martin Delany Executive Producer
Chris Sussman Executive Producer
Gavin Smith Executive Producer
Mark Lawrence Editor
Andy O'Callaghan Composer
Chris Webster Production Designer
Yvonne Simpson Costume Designer
Nicole Tulloch Make-up Designer
Martin Hawkins Lighting Designer
Gregor Sharp Commissioning Editor


More festive farce with the ribald Irish mammy. The cold weather has played havoc with Winnie's plumbing - steady now - so she and Sharon end up crashing in the Brown household. A chaotic place at the best of times, it becomes more volatile during a raucous birthday party for 10-year-olds.

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 1st January 2019

Mrs Brown's Boys review

'Mrs Brown' thrives not on snideness or superiority, but speaks to the universal truth that quite a lot of people enjoy fart gags.

Ed Power, The Independent, 1st January 2019

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