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. 38 episodes (3 series), 2011 - 2021. Stars Brendan O'Carroll, Jennifer Gibney, Paddy Houlihan, Rory Cowan and others.

Press Clippings

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 suffers in cross-channel ratings drop

Mrs. Brown's Boys has suffered its lowest-ever Christmas Day ratings this year, but amidst a much-criticised poor festive TV schedule, remains the second most-watched comedy special of the season to date.

British Comedy Guide, 27th December 2020

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

Reviews: Mrs. Brown, Motherland, Being Bridget Jones

Review of three Christmas specials.

Aidan Smith, The Scotsman, 26th December 2020

Review: Mrs. Brown's Boys Christmas Special

It wouldn't be Christmas without a visit (or two) to the Brown residence, says Helen Daly.

Helen Daly, Radio Times, 25th December 2020

Review: Mrs. Brown's Boys Christmas Special

Mammy Of The People is a reminder of just how gruesome Brendan O'Carroll's long-running comedy is.

Sean O'Grady, The Independent, 25th December 2020

Review: Mrs. Brown's Boys Christmas Special

Love it or loathe it, the Christmas juggernaut rolls on - but this year's special had a serious emotional message to deliver.

Ed Power, The Telegraph, 25th December 2020

Why everyone should watch Mrs Brown's Boys tonight

Hated by critics who brand it puerile, Brendan O'Carroll's creation is nevertheless as popular as festive TV gets. Is there something in it?

Chris Bennion, The Telegraph, 25th December 2020