British Comedy Guide

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 'Pepsi' 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. 28 episodes (3 series), 2011 - 2016. Stars Brendan O'Carroll, Jennifer Gibney, Paddy Houlihan, Rory Cowan, Pat Shields, Eilish O'Carroll, Danny O'Carroll and others.

New special at Christmas.
(Series 3, Episode 4 is repeated on Monday at 9:30pm)

Press Clippings

Mrs Brown's Boys scam exposed

Police in Birmingham are investigating after theatregoers were conned into buying tickets for a non-existent performance of Mrs Brown's Boys.

David Hutchison, The Stage, 29th September 2016

BBC to pilot new Mrs Brown's Boys entertainment show

The BBC is piloting a new entertainment show called All Round To Mrs Brown's. The format will see the characters from the show in 'fun-fuelled' segments.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd September 2016

Are we being well-served by elderly sitcoms remakes?

Even if the old jokes still amuse some, Aidan Smith finds the BBC's celebration of its comedy classics far from funny.

Aidan Smith, The Scotsman, 29th August 2016

Coming to terms with people liking Mrs. Brown's Boys

Even if you don't find 'best sitcom of the century' remotely funny - and I don't - it's not right to claim it's safe or lazy. It's something much odder than that

Stuart Heritage, The Guardian, 27th August 2016

We need 'low brow' comedy like Mrs Brown's Boys

I sat down to watch my first ever episode of Mrs Brown's Boys this week. I felt like I should - given that it has just been voted the best comedy of the 21st century by Radio Times readers, was I missing out on a cultural phenomenon? My first foray left me perplexed. Mrs Brown - spoiler alert - gets hypnotised, clucking like a chicken at random moments. The cast crack up and redo their lines - much to the live audience's delight. It felt more like panto than anything I'd ever watched on television.

Siobhan Norton, i Newspaper, 23rd August 2016

Mrs Brown's Boys named best sitcom since 2000

Mrs Brown's Boys has come top of the Radio Times poll to name the best British TV sitcom broadcast since the year 2000.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd August 2016

Why the riskiest TV comes straight from the stage

Screenwriters often find themselves in a straitjacket - but comedy shows written for the theatre have free rein to be as foul-mouthed and foul-minded as they like. The world needs more of it.

Mark Lawson, The Guardian, 19th August 2016

Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie sequel postponed due to Brexit

The sequel to the 2014 Mrs Brown's Boys film has been thrown into disarray by Britain's decision to leave the EU.

The Sun, 1st August 2016

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

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 Daily Telegraph, 23rd July 2016

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