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: Agnes Brown (Brendan O'Carroll), Dermot Brown (Paddy Houlihan), Cathy Brown (Jennifer Gibney), Peggy Piper, Winnie McGoogan (Eilish O'Carroll).

Christmas 2019 - Orange Is The New Mammy

There's bad news for Winnie when Agnes discovers Peggy Piper the Pernod poisoner is out on appeal and could be coming back to Finglas.

Further details

There's bad news for Winnie when Agnes discovers Peggy Piper the Pernod poisoner is out on appeal and could be coming back to Finglas. This might mean Winnie has to give evidence against her again as she was the one who saw Peggy poison her husband. There is much discussion about whether Peggy is guilty or not but the only way there's ever going to be closure is by meeting Peggy herself... Meanwhile, Buster loses the tank Dermot's hired for their latest promotion and must find it before Dermot finds out.


Scheduled in a normal half-hour time-slot, this episode in fact ran for more than 35 minutes.

Broadcast details

This episode is currently available on BBC iPlayer

Wednesday 1st January 2020
35 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
Amanda Woods Betty Brown
Dermot O'Neill Grandad Brown
Gary Hollywood Dino Doyle
Conor Moloney Father Damien
Emily Reagan (as Emily Regan) Barbara
Fiona Gibney Sharon McGoogan
Guest cast
Derek Reddin Dr Flynn
Mike Nolan Mr Foley
Damien McKiernan Rory Brown
Blake O'Carroll Blister
Pete Price Radio DJ (Voice)
Sue Vincent Peggy Piper (Voice)
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


2020 New Year's Special trailer

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

Featuring: Brendan O'Carroll (Agnes Brown).


The second festive edition of the bawdy panto is almost a whodunnit, even if Agatha Christie would probably disapprove of the eye-watering innuendo. Peggy Piper the Pernod Poisoner is out of jail and gunning for the eyewitness who put her there: Winnie. The question is: can Mrs Brown unravel the case?

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 1st January 2020

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