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BBC viewers complaining about there being two Mrs Brown specials

BBC viewers have blasted this year's Christmas TV line-up after it was revealed there would be TWO Mrs Brown's Boys specials.

Jessica Lester, The Sun, 24th November 2021

Mrs Brown's Boys Live - 10 Year Anniversary, review

It's time to stop arguing over this rubbish.

Emily Baker, i Newspaper, 30th October 2021

Brendan O'Carroll preparing to make BBC army sitcom Lebanese Outpost

Mrs Brown's Boys creator Brendan O'Carroll claims to have landed a new BBC One sitcom, about Irish UN peacekeepers patrolling the Israel-Lebanon border. Six episodes of Lebanese Outpost have reportedly been commissioned.

British Comedy Guide, 28th October 2021

O'Carroll: Mrs Brown was woke before woke was invented

With its old-school gags and stereotyping, Mrs Brown's Boys is often viewed as the nemesis of woke culture. But creator Brendan O'Carroll, who also plays the show's matriarch Agnes Brown, insists they've blazed a trail for political correctness.

Roderick McPhee, The Sun, 28th October 2021

Mrs Brown's Boys to mark 10th anniversary with Halloween special

Mrs Brown's Boys is to mark its 10th anniversary with a Halloween special, which will be broadcast live.

British Comedy Guide, 15th September 2021

Mrs Brown's Boys tour dates announced

Mrs Brown D'Live Show...Encore Tour will now take place in June and July 2022 with all tickets remaining valid for the rescheduled dates.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 4th June 2021

BBC gets over complaints over dropping Mrs Brown repeat

The BBC has defended its decision to axe an episode of Mrs Brown's Boys after over 100 people complained. The broadcaster explained that Arsenal and Newcastle's FA Cup meet on January 9 had forced a last-minute schedule tweak as the game ran into extra time.

Will Twigger, The Mirror, 19th January 2021

Mrs Brown's Boys New Year Special review

Old bromides and stock set-ups dominated Mrs. Brown's Boys: New Year Special, another plodding seasonal edition of Brendan O'Carroll's doggedly predictable panto about the Finglas matriarch and her finagling clan. "Special" is precisely what it wasn't.

Liam Fay, The Times, 3rd January 2021

Blankety Blank most-watched new TV comedy in 2020

Blankety Blank was the most-watched new British comedy on TV in 2020. 5.2 million viewers tuned in to see the comic game show's revival on Christmas Day. The Graham Norton Show and ITV sitcom Kate & Koji also got over 5 million viewers last year.

British Comedy Guide, 1st January 2021

Mrs. Brown's Boys actor sues star Brendan O'Carroll

Mrs. Brown's Boys boss Brendan O'Carroll is being sued by former co-star Gary Hollywood.

The comedy actor and show chief, 65, faces claims of constructive dismissal and workplace discrimination after a row over pay.

Gary, 41, who quit the sitcom in the ­autumn, says he is also taking legal action against the BBC.

Ed Gleave, Daily Star, 27th December 2020

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