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 4 - July

Mum. Image shows from L to R: Jason (Sam Swainsbury), Reg (Karl Johnson)
Kelly and Jason are up early and going on holiday. Michael has had a terrible night and has something he wants to tell Cathy.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 13th 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
Tanya Franks Carol (Kelly's Mum)
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


Mum: Why great British comedy can make us laugh and cry

It probably sounds really daft, but my favourite comedies are the ones that make me cry. Whilst the majority of us watch comedy to laugh it's the sign of a real comedy if you can get so attached to those on screen that you can cry at them or with them too.

Luke, The Custard TV, 14th March 2018

Kelly and Jason are off on holiday: she's got her Marmite and her "lucky rocks" and everyone's come round to help them pack. As usual, Cathy and Michael are trampled on but their interaction doesn't quite stick to the formula: this will be the episode the wonderful stars Lesley Manville and Peter Mullan both submit to the Bafta jury.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 13th March 2018

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