Mum. Cathy (Lesley Manville)


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2016 - 2019
  • 18 episodes (3 series)

Sitcom about a middle aged mother who is trying to rebuild her life following the death of her husband. Stars Lesley Manville, Peter Mullan, Sam Swainsbury, Lisa McGrillis, Ross Boatman and more.

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Series 1, Episode 4 - August

Mum. Image shows from L to R: Cathy (Lesley Manville), Kelly (Lisa McGrillis), Jason (Sam Swainsbury)
It's a hot summer's day and while Kelly and her cousin sunbathe in the garden, Cathy is getting ready to go for lunch with a new - male - friend. Michael's taking her and is keen to find out more about this friend.

Broadcast details

Friday 3rd June 2016
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 13th February 2018 11:15pm BBC2

Cast & crew

Lesley Manville Cathy
Peter Mullan Michael
Sam Swainsbury Jason
Lisa McGrillis Kelly
Dorothy Atkinson Pauline
Karl Johnson Reg
Marlene Sidaway Maureen
Guest cast
Selin Hizli (as Seline Hizli) Debbie (Kelly's Cousin)
Writing team
Stefan Golaszewski Writer
Production team
Richard Laxton Director
Lyndsay Robinson Producer
Jennie Fava Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer
Stefan Golaszewski Executive Producer
Matthew Justice Executive Producer
Barney Pilling Editor
Miranda Jones Production Designer
Ben Wheeler Director of Photography


TV review: Mum, BBC2, episode 4

There was an interesting Facebook exchange about Mum recently. Some were saying that the only 'real' character in it was Lesley Manville's long-suffering widow Cathy. Some were saying that others were also real, but some were cartoonish. What everyone seemed to agree on, however, was that this is a warm, lovely series.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 3rd June 2016

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