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 5 - September

Mum. Image shows from L to R: Derek (Ross Boatman), Pauline (Dorothy Atkinson)
As summer draws to a close, Cathy and Michael see each other for the first time in months. And with Maureen in hospital, Reg anxiously waits for news.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 20th 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
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


Lesley Manville continues to charm gently as the mother in question, facing an awkward reunion with Michael after a summer apart. As the rest of the family buzz around being gloriously annoying (particularly the tact-free wonder that is Kelly, played by Lisa McGrillis) you can't help but wish that they could get some time alone.

Hannah Verdier, The Guardian, 20th March 2018

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