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. 36 episodes (3 series), 2011 - 2020. Stars Brendan O'Carroll, Jennifer Gibney, Paddy Houlihan, Rory Cowan and others.

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Mrs. Brown's Boys. Image shows from L to R: Clyde (Kevin Kennedy), Agnes Brown (Brendan O'Carroll).

Christmas 2019 - A Wonderful Mammy

It's Christmas in Finglas once again but no-one in the Brown household has got the memo.

Further details

It's Christmas in Finglas once again but no-one in the Brown household has got the memo. Mrs Brown can't seem to please anyone - Betty is annoyed with her for giving Bono money, Mark is annoyed at his mum for not listening to Betty, Winnie thinks Agnes doesn't care about her and Cathy think she's too nosy. It might almost be better if Agnes had never been born. Enter Clyde, who says he's an angel. Maybe he could grant Agnes her wish, to show her what life would be like if she'd never been born? Agnes scoffs but before she knows it she's in a world she doesn't recognise and that doesn't recognise her. A world where her family is someone else's and she must come to terms with a life she never knew...

Broadcast details

This episode is currently available on BBC iPlayer

Wednesday 25th December 2019
45 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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
Susie Blake Hillary Nicholson
Gary Hollywood Dino Doyle
Conor Moloney Father Damien
Fiona Gibney Sharon McGoogan
Guest cast
Derek Reddin Dr Flynn
Jamie O'Carroll Bono Brown
Mike Nolan Mr Foley
Damien McKiernan Rory Brown
Kevin Kennedy Clyde
Mark Sheridan Security
Writing team
Brendan O'Carroll Writer
Production team
Ben Kellett Director
Justin Healy Executive Producer
Fiona Gibney Producer
Ben Kellett Producer
Sam Michell Producer
Steven Canny Executive Producer
Brendan O'Carroll Executive Producer
Martin Delany Executive Producer
Gavin Smith Executive Producer
Mark Lawrence Editor
Iain McDonald Production Designer
Andy O'Callaghan Composer


Christmas Special teaser

Mrs Brown is back in time for Christmas.

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

Behind-the-scenes 2019

A look at the making of the 2019 Christmas special.

Featuring: Brendan O'Carroll (Agnes Brown), Jennifer Gibney (Cathy Brown), Paddy Houlihan (Dermot Brown), 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), Fiona Gibney (Sharon McGoogan).


Brendan O'Carroll interview

Mrs Brown's Boys star Brendan O'Carroll reveals why The Queen may have already watched the Christmas special.

Elaine Reilly, What's On TV, 13th December 2019

Why Mrs Brown's Boys is worth watching

Trendy, sophisticated types are wrong to sneer at Mrs Brown's Boys, writes Aidan Smith, who plans to watch the Christmas special for the first time.

Aidan Smith, The Scotsman, 17th December 2019

Mrs Brown: how TV's worst show become Xmas must-watch

Somehow, without anyone noticing, the dire BBC sitcom has become the centrepiece of Christmas TV. How on Earth did this happen?

Joel Golby, The Guardian, 21st December 2019

Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas special, review

Brendan O'Carroll's show puts two fingers up to the snooty metropolitan elite and appeals to viewers with fond memories of the early 1970s.

Ed Cumming, The Independent, 25th December 2019

Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas special: it's perfectly fine

For something that provokes such venom, Mrs Brown's Boys is a lot like other British comedies.

Barbara Speed, i Newspaper, 25th December 2019

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