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. 34 episodes (3 series), 2011 - 2019. Stars Brendan O'Carroll, Jennifer Gibney, Paddy Houlihan, Rory Cowan and others.

Another series is in development.
Series 2, Episode 2 is repeated today at 9:30pm.

Press Clippings

O'Carroll refused to sell-out Agnes Brown to adverts

Brendan O'Carroll wasn't interested in selling out his Agnes Brown character to advertisers because he felt like the offers he were given were not "worth it".

Female First, 15th February 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

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

I endured only the second Mrs Brown's Boys of my life. The first I reviewed not long after the Brexit vote, and I wondered then whether the inexplicable success of the programme with the British mainland public wasn't directly linked to the success of the Leave campaign. I see no reason, second time around, to revise my opinion: we should have seen that vote coming. Unutterably witless, smutty/borderline blue, most of it (again) simply involved Brendan O'Carroll mugging sneeringly to camera about anyone who can spell or say things properly, saying "bucking" or "feck" to new gales of pant-wetting audience mirth, and a big happy swayalong at the end: it's like the worst panto ever. Perhaps after 29 March we'll be shot of it - O'Carroll's job here is done.

Euan Ferguson, The Guardian, 30th December 2018

Michael McIntyre beats Mrs. Brown in TV ratings

The comedian's Christmas showcase was the most watched programme on Christmas Day, after the Queen's Speech which aired across multiple channels.

Rhiannon Williams, i Newspaper, 26th December 2018

So awful that it's physically painful to sit through

It will take me a long time indeed to forgive the BBC for its infatuation with Mrs Brown's Boys, which is so awful that it is physically painful to sit through. Recall, if you will, the scene in A Clockwork Orange where the violent droog played by Malcolm McDowell undergoes forcible cinematic aversion therapy. His eyelids are clamped open while he is forced to watch unspeakable acts of horror, his ordeal part of some deranged official experiment. Same here, when I get a commission to review the Christmas edition of Mrs Brown's Boys.

Sean O'Grady, The Independent, 26th December 2018

More potty-mouthed panto, but with good-natured cheer

Only a recent arrival from the North Pole could fail to hold a strong opinion on Brendan O'Carroll and his apron-clad alter ego.

Ed Power, The Telegraph, 26th December 2018

How did a show nobody likes become so popular?

In 2006, years before anyone in the UK had heard of Mrs Brown's Boys, comedian Brendan O'Carroll was grilled by two puppets on Irish television. O'Carroll was introduced as "the equally annoying, equally successful" creator of Agnes Brown.

Ed Power, The Telegraph, 26th December 2018

How Mrs Brown's Boys took over the comedy world

Ben Dowell follows the story of Brendan O'Carroll's comedy hit, from the radio waves of Dublin to the centrepiece of the BBC1 Christmas schedule, as he talks to those who helped make it happen

Ben Dowell, Radio Times, 25th December 2018

Why the feck is Mrs. Brown's Boys so popular?

Critics derided it from the beginning, yet Brendan O'Carroll's creation only seems to become more popular with each year. Alexandra Pollard explores the appeal of one of the UK's most polarising comedies.

Alexandra Pollard, The Independent, 25th December 2018