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 6 - December

Mum. Image shows from L to R: Derek (Ross Boatman), Pauline (Dorothy Atkinson)
It's New Year's Eve, and while Cathy's trying to have a nice little party, Kelly and Jason have come back arguing. Michael turns up, and as Cathy's trying to sort out Jason and keep her party going, she tries to find the right moment to give him his Christmas present...


This episode was delayed by 5 minutes from its 10pm scheduled time due to earlier over-running programmes.

Broadcast details

Friday 17th June 2016
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 14th February 2018 12:15am BBC2

Cast & crew

Lesley Manville Cathy
Peter Mullan Michael
Sam Swainsbury Jason
Lisa McGrillis Kelly
Ross Boatman Derek
Dorothy Atkinson Pauline
Karl Johnson Reg
Marlene Sidaway Maureen
Guest cast
Tanya Franks Carol (Kelly's Mum)
Selin Hizli (as Seline Hizli) Debbie (Kelly's Cousin)
Aaron Heffernan Ryan (Debbie's Boyfriend)
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


Review: Mum, episode 6, BBC2

Well, we say final episode but as anyone who has been following this brilliant series by Stefan Golaszewski will probably know by now there is going to be a second series. A good decision from the BBC, flying the flag for a quality comedy that may not be laugh a minute but has bags of nuance and excellent performances from its ensemble cast.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 19th June 2016

Mum had a masterful send-off for a sitcom - review

Bar the odd irresistible pursuit of a gag for the gag's sake, the scripts by Stefan Golaszewski purred as satisfyingly as anything in The Royle Family.

Jasper Rees, The Telegraph, 17th June 2016

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