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 2, Episode 3 - June

Mum. Image shows from L to R: Michael (Peter Mullan), Cathy (Lesley Manville)
Cathy is having a barbecue. Michael hasn't replied to her email and she wants to know why.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 6th March 2018
25 minutes

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
Grace Hogg-Robinson Danielle (Derek's Daughter)
Writing team
Stefan Golaszewski Writer
Production team
Stefan Golaszewski Director
Georgie Fallon Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer
Stefan Golaszewski Executive Producer
Matthew Justice Executive Producer
Richard Laxton Executive Producer
Lyndsay Robinson Associate Producer
Hannah Wilcock Line Producer
Simon Reglar Editor
Abby Bowers Production Designer
Sarah Crowe Casting Director
Richard Cooke Costume Designer
David Marsh Director of Photography
Juliette Tomes Make-up Designer
David Chalstrey 1st Assistant Director
Gregor Sharp Commissioning Editor


Another deft episode of the sitcom where Lesley Manville and Peter Mullan act out an almost unbearably subtle romance, and everyone else carries on with broad jabs at lower-middle-class boors. While the idiots discuss clowns, sex and barbecuing, Cathy and Michael shuffle another half-inch closer. At this rate, they'll be shagging by season 14.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 6th March 2018

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